Tohoku Sights

Chuson-ji (Chuson-ji Temple)

  • 202 Koromonoseki Map It
  • Hiraizumi
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine
  • Fodor's Choice

Updated 09/20/2013

Fodor's Review

Founded in 850, this temple's highlight is its Konjikido (Golden Hall), which was completed in 1124. The first Ou Fujiwara lord Kiyohara commissioned many temples and pagodas during his reign, perhaps as many as 40, not to mention residences for 300 priests. Nearly all were destroyed by fire except for Konjikido, and it is the only structure in Chuson-ji that remains unchanged. More than 3,000 objects have survived and are now housed in the treasure house. It's a 20-minute walk from JR Hiraizumi Station or a 10-minute bus ride.

Sight Information


202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Iwate-ken, 029-4102, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • ¥800
  • Mar.–Oct., daily 8:30–5; Nov.–Feb., daily 8:30–4:30

Updated 09/20/2013


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