Structures reserved for Japanese Buddhism.
Temples are best way to feel and watch the Japanese history. All temples have interesting historical background, and the buildings themselves are the great historical trace. Some of the temple has over 1000 years of history with original shapes. Many temples have also great gardens and wanders like Great Buddha.

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Chusonji Temple

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Chusonji Temple (中尊寺) was established by Priest Jigaku in 850. The history of Chusonji actually began,...
when Fujiwara no Kiyohira settled principal images here in eary 12th century. Kiyohira, the first lord of Oshu Fujiwara clan, built Chusonji for Buddhist Pure Land. Today, it is the most popular site in Hiraizumi and one of UNESCO world heritage sites. There are many beautiful temples and it has great harmony with nature. Konjikido, literary means golden temple, is the only remaining building which exists since the time of Oshu Fujiwara clan in Hiraizumi.

Visitor's Info.
Admission for Konjikido: 800 yen for adult. High school 500 yen. Junior high 300 yen. Elementary 200 yen. There is group discount.
Open: 8:30 to 17:00 (Nov 4 to end of Feb 8:30 to 16:30.

0. at Ichinoseki Station.
1. use JR Tohoku Line to Hiraizumi (9 min.)
2. use local bus to Chusonji (5 min.)