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The Best Religious Sites in Tohoku

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Religious sites in Tohoku

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    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.
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    Risshaku-ji Temple , Yamagata
    Travel to the foot of the steep hill of Hōshū-yama to see why Risshaku-ji Temple has been listed as a nationally designated Place of Scenic B
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    Entsuin , Matsushima-machi
    Built in 1646, Entsuin represents the most important temple of the area, which also serves as the mausoleum of Date Mitsumune. Unfortunately,
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    Motsu-ji Temple , Hiraizumi-cho
    Once a huge temple complex and an important spiritual center for Tendai Buddhism, UNESCO-protected Motsu-ji Temple nowadays features restored
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    Zuiganji , Matsushima-machi
    The most famous Zen temple in northern Japan, Zuiganji features gilded fusuma sliding doors. Completed in 1609, the building remains a fine e
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