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The Tragedy of Hiraizumi

Kyoto’s Rival City in the North

Donny Kimball
10 min readAug 24, 2018

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A belfry near Hiraizumi’s Chuson-ji temple complex in Iwate Prefecture

“Summer grass — all that remains of warriors’ dreams.”

— Matsuo Basho

When hankering for a unique historical experience, most foreign visitors immediately default to Japan’s former capital of Kyoto. After…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/