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Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center

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Try the courtesan's dress

It's a fun place that shows some of the artefacts of the temple and how it was rebuilt. You will... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Zexenknight
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Melbourne, Australia
Go here first.

To get the most out of your visit to the historic sites in Hiraizumi, stop at this free museum... read more

Reviewed 26 May 2014
davegidd
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Bonsall, California
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Mar 9, 2017
“Beautiful place to walk on a snowy day”
Aug 25, 2016
“Not much here”
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44 Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
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+81 191-46-4012
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Reviewed 9 March 2017

We spent a relaxing afternoon walking through the temple complex at Hiraizumi and footpaths that connect them with the Hiraizumi train station (just two stops from our hotel in Ichinoseki). Snow blowing off of of giant cedar trees and green bamboo made for a picturesque...More

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Reviewed 25 August 2016

There's really not much here, mainly some dolls dressed in ancient costumes. Would suggest giving it a miss and heading to Konjikido.

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Reviewed 5 November 2015

It's a fun place that shows some of the artefacts of the temple and how it was rebuilt. You will have a chance to wear the silk dress worn by the courtesan.... It was heavy only with two layers. The real deal was 5 layers.....

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Reviewed 10 November 2014

Visited Hiraizumi in October first week. situated about 100km of Morioka, can be easily accessed by JR shinkansen, need to get down at Ischinoseki station & change train to Hiraizumi. Takes about 90minutes to reach. The whole town is full of temples & is a...More

1  Thank dockumar
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Take the tohoko shinkasen to Ichinoseki station (about half hour ride from Sendai), transfer to the local JR line at track 2 (covered by JR pass) to hiraizumi station (about 8mins ride from Ichinoseki station). There's 1 information counter in the train station itself, but...More

4  Thank noelloke
Reviewed 26 May 2014

To get the most out of your visit to the historic sites in Hiraizumi, stop at this free museum first. It gives a good explanation of what was built here and why. Since most of the major sites are mostly ruins or foundation stones, it...More

1  Thank davegidd
Reviewed 16 July 2013

This is a great place to visit - a nice modern museum that gives a good introduction to the history of the town. It consists essentially of a museum hall and a exhibits hall. The exhibits change periodically - when I was there there was...More

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