Hiraizumi is a town in Iwate Prefecture of Tohoku region, which is famous for the three temples which form the World Heritage Site known as the 'Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi'. The three temples include Chusonji Temple, Kanjizaio-in Temple and Motsuji Temple. Hiraizumi was the base for Hiraizumi Fujiwaras and thus has several historic sites, which also include the ruins of Muryoko-in Temple and Takkoku no Iwaya Bishamon Hall.
Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture.
Hiraizumi is indicated by the red marker.
For a larger version of this map see: Hiraizumi Map
Author: Craig Fryer