Chuson-ji Temple

This temple was reportedly founded in 850 by Jikaku Daishi, a monk associated with Enryaku-ji Temple in Hieizan (Mt. Hiei). Fujiwara Kiyohira is said to have laid the substantial foundation of the temple. Sights on the premises include the Konjikido, which has been designated as a National Treasure, and the Sankozo, which houses a collection of more than 3,000 cultural properties left by the Oshu Fujiwara lords. In 2011 the cultural heritage of Hiraizumi including Chuson-ji Temple was registered as a World Heritage Site.

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Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202 map map Map
8:30-17:00 [11/Apr.--Feb. End Sunday] 8:30-16:30
open everyday
[Fee Visit area (Friday Shikido, Sankozo, Keizo, former Kaido)] [Adult] 800yen [High school student] 500yen [Junior high school students] 300yen [Elementary school students] 200yen
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Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 1, 2020)
* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • well kept
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.07
    The Temple is made up of a few buildings, surrounded by forest.To reach the temple,one has to walk up a slope, which is equiped with rope and anti-slip feature. There is also a lookout pavilion...
  • The temple consists of several buildings, including a museum, in a park
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.01
    Plan on at least three hours to see the Chusonji temple complex and make sure you go into the museum as well as going into the Konjikido. The walk up to these two buidlings is through a beautiful...
  • Its OK, not impressive
    3.0 Reviewed : 2019.09.18
    I went as a day trip from Sendai. There is a steep hill to climb to get to the grounds. There is an entrance fee of 800 yen to Konjikido (a hall covered in gold) and the Treasure Hall. I wasnt...

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