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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Goshintai

In Shinto, shintai (神体 body of the kami), or go-shintai (御神体 sacred body of the kami) when the honorific prefix go- is used, are physical objects worshipped at or near Shinto shrines as repositories in which spirits or kami reside. Shintai used in Shrine Shinto (Jinja Shinto) can be also called mitamashiro (御霊代 spirit replacement or substitute).

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