Chuson-ji Temple (中尊寺)
A Buddhist temple located in Hiraizumi Town, Nishiiwai County, Iwate Prefecture which is the head temple of Tendai Buddhism in the Tohoku region. Known for its connection to the Northern Fujiwara clan, the temple possesses numerous Cultural Properties, including the Konjikido (golden Amida hall), which is covered inside and out with gold leaf. The Konjikido was registered a World Heritage Site in 2011. In spring, cherry trees in front of the Konjikido and other areas throughout the grounds come into bloom. The best time to view the blossoms is from late April to early May. The temple’s cherry trees are most Yoshino cherries, with weeping cherries, hill cherries, and other varieties growing on the grounds as well. Toilets and parking available. Normal hours for the Konjikido, Sankozo Museum, Sutra Repository, and Kyu-oi-do hall are from 8:30 to 17:00; entry is 800 yen for adults, 500 yen for high school students, 300 yen for junior high school students, and 200 yen for elementary school students.
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202 (Oshu / Hiraizumi / IchinosekiArea)
- Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202 [map]
- Flowering state of cherry blossoms
- Starting to Bloom
- Cherry blossom forecast
- Mid-Apr.-Late Apr.
- open everyday
- Free (Kannado, Hanzo store is Adults 800 yen)
- Parking Lot
- Night viewing
- Not available
- Public toilets
- Not available
- Hill cherry blossom, Shidarezakura, Someiyoshino
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- 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.