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Hiraizumi Chusonji 2016 is a commemorative year for Chusonji Temple and Hiraizumi; it has been nearly 5 years since this location was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Established by the Fujiwara clan, rulers of northern Japan during the Heian Period (794 – 1185), Hiraizumi is Tohoku’s first World Heritage Site. Before the establishment of Chusonji Temple, there is no historical or archaeological evidence of...

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Aloha! Tour Escort William here to report on our tour to the Tohoku region of Japan to enjoy the blooming Sakura Cherry Blossoms. Our tour began with our arrival in Sendai and transferring to our first destination Matsushima, one of Japan’s great Three scenic points. Our first stop was to the Shiogama Fish Market in neighboring Shiogama city. Shiogama is famous for having the most Sushi Restaurants per capita in Japan. We were...

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Located near Chusonji Temple in Iwate is Motsuji Temple (毛越寺). There a bus connecting these two temples, but it’s actually a very nice walk or bike ride! Motsuji Temple was designated as a Special Historic Site and a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, and it’s easy to see why. Motsuji Temple was said to have been founded in 850– similar to Chusonji Temple. Many years ago it was a huge complex of temples, pagodas and...

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