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Chuson-ji Temple

202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
+81 191-46-2211
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202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
+81 191-46-2211
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Reviewed 24 August 2017

We just made it in time to see this- they were closing up and told us that we could go in but we had to hurry. So we did. It was beautiful, and it was nice because there weren't a ton of people around due...More

Thank Korinirin
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

Very peaceful, I arrived before 8am at the main entrance and climbed the hill and visited many of the smaller shrines along the way. Some were still being opened yet was able to visit a few. The ticket office opens at 8.30 am and then...More

Thank althebackpacker
Reviewed 17 February 2017

The main attraction, the Golden Hall (konjikidou), is visually impressive despite its age. However, the high price just to look at it (800yen!) may be a little off-putting. You will have to walk up a steep slope to get to the actual temple, but do...More

Thank RolleingStone
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Chusonji(中尊寺 ) was a temple complex conprising many halls and buildings including the Main Hall (Hondo本堂) and the famous Golden Hall (Konijido 金色堂). The temple was said to exist in the year of 850, but more likely was built in 1095. Whatever, there’s at least...More

Thank Chuang004
Reviewed 1 December 2016

It could be fun to see these historical temples if we hadn't traveled much in Japan. They looked similar as other temples in Japan with more expensive tickets.

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Reviewed 1 December 2016

This temple and its museum are a must visit to see and enjoy ancient Japanese culture. The inner section of the temple which is where the 1st lord was entombed, is completely covered in gold leaf and intricate carvings. Too beautiful and intricate to describe...More

Thank Bomani
Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Very nice architecture. The full area is also beautiful by itself. You can enjoy walking around the parks and watching the temples. It's sad that no photographs of the golden temple are allowed because I can't share. But you can find some in the official...More

Thank Ezequiel C
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Get your mind refreshed by the fresh air and the serenity of the neighboring bamboo forest and Japanese style pond. Visit the museum and don't forget to pass by the golden statue in the temple.

Thank Lantovololona F
Reviewed 25 October 2016

serene location with very beautiful architecture. You actually get to see a house full of real gold! real Gold. I definitely recommend this

Thank Mildred A
Reviewed 25 October 2016

This temple was built over a thousand year ago. Only because of that, you should visit this place. It was built at a time when we did not have any power tools. The truth is, electricity wasn't even invented for nearly another 800 years or...More

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