Gracing Iwate Prefecture is the World Heritage site, Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens, and Historical Sites, which as indicated by the name, is a group of sites that includes Chuson-ji Temple, Motsu-ji Temple, Kanjizaio-in Ato Remains, Muryoko-in Ato Remains, and Mt. Kinkei.
Pure Land Buddhist thought is based on the worship of the Amitabha Buddha with the aim of reaching Sukhavati, Amitabha’s Pure Land.
Site : Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land
Location : Iwate Prefecture
Date of Inscription : 2011
Criteria : (ii) (vi)
Property : 176 ha
Buffer zone : 6,008 ha
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"Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land"