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Hiraizumi Cultural Heritage Center

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Address: 44 Hiraizumi, Nishiiwai-gun, Hiraizumi-cho 029-4102, Iwate Prefecture
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+81 191-46-4012

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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 have a chance to wear the silk dress worn by the courtesan.... It was heavy only... read more

Reviewed 5 November 2015
Melbourne, Australia

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Laramie, Wyoming
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3 reviews
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 visit to this site.

Thank FarkasB
Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

Thank IThkg
Melbourne, Australia
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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.....

Thank Zexenknight
Chennai (Madras), India
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104 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 UNESCO World Heritage city. not to be missed. The easiest way is to hire a... More 

1 Thank dockumar
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
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 do go to the information centre on the right outside the train station (there was... More 

4 Thank noelloke
Bonsall, California
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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 helps to see what it must have looked like so you can visualize the grandeur... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
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 a massive (double-garage size) dolls-house temple, a carriage you could get in and traditional attire... More 

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