Webmaster visited some tourist spots in a historical town Hiraizumi a few months ago.
Access: Tokyo (shinkansen 2:05) Ichinoseki (local train 0:10) Hiraizumi @
The visit started from Hiraizumi Station.
Hiraizumi is a small town and more or less flat terrain. Then, Webmaster rented a bicycle for a day trip in the town.
At first, Webmaster headed for Takkokusaiko-ji Temple. It was a way in a country landscape.
Here, the gate of the temple, and a following approach to the precincts.
Now, we can see the main attraction, Bishamondo Hall of the temple through the tori gate.
The hall is built directly attaching the rock.
A garden and other buildings of the temple.
On way back from the temple, Webmaster took Hatto in soup at a local restaurant. Hatto is boiled paste of flour, which is one of local foods in this region.
The next place to visit was Motsu-ji Temple.
The temple is famous for its garden.
Some photos in the precincts.
The third spot was Chuson-ji Temple. We need to walk a long ascending approach.
The main hall of Tsuson-ji Temple.
An exhibition of chrysanthemum was held there.
The national treasure Konjiki-do Hall built in the 12th century is located at the depths of the precincts. It’s marvelous! The hall is covered by a sheltering building now.
There are many other halls and buildings in its huge precincts.
It was a full day cycling tour. Soon after that Webmaster returned to the station, it became dusk.