Chusonji Temple and Motsuji Temple
Chusonji, which is registered as a World Heritage site, is said to be a treasure house for the art of
the Heian Period. Konjiki-do, which is said to express a pure land or "Buddhist paradise," was the first structure to be designated a National Treasure, and every Japanese person knows the name. Covered with gold leaf on both the interior and exterior as the name Konjikido implies, this gorgeous shine can be overwhelming. Konjiki-do conveys the glory of Fujiwara Oshu, the original owner. Another World Heritage in this area, Motsuji Temple, is a temple that is familiar to Fujiwara Oshu. After the destruction of Fujiwara Oshu, all of the buildings burned down, but the gardens in the temple were almost completely preserved. In the vast and beautiful garden you can spend a peaceful time, but the scattered sculptures of the archaeological ruins allow you to understand the thoughts of Basho, a major Japanese poet, who wrote, "The summer grasses—For many brave warriors. The aftermath of dreams."