Chusonji Temple

Culture Experience History

Chusonji Temple in Iwate Prefecture was built in the later half of the 11th century. It was meant to comfort the spirits of those who died in Tohoku area’s ongoing wars at the time. Its purpose was to create a Buddha Land, a sort of paradise in the Buddhist view, in the remote Tohoku region which was then called Michinoku. Currently, the only remaining building that still conveys Chusonji Temple’s original appearance is Kannado, which is praised as a piece of art. In 2011, “Hirazumi’s cultural heritage” which includes Chuson-ji Temple was registered as a World Heritage site.

Telephone Number
Postal code
202 Koromonoseki Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate
Method of payment
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January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:30~17:00

Admisson Fee
JPY800 / Adult

Age 16-18: JPY 500
Age 13-15: JPY 300
Age 6-12: JPY 200
Group discounts available. Please check the official site for details.

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