Chūson-ji Temple

Chūson-ji Temple
Chūson-ji Temple
Chūson-ji Temple
Chūson-ji Temple
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Chūson-ji Temple Holding

Founded by the monk Jikaku Daishi. Starting from the 12th century, the first Ōshū Fujiwara lord, Kiyohira, began the construction of a massive temple complex here, including two-storied pagodas and two-storied halls. They were built as Buddhist pure lands to give comfort to the spirits of the people who died in the long wars of the Earlier Nine Years War and the Latter Three Years War. Many of the temple buildings were burned down in the 14th century, but even now, the area is a treasure trove of Heian art with over 3,000 articles of National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties, principal of which is the Golden Hall.

Street address

202 Aza Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Nishi-iwai Gun, Iwate

Access

Route1

  • About 30 minutes by foot from the JR Hiraizumi Station
    Get off at JR Hiraizumi Station and take the Hiraizumi-cho Circulation Bus (Run-Run), then 10 minutes after getting off at Chuson-ji (150 yen)

Route2

  • About 5 minutes on the Iwate Bus (Kokudo Minami Line), then get off at Chuson-ji

Opening Hours

Summer (March 1 -November 3): 8:30-17:00 
Winter (November 4 -end of February) 8:30 - 16:30

Closed

Fee

Admission fee: adults: 800 yen, high school students: 500 yen, junior high school students: 300 yen, elementary school students: 200 yen
1,000 yen to borrow one audio guide (500 yen is refunded upon return of the device)

Website

http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/

Best season

All year

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