Chuson-ji

A Temple Famous for the Glistening National Treasure “Konjiki-do” and Lotuses.

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Temple

Chuson-ji has been open since the 3rd year of the Kashou Era (850A.D.). It has been registered as a World Heritage Site.
This temple was built to transmit the powerful wish to comfort the spirits of those killed in the Tohoku War, no matter which side they were on.

There are many buildings on the temple’s grounds. However, even out of all of them, the Konjiki-do (Golden Hall) holds particular beauty, with both the building and statues of Buddha within glittering gold. It is gaining much recognition as an exquisite work of art.

In addition, Buddha, who corrects people’s wrongdoings, is enshrined in the building Fudodo. The statue of Buddha in this hall may have a bit of a stern expression, but if you pray to it for things such as family safety, health, good grades, and safe travels, it is said that your wishes will be granted by divine favor.

There are also many other sights to see at Chuson-ji, such as the Main Hall, which has seen many events occur through the years, and the hill Tsukimizaka (Moon Viewing Slope) where two Japanese cedar trees that are over 300 years old still stand.

Highlights

  • In possession of over 3000 national treasures and Important Cultural Properties.
  • ”Konjiki-do,” which has been designated as a national treasure, is exquisitely decorated and glistens with gold leaf. Photography inside is prohibited.
  • ”Chuson-ji Hasu” is a famous location where lotuses grow. They are at their most stunning every year in the mornings from mid-July through mid-August.
  • Japanese cedar trees that are over 300 years old stand tall on both sides of the approach to the shrine, called “Tsukimizaka.”
  • There are many temple buildings across the precincts, so be sure to bring enough money!

Photos

  • Main hall of Chuson-ji

    Main hall of Chuson-ji

  • Main hall of Chuson-ji – Sitting statue of Shakya Nyorai

    Main hall of Chuson-ji – Sitting statue of Shakya Nyorai

  • Tsukimizaka

    Tsukimizaka

  • Konjiki-do Ooi-do

    Konjiki-do Ooi-do

  • East observatory

    East observatory

  • Chuson-ji Hasu

    Chuson-ji Hasu

  • Chuson-ji Cherry blossoms

    Chuson-ji Cherry blossoms

  • Chuson-ji Autumn leaves

    Chuson-ji Autumn leaves

  • Chuson-ji Snow scene

    Chuson-ji Snow scene

Reviews

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  • AnAan

    要參觀國寶金色堂,還要再另外$800門票。

  • DARYL

    並木步道坡度很高,對體力沒信心的人要提前做好準備喔🥱

  • Jr.Webber98

    建築很美而且自然也很美。
    附近有很棒的蕎麥麵餐廳推薦順道去嘗嘗看

  • 甘甜

    世界文化遺產,楓葉季節來這裡很美。

  • Chun Liu

    冬天季節到去從遊覽車下車處走上去有一小段路,斜坡路面上非常的濕滑又結冰走起來膽戰心驚很怕滑倒,我們這一團又老人特別多,下雪的季節不是很適合前來。

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Details

Name in Japanese
中尊寺
Postal Code
029-4102
Address
202 Koromonoseki, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate
Tel
0191-46-2211
Business Hours
March 1st-November 3rd 8:30am-5:00pm. November 4th-End of February 8:30am-4:30pm.
Closed
Open every day
Admission
Adults 800 yen. High school students 500 yen. Junior high students 300 yen. Elementary school students 200 yen.
Access
10 minutes by car from the JR Tohoku Line Hiraizumi Station
Official Website
Official Website (English)