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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.

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  • Chusonji Temple

    Chusonji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi Iwate Prefecture. The Golden Hall (Konjiki-do) is one of the two buildings to survive from the original Chusonji Temple complex. Konjiki-do is a wooden building covered with gold leaf and mother of peral, which contains the mummified remains of the Northern Fujiwara clan who ruled northen read more

  • Kanjizaio-in Temple

    Kanjizaio-in Temple is the site of a Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi Iwate Prefecture. Kanjizaio-in Temple was directly across the Frontier Way from the Enryuji and Kashoji temples (now within the Motsuji Temple complex). Kanjizaio-in Temple also included a Jodo (pure land) Japanese Garden. Kanjizaio-in Temple was destroyed by fire in 1226. Kanjizaio-in Temple is a read more

  • Motsuji Temple

    Motsuji Temple is a Tendai Buddhist temple in Hiraizumi Iwate Prefecture. Motsuji Temple complex includes a Jodo (pure land) Japanese garden that contains the ruins of two much older temples, Enryuji and Kashoji which date back to the 12 century. Enryuji and Kashoji were both destroyed by fire in 1226. Motsuji Temple is designated as read more

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