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Chuson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi-cho

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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. Make Chuson-ji Temple part of your personalized Hiraizumi-cho itinerary using our Hiraizumi-cho itinerary maker.
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  • Were expected to do, by saying the world heritage site is a two-star rating might. Golden Hall's centerpiece of chūson-JI, but it is placed in a glass box, unable to feel the atmosphere and reality. Seemed as if looking at museums and Museum exhibits. I would be disappointed if, who visited temples and shrines still famous domestic and overseas. Also there is a special reason might have given way to display if may be promoting as a tourist destination in the. And admission fee is 800 yen, but this fee is played, right? For example, the temple is 300 yen. 800 yen was too high compared to other temples and shrines.
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  • 東北的平泉彷紼仙界.境內有多処被登錄為世界遗產. 其中由当年東北豪族 藤原氏初代的清衡公建造的中尊寺最具規模. 位於平泉山区森林帶,乃藤原一族的家廟,特別最著名的「金色堂」,建於西元1124年,主佛是阿彌陀如來,兩旁是觀音菩薩、勢至菩薩,周遭圍繞六尊地藏王菩薩。藤原家四代的遗体也放置堂內. 金碧輝煌,十分壯觀!  more »
  • Hours from Tokyo by car, fast charge is discount night moves, early in the morning by genbikei seven around chuson-ji Temple in arrived in. Or has stopped the car in the town around chuson-ji Temple first parking lot hours of operation was from the 8:30 at the entrance to valet had parked the intact. When you come to pay fee (\400), but the intact and left out. Ready made Lunar was here too many came from early in the morning from overseas is. Moon slope wore to the Golden Hall and visit slowly: benkei Hall, main hall, mine yakushido, dainichido Hall, belfry, valve goods Nintendo while the opening hours is from 8:30 to admission ticket sales offices are closed, and time adjustment on the front bench. On the wrong side of the leg fudo-do I walk to the Golden Hall parking lot is located near (below), so using it is easy. Without entering the town the first parking lot and go up the road next to the "uphill parking" there. I think it good to the Noh music Temple after the Golden Temple visit, further back. Unfortunately, time was under construction. During August was a little cooler than we recommend to go early in the morning.
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  • This tree covered hill is full of ancient temples beautiful grounds and views of the valley below. It is beautiful anytime of the year, but fall is my favorite. There is a wonderful trail through the woods between Chusonji and Motsuji Temples that is easy, with just a few steep short climbs good for children and older adults. It passes by some beautiful Japanese style homes with beautiful gardens. It may take 30 minutes to an hour to hike depending on your fitness level. I highly recommend it. My wife and I use it for our daily workout most of the year. It is very pretty covered in snow.
  • Loved the wanko soba and the overall holiness of the place.
  • One of the best known temples in all of Iwate. Located in the town of Hiraizumi.
  • Season of chuson-ji Temple in the tourist are very often. There are temples made of gold really is foreign people are incredulously, seem to worship. But hiraizumi would be hard pressed to secure accommodation, hotel was very little. But feel so now find topic of minpaku facilities now, "minpaku hiraizumi, and searched the Tablet came in handy. AIRBnB is especially popular with the cleanliness of the hotel from 3000 yen. Farm stay, pet friendly, so take a look once, perhaps.
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  • Far from Kansai is the second visit. I think that chuson-ji Temple is Golden Temple in hiraizumi highlights, here is a temple of chūson-JI. Praise avoirdupois collection you can see the treasures and the Golden Hall still here before (above) is located. Visits may be difficult the thighs come up mountain quite well so far, so bad. No, nothing to see here, so said first praise scale collection and Golden Hall, may return even better after.
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