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"Chusonji" located in Koromonoseki-202 Hiraizumi, Hiraizumi-cho, Nishiiwai-gun, Iwate Prefecture, is the head temple of the Tendai sect in Tohoku. It's famous for containing the remains of three generations of the Northern Fujiwara. Apart from the Golden Hall, a national treasure of Japan, it has many other cultural properties. In 2011, Chusonji was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of the "Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi". There are many restaurants on the temple grounds where you can eat soba or udon noodles using Japanese yams and wild plants. You can also enjoy "wanko-soba" in Hiraizumi. However, the way you eat wanko-soba in Morioka and Hanamaki is a little unusual. Rather than refilling your bowl after you have finished the dish, the portions are served all together in piled up bowls. This eating stlye is called "moridashi".