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Hiraizumi is a town where Kiyohira Fujiwara, who experienced the hardships of war, had developed. When he was young, he experienced a fight between relatives. His wife and son were killed by his brother at the time. After he finished all the battle, He wanted...More
One of the most popular destination of iwate prefexture. Big buddhist complex surrounded by huge landscape with very tall mature trees. Konjikido golden hall is preserved in the new consruction building. Very very beautiful. Good place to see autum leaves. Museum is also interesting. From...More
This complex of temples and related buildings will take you at least half a day but is the main attraction of Haraizumi. The area was an incredible significant site and contains the tombs of four of the Fujiwara clan, the northern branch of the family...More
As we had Japan Rail Pass, we decided to visit this well known temple (world heritage) in a one day trip from Tokyo.
We took one of Tohoku shinkansen "Hayabusa", leaving at around 8:00 and we arrived at Ichinoseki station a little after 10:00. From...More
It's good to get here early as walking around the temple buildings can be done anytime and its cool to see the small army of red smock wearing cleaning ladies do their thing. Lots of mature shade trees. Historical atmosphere. At 9am, the omikuji/temple offices/souvenir...More
The Konjikido (Golden Hall) has been maintained for 900 years. Matsuo Basho, the most famous Japanese poet of the Edo period visited this area during his travels and there is a beautiful statue of him in the park. The cedar trees are over 300 years...More
It's a bit of a hike up the hill from the car-park, but the view from the rest spot half way up is worth a few moments pause.
There are a number of temples here, including a massive temple (to the right as you walk...More
A major historical site, consisting of beautiful temple grounds and national treasures. The Sankozo (Museum) collection is a must for Japanese history buffs. The Golden Hall is an amazing work of art and craftsmanship.