We use cookies to improve your online experience. For information on the cookies we use and for details on how we process your personal information, please see our cookie policy . By continuing to use our website you consent to us using cookies.

Chūson-ji Temple

Chūson-ji Temple_1
Chūson-ji Temple_2
Chūson-ji Temple_3
Chūson-ji Temple_4
Chūson-ji Temple_1 Chūson-ji Temple_2 Chūson-ji Temple_3 Chūson-ji Temple_4

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 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishi-Iwai-Gun Iwate

Access

Route1

  • JR Hiraizumi Station → Chusonji Tsukimizaka Iriguchi
    1.6km (a 25-minute walk)

Route2

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

Opening Hours

Summer (1 March to 3 November) 8:30-17:00
Winter (4 November to the end of February) 08:30-16:30

Closed

Open all year round

Website

http://www.chusonji.or.jp/language_en/index.html

Best season

All year

Point

繧ケ繝昴ャ繝亥錐

Spots around

Share this page

Transportation

Recommended scenic routes

Other attractive routes

Traveler reviews

COPYRIGHT © TOHOKU × TOKYO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

Back to Top