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2020/6/19

Photos: Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture

If you are traveling in the Tohoku region of Japan (Northeastern Honshu), why not go to Chusonji Temple, which is a World Heritage site, in Hiraizumi City, Iwate Prefecture. About 1000 years ago, the Tohoku region had a powerful armed government that was almost independent of the Imperial Court in Kyoto. Fujiwara, the lord of the time when the Tohoku region was almost unified after many terrible wars, built Chusonji Temple to pray for peace in the region. Inside the building seen on this photo above is the golden hall of the time. Please heal your mind and body in the quiet atmosphere of Chusonji Temple. Photos of Chusonji Temple in Hiraizumi Chusonji in winter, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock   Chusonji in winter, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock   Chusonji in spring, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = AdobeStock   Chusonji in spring, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = AdobeStock   Chusonji in autumn, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock   Chusonji in autumn, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock   Chusonji in autumn, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock   Chusonji in autumn, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock   Chusonji in autumn, Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture = Shutterstock     Map of Chusonji Temple     I appreciate you reading to the end.   Back to "Best of Iwate"    

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2020/6/19

Iwate Prefecture! Best Attractions and Foods, Specialties

At the end of the 13th century, Italian merchant Marco Polo told people in Europe that there is a golden country in the Far East. Indeed, at that time, gold was being produced in Japan. Marco Polo seems to have heard from someone that Hiraizumi of Iwate Prefecture is a very rich city. On this page, I will introduce you to Iwate Prefecture, which was once known even to European people. Outline of Iwate Tono Furusato village where old-fashioned rural landscape remains, Tono, Iwate prefecture, Japan = shutterstock Map of Iwate Iwate Prefecture is in the Tohoku region and faces the Pacific Ocean. It is in the south of Aomori Prefecture. And it is the second largest prefecture after Hokkaido. The population of Iwate Prefecture is approximately 1,250,000 people, of which more than 70% are concentrated in the Kitakami Basin, centering on Morioka City. In other words, few people live in other vast areas. If you actually drive in Iwate prefecture by car, you will be surprised that magnificent scenery will follow like Hokkaido. It is such a depopulated area, but once in the past, there was a time when this area prospered around Hiraizumi. Why do not you go on a journey to explore the richness of Hiraizumi that has passed to Europe? Access There is Hanamori Airport in Kitakami Basin of Iwate Prefecture. It is approximately 45 minutes by bus from the airport to Morioka which is the prefectural office's location. There are 7 stations of Tohoku Shinkansen in Iwate Prefecture. From south, Ichinoseki Station, Mizusawa ...

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