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Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center

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Address: 44 Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai-gun, Hiraizumi-cho 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 191-46-4012

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Try the courtesan's dress

It's a fun place that shows some of the artefacts of the temple and how it was rebuilt. You will have a chance to wear the silk dress worn by the courtesan.... It was heavy only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 5, 2015
Zexenknight
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Melbourne, Australia

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

It's a fun place that shows some of the artefacts of the temple and how it was rebuilt. You will have a chance to wear the silk dress worn by the courtesan.... It was heavy only with two layers. The real deal was 5 layers.....

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Visited Hiraizumi in October first week. situated about 100km of Morioka, can be easily accessed by JR shinkansen, need to get down at Ischinoseki station & change train to Hiraizumi. Takes about 90minutes to reach. The whole town is full of temples & is a UNESCO World Heritage city. not to be missed. The easiest way is to hire a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 via mobile

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 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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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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