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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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  • You could fold in the Northeast alone, visit the world heritage certified five-year milestone. From a huge cedar trees of the Moon Hill toddlers benkei Chapel, around chuson-ji Temple, etc, the Golden Hall long depth step further and will warp in the Muromachi age. I was remembering the peace of paradise Temple of dazzling eyes and stand in front of the Golden Temple and Buddha statues. Back in the parking lot after a bout of chūson-JI by drowned dogs this is guaranteed to be accustomed to eat Soba journey.
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  • My wife and came with two coveted chūson-JI in the. Want to see fall foliage. It was worth the weather often came, many people are not. I'm only still become a world heritage site.
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  • Golden Temple of Amida Buddha and kenzoku 3 set a luxurious inlaid with gold-lacquered in gorgeous, beautifully and it. In the sense that it represents the pure land will be byodoin garden and bar. Recalling the glory of the oshu Fujiwara clan. Seen together was "Japanese character KANAWA Buddha and Dainichi Buddha statue".
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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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