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.
- Iwate Pref. Nishiwaigunhiraizumichou Hiraizumi Koromonoseki 202
- 8:30-17:00[11/Apr.-Feb. end Sunday] 8:30-16:30
- open everyday
- [ChargeAdmission fee area Friday Color Hall/Kenzouzo/Keizo/Old Hall] Adults800yen, High School Students500yen, Junior High School Students300yen, Elementary School Students200yen
- Parking Lot
- Available 490spaces
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