Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi
This is 2 day course from Tokyo. The fee is 350 USD from Tokyo.
Guests take JR Tohoku Shinkansen from Tokyo to Ichinoseki Station (130-150
minutes) and then the JR Tohoku Main Line from Ichinoseki to Hiraizumi
After arriving they stay at hotel,. Next morning they visit Chūsonji,
Mōtsūji, Kanjizaiōin, Muryōkōin, and Kinkeizan.
Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the
Buddhist Pure Land is a grouping of five sites from late eleventh- and
twelfth-century Hiraizumi, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. The serial nomination
was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011,
During the Heian Period, the Fujiwara were the most powerful clan in Japan.
In 1105, Hiraizumi was chosen as the seat of the "Northern branch"
of the Fujiwara family. The city steadily grew in cultural sophistication
and political power, so that it even came to rival Kyoto, the national