1/2 day itinerary

Afternoon Plan for Hiraizumi

Day 1

Chuson-ji Temple ( 12:15 PM ~ 03:00 PM )
Takadachi Gikeido Hall ( 03:10 PM ~ 03:30 PM )
Muryokoin Ruins ( 03:40 PM ~ 04:10 PM )

Day 1 - Iwate

12:15 PM 03:00 PM   -   Chuson-ji Temple

The World Heritage temple representing Hiraizumi. It is rich in places to see on its wide grounds including the path to the temple lined with old cedars and the outdoor Noh theater. The bright golden Konjiki-do Temple cannot be missed. The area also has plenty of places to eat so you can rest here as well.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 04:30 PM )
Price Adults: 800 JPY
Child: 200 JPY
High school students 500 yen
Middle school students 300 yen
Address Chūson-ji Temple, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture See map
Telephone 0191-46-2211
Website http://www.chusonji.or.jp/en/

03:10 PM 03:30 PM   -   Takadachi Gikeido Hall

A site associated with the military commander Yoshitsune Minamoto, famous as a tragic hero. Quietly verdant with plants and trees, the small hall has enshrined a wooden statue of Yoshitsune. The view of the Kitakami River below is beautiful.

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Business Hours Everyday ( 08:30 AM ~ 04:30 PM )

11/5-3/4 8:30am-4:00pm
Price Adults: 200 YEN
Child: 50 YEN
Address Takadachigikei-dō Temple, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture See map
Telephone 0191-46-3300
Website http://www.motsuji.or.jp/gikeido/english/index.html

03:40 PM 04:10 PM   -   Muryokoin Ruins

The site of a former temple which emulated the appearance of Kyoto’s Phoenix Hall at Byodo-in Temple. Currently, there is nothing left of the temple with only a desolate green landscape in its stead.

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Price FREE
Address Iwate-ken, Nishiiwai-gun, Hiraizumi-chō, Hiraizumi, Hanadate 無量光院跡 See map
Telephone 0191-46-4012
Website http://www.japan-iwate.info/app/location_detail.php?lid=5

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By Minaka