Chusonji Temple

Chusonji Temple

Chusonji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Iwate prefecture in Tohoku district. The temple is dedicated to Shaka Nyorai ( Buddha Shakamuni ). This temple is famous for the Golden Pavilion called Konjikido, designated as a national treasure.

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Name Chusonji Temple
"中尊寺(金色堂)" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 202, Kinutome, Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate, Japan
"岩手県西磐井郡平泉町平泉衣関202" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 15-minute drive from the Hiraizumi-Maesawa I.C. on the Tohoku Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0191-46-2211

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A torii (鳥居, literally bird abode) is a traditional Japanese gate most commonly found at the entrance of or within a Shinto shrine, where it symbolically marks the transition from the profane to sacred.

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