Chusonji Temple

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Chusonji Temple (Photo: Chuson-ji Hondo – Tak1701d / CC BY-SA 3.0)

Chusonji is a Buddhist temple in the city of Hiraizumi in southern Iwate Prefecture. It is the main temple of the Tendai sect in the Tohoku region in northern Honshu. The temple is said to have been founded in 850 by Ennin, a monk associated with Enryakuji Monastery and the third abbot of the Tendai sect. Ennin is also known for the autobiographical record of his travels and studies of Buddhism, considered by some to be one of the greatest travelogues in the world.



Koromonoseki-202 Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai District, Iwate 029-4102 (Directions)


8:30 - 17:00 Open Now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:00
Thursday 8:30 - 17:00
Friday 8:30 - 17:00
Saturday 8:30 - 17:00
Sunday 8:30 - 17:00
Holidays 8:30 - 17:00



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What's unique

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site


  • Barrier-free access

General Amenities

  • Paid parking
  • Restroom

Payment Method

  • Pay by cash
  • Credit cards accepted

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