Visit Hiraizumi 平泉

The city of the "Pure Land"


A former prestigious city chosen in 1105 by the powerful Ôshu Fujiwara clan to establish its power in the north of the country, Hiraizumi was reduced to nothing in 1189 by Minamoto No Yoritomo, the founder of the Kamakura era (1185-1333). In 2011, the city took its revenge on history by becoming a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Dans le temple Chuson-ji

In Chuson-ji Temple

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Bambouseraie du Chuson-ji

Chuson-ji Bamboo Grove


Le temple Môtsû-ji

Motsû-ji Temple


Address, timetable & access

  • Address

  • Timetable

    From Tokyo take the Tohoku Shinkansen to Ichinoseki station, change to Hiraizumi (7 to 9 min by JR Tohoku line) From Sendai: take the train at Sendai station (1h37 min to 1h49 min by JR Tohoku line ) to Hiraizumi.

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