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Hiraizumi 平泉町Pictures of Hiraizumi (World Heritage Site), Iwate Prefecture.
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Chusonji temple 中尊寺


The main temple at the Hiraizumi World Heritage Site. The golden and ornate Konjikido Hall is a National Treasure.

104 files, last one added on Feb 15, 2013
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Motsuji temple 毛越寺


Motsuji temple is part of the "Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi" World Heritage Site. It belongs to the Tendai Buddhist sect. Founded in 850 by Ennin, the third abbot of Tendai based at Enryakuji temple atop Mt. Hiei in Shiga Prefecture. Since most of the temple structures burnt down, the main attraction today is the 800-year-old Pure Land Garden featuring a large pond called Oizumi ga Ike. It's short distance away from Chusonji temple.

61 files, last one added on May 18, 2012
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Kamaishi 釜石市Pictures of Kamaishi, Iwate Pref.
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Dai-Kannon 釜石大観音


Kamaishi has its own Giant Kannon statue overlooking the beautiful bay.

6 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2006
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Miyako 宮古市Pictures of Miyako, Iwate Pref.
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Jodogahama 浄土ケ浜


Nestled in a dramatic and rocky bay, this is a pebble beach popular in summer.

6 files, last one added on Dec 05, 2006
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