Chuson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi-cho

See the only 12th-century structure to survive a turbulent Japanese history in its original form at Chuson-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site. Constructed in 1124, the mausoleum, or "Golden Hall", features gold-covered wood inlaid with nacre (mother-of-pearl) and contains the mummified remains of the leader of the Northern Fujiwara clan who ruled much of the northern Japan. Today the Tendai sect governs this Buddhist temple. Step inside to explore the masterfully designed interior, where intricate metalwork, gold and silver illustrations, and iridescent shells cover the pillars, beams, and diases. Find out how to plan Nishiiwai-gun trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.
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  • Visit the golden week last week. On the nearest Hill parking lot was empty. Because the Group was to visit shrine Noh stage and to the Golden Temple. Presentation to the group who had come later if I was watching in the lucky. Golden Hall is surprisingly small and had a magnificent atmosphere.
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  • GW by Circle line from ichinoseki from Sendai, run by Bianchi from ichinoseki, visited. Visit Fujiwara third age splendor remains firm it is. Speaking in chuson-ji Temple and the Golden Temple is famous for the immense Noh stage deep in the mountains and pristine cedar tree.
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  • Speaking in chuson-ji Temple and the main Golden Temple. Fujiwara third (maybe 4? ) Of think our bodies are still there is slept that? with a strange feeling. The legend of zipangu's involvement with Yoshitsune and golden. It's just a high-flying in the Tohoku region and the emishi, ezo was previously is interesting. Open to the public beginning if you arrived with half-time at 8:00 just below the parking space there. GW during weekdays was visited, but was stopped in time. Chusonji Temple three times in the previous winter was snowy in chuson-ji Temple is also fantastic and beautiful. Liberty State Park is a little distance from the station, but is not. Some Soba water temple in the Middle, so Ho cold Cup drink I'm looking forward to. Now, back at chuson-ji Temple in the ancient covered Hall in the Golden Temple and can get inside. Noh stage have quite spectacular. Main hall is a large enough thought is not. Around the whole, would be about an hour. It would be nice of the Yam tiramisu, Zan Pavilion were snacks summer to open for 9:30, so. Reviews of chūson-JI is finely divided, but at chūson-JI together like good to.
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  • The design is pretty amazing. There is a golden buddha inside. To get here you need to walk up hill. Although not too steep, but a pretty decend journey. There is no entrance fee. There is a famous golden hall which is a walking distance from this place (you cant take pictures inside there and there is an entrance fee).
  • World Heritage. Historic temple. Take off your shoes and enter it, then feel the atmosphere of the religion.
  • Chusonji Temple, a highly venerated power-spot temple. When coming here, make sure to bring someone with good skills in Japanese calligraphy and history. The deep nature of the temple is captivating to the senses.
  • This is the main temple in this huge complex and a must see. There's a beautiful golden Buddha inside and also a lot of astonishing carvings and decorations.
  • You can feel the legend of "Yoshitsune".Golden house"Konjiki-do" is so beautiful.
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