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 in mid-March. Melting snow is still cold so tourists it wasn't much. Open only the first parking situation. Temple and Cathedral are all up quite steep slope from the parking lot at the top of the mountain. Temple, Temple, Golden Hall are scattered on the mountain. Nice view from the lookout on the way. Feet is a bar so finally take joy emotion is.
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  • Travel to Zhongji can take a tour bus to the Pingquan station, Zhongji along the road are hiking, if the need to wear shoes in winter, the current light viewers are not much, you can enjoy the good quality of the tour.
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  • I went in the winter. It is so cold floor and enters the main temple of chūson-JI. However, it recommended that we see inside the. There were a lot of people. I think this is the core.
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  • 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.
  • Very beautiful and peaceful place
  • The must-see sight in Hiraizumi -- I found it very much a let-down, overrun with tourists and with every little temple hawking trinkets. The main attraction -- the Konjikido temple that is completely covered in gold -- is amazing but requires a special ticket and the crowds just shuffle in and out as a pre-recorded Japanese explanation plays. This is an important place both historically and architecturally, but the spirituality seems to have lost out to the tourism aspect. Motsuji just down the road or other places in the countryside are far superior in that regard.

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