World Heritage / Hiraizumi - Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land

Criteria: (ii) (vi) | Date of Inscription: 2011 | Location: Iwate Prefecture | Justification for Inscription

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Mt. Kinkeisan

Mt. Kinkeisan
Mt. Kinkeisan
Mt. Kinkeisan is a 98.6-meter hill located in the middle between Chuson-ji and Motsu-ji. It is a sacred mountain used as the basis of the design of Hiraizumi, a political and administrative center established on the principles of Pure Land Buddhism.

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