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Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center

44 Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture 029-4102, Japan
+81 191-46-4012
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Type: Museums
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Singapore, Singapore
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Take the tohoko shinkasen to Ichinoseki station (about half hour ride from Sendai), transfer to the local JR line at track 2 (covered by JR pass) to hiraizumi station (about 8mins ride from Ichinoseki station). There's 1 information counter in the train station itself, but do go to the information centre on the right outside the train station (there was... More

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Bonsall, California
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221 reviews 221 reviews
78 attraction reviews
453 helpful votes 453 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

To get the most out of your visit to the historic sites in Hiraizumi, stop at this free museum first. It gives a good explanation of what was built here and why. Since most of the major sites are mostly ruins or foundation stones, it helps to see what it must have looked like so you can visualize the grandeur... More

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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

This is a great place to visit - a nice modern museum that gives a good introduction to the history of the town. It consists essentially of a museum hall and a exhibits hall. The exhibits change periodically - when I was there there was a massive (double-garage size) dolls-house temple, a carriage you could get in and traditional attire... More

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