World Heritage: Chusonji Temple4.7
Chusonji is about 30 min walk from Hiraizumi station, reached through a pleasant path lined with cedar trees. The main attraction is the wooden Golden Hall built in 1124 that is covered all over in gold leaf. Inside are numerous bronze statues also covered in gold.
For a century, the northern branch of the Fujiwara clan came to prominence using their gold-mining wealth, and Hiraizumi's splendor once rivaled that of Kyoto. There used to be a total of 300 buildings with 40 temples, but feudal strife and massive fires in the 13-14th centuries destroyed nearly everything so that now only two buildings from that era remain intact.
Purposeelderly,surreal&cool,that you'll never forget,world heritage,nature,first time in Japan,History,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing,major
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4.0a month ago
Many Buddha and temples, if you like the quiet place you can visit here at morning. Need to buy tickets at golden palace or it’s all free unless you drive.
4.05 months ago
Went on 1/1 when it was in full Hastumode mode. Very festive and charming
5.05 months ago
ChusonJi is the most famous the greatest Buddhist temple in Tohoku area, Japan. This temple is called ‘Golden Temple’ in Tohoku. Once you visit you will realized how rich the history of Tohoku area.
5.010 months ago
Beautiful and tranquil. The walk up through the woods is lovely, the golden temple stunning when you get to in and well worth the admission fee. We have learned that we much prefer the quieter out of the way temples to the more famous ones.
5.07 months ago
So amazing Gold Hall and all area so peaceful, one of the oldest temple in Japan, est. in Year 850