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Chuson-ji Temple

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A wish for the Pure Land

Hiraizumi is a town where Kiyohira Fujiwara, who experienced the hardships of war, had developed... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
World heritage desination

One of the most popular destination of iwate prefexture. Big buddhist complex surrounded by huge... read more

Reviewed November 25, 2018
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202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
+81 191-46-2211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank maritora
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Mollymoon_26
Reviewed November 20, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed August 16, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank Gemini6_tadvisor
Reviewed August 4, 2018

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

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed May 28, 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Karen J
Reviewed May 13, 2018

Very impressive, original gold tombs of the four Fujiwara family clan. Enjoy the long walk leading to this area, although it is definitely not barrier free. For more, check hiddenjapanguide.com

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank rie s
Reviewed May 2, 2018 via mobile

It requires some uphill walking at the beginning. The gilded hall is stunningly beautiful and elegant but photo is not allowed.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank sheilal457
Reviewed January 15, 2018

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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Viking_in_Oz
Reviewed November 16, 2017

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.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Janice L
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