Hiraizumi (平泉町, Hiraizumi-chō) is a town located in Nishiiwai District, Iwate Prefecture, Japan. As of February 2014, the town had an estimated population of 7,976 and a population density of 126 persons per km². The total area was 63.39 km².
It is noted for the Historic Monuments and Sites of Hiraizumi, which achieved UNESCO World Heritage Site status in 2011 .(Wikipedia)