Chuson-ji Temple (中尊寺)
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.
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202 (Oshu / Hiraizumi / IchinosekiArea)
8:30-17:00 [11/Apr.--Feb. End Sunday] 8:30-16:30
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- Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202 [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
- Parking Lot
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- Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 1, 2020)
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- On foot aboutminutes
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- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
A northern Tohoku prefecture promising peace and quiet, Iwate is sparsely populated, replacing people with snow-capped mountains, history-rich sites, and fields of crops that are to thank for the region's delicious local cuisine. Meander along the three-city Golden Route, where you'll visit the grand Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi and the Tono folk villages before tasting the three famed noodle dishes of Morioka.