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Chusonji Temple

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Koromonoseki-202 Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate 029-4195, Japan

Prominent Buddhist temple with a museum, Noh stage & mausoleum with 12th-century mummified remains.

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phone+81 191-46-2211
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Mondays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

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Ross Daniels a month ago

A delightfully simple but very beautiful place especially as we visited there in winter. The simplicity of the building temple itself is wonderful. I certainly can see why it is designated as a National Treasure of Japan. The temple was founded in 1105 by Fujiwara Kiyohira, the founder of the Northern Fujiwara clan. Chuson-ji was the clan's菩提寺 (bodaiji), or mortuary temple, and was used as the burial place for many of the clan's members. The temple complex includes a number of important buildings, including the Konjikido, which is a National Treasure and is considered to be one of the finest examples of Japanese Buddhist architecture.

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Adi Nugraha 2 months ago

Amazing view and historical site, came on fall season 2023, not a very touristy place hence can feel the more serenity side of Japan. Use comfy shoes coz slight hike is needed from gateway. If you came from hiraizumi station, use bus or bike, you can walk and enjoy the road (just like we did) but it’s quite far

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sinéad n 4 months ago

14/11/2023 Plenty of autumn leaves out definitely head there now if it's on your bucketlist!! Bit of a steep climb up to it so be prepared! There's benches to rest on the way up anyways

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Kwanchai Quinzy Yokto 10 months ago

Wow. We must said that as per many of shine there to pray respects and really interesting spots for tourists. Hence less of foreigners here main majority are local citizens which language may difficult for those who not familiar with it. But we passed. Location: The cleanliness were excellent and amazing set up foe those required. As of more than 950 Years old temples 🛕. It might do something right to keep themselves as of today.

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Ballchi Chan a year ago

This is definitely a 5-star spot for seeing fall foliage in Iwate prefecture. Entrance is free of charge except you wish to see the Konjikido. The temple also illuminated the maple leaves in every evening for nearly 2 weeks during the peak of fall foliage. We were so lucky we could be there during the time. Unlike other temples which might charge you an additional fee for entry in the evening, the entry in the evening is free here👍👍👍