Temple

Chuson-ji Temple

中尊寺

This temple was reportedly founded in 850 by Jikaku Daishi, a monk associated with Enryaku-ji Temple in Hieizan (Mt. Hiei). Fujiwara Kiyohira is said to have laid the substantial foundation of the temple. Sights on the premises include the Konjikido, which has been designated as a National Treasure, and the Sankozo, which houses a collection of more than 3,000 cultural properties left by the Oshu Fujiwara lords. In 2011 the cultural heritage of Hiraizumi including Chuson-ji Temple was registered as a World Heritage Site.

LOCATION
Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202
PHONE
0191462211
Hours
8:30-17:00[11/Apr.-Feb. end Sunday] 8:30-16:30
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Charge Admission fee area Friday Color Hall, Sankyozo, Keizo, Old Uchido] Adults800yen, High School Students500yen, Junior High School Students300yen, Elementary School Students200yen
Parking Lot
Available 490spaces
Credit Card
Available
Note
Temporary suspension:Closed until May 31, 2020 (Information as of May 1, 2020)* Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Updated at: June 5, 2020 Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN

Reviews

  • Reviewed
    2019-11-07
    well kept

    The Temple is made up of a few buildings, surrounded by forest. To reach the temple,one has to walk up a slope, which is equiped with rope and anti-slip feature. There is also a lookout pavilion... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-10
  • Reviewed
    2019-11-01
    The temple consists of several buildings, including a museum, in a park

    Plan on at least three hours to see the Chusonji temple complex and make sure you go into the museum as well as going into the Konjikido. The walk up to these two buidlings is through a beautiful... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-11
  • Reviewed
    2019-09-18
    Its OK, not impressive

    I went as a day trip from Sendai. There is a steep hill to climb to get to the grounds. There is an entrance fee of 800 yen to Konjikido (a hall covered in gold) and the Treasure Hall. I wasnt... more

    Date of visit:
    2019-08
  • Reviewed
    2019-05-10
    The most important part of UNESCO World Heritage Site

    Chuson-ji is a most important site among UNESCO`s Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi. I think it is better to go to Chuson-ji on foot. It took 30 minutes. It will be picturesque route... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-07
  • Reviewed
    2019-04-04
    A wish for the Pure Land

    Hiraizumi is a town where Kiyohira Fujiwara, who experienced the hardships of war, had developed. When he was young, he experienced a fight between relatives. His wife and son were killed by his... more

    Date of visit:
    2018-05
TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

MOST POPULAR

MOST POPULAR

Sorry, no content matched your criteria.