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Koinsan Honkoji Temple in Ono

the main hall of Honkoji TempleOno Tenmangu Shrine in Honkoji
Koinsan Honkoji Temple standing at pear gardens in Ono is an old temple with 650 years history. The venerable Nichiin who was a relative of the venerable Nikko, 2nd abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple, ana his father Noriakira Ota, one of the great supporters of the Founder Nichiren. Koinsan Honkoji Temple is a very attractive temple that has some fine landmarks such as the main hall dedicates many statues, Ono Tenmangu Shrine built by Masakado Taira, Shusse Benzaiten, the three-story pagoda and a well called Kizuna no Yusui. Why don't you visit Koinsan Honkoji Temple?

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

The History of Koinsan Honkoji Temple

Koinsan Honkoji Temple was built in April 28th of 1361 in Mikado village in Ono by the venerable Nichiin for spending his retired life. In May, the name of the temple 'Hokoji' was given by Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple. Nichiin was passed away in November 17th.
Nichiin was a nephew of the venerable Nikko, the 2nd abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple and the son of Noriakira Ota, one of the great supporters of the Founder Nichiren), Nichiin would propageted Nichiren's ideas, taught a lot to supporters and believers and purified himself on the ideas of 'Risho Ankoku' by Nichiren.
The title of 'Koinsan' was said to be named after Mutsutane Nyudo Hara, and he built 'Buzenbo Hall' here and the hall was the beginning of Honkoji Temple. Mitsutane was a son of Chikatane Hara. His middle name was Magojiro. He was Buzen no Kami (the governor of Buzen Province). Later, he became a Buddhist monk and his Buddist name was Shokakuin. He was died at the battle of Yoshikawa in February 7th in 1466.
In 1816, the venerable Nichiri, the 23rd chief priest of Honkoji, rebuilt the temple.
The venerable Nichiju, the 34th priest, rebuilt the main hall in 1967 and the Kyakuden Hall in 1971.


光胤山本光寺本堂前案内より

Ono Tenmangu Shrine

Ono Tenmangu Shrine

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine in Ono is a branch Tenjin Shrine of Kitano Tenmangu Shrine built by Masakado Taira, the victor in Kanto region, in 938, this original story was written in a hanging scroll with the picture of Michizane Sugawara.
According to the scroll, Tenmangu in Ono was moved to Ono in Shimousa from Tenmangu in Kyoto by the Prince Masakado Taira in 938 in the reign of the 61st Emperor Suzaku. The Founder Nichiren consecrated. The local deity of the neighbors. By Koinsan Honkoji Temple, the administrator of Tenmangu.
Therefore, this scroll could be consecrated by the Founder Nichiren and it has been believed in for several hundred years.
There is Ogashiwa Elementary School, the secondary old elementary school in Ichikawa city, near Honkoji Temple. First it was opened here in 1874. It was natural that the elementary school was opened in Honkoji Temple since it had Ono Tenmangu Shrine that the god of scholar was dedicated.

The Three Divine Favors
1. Success in Studies
2. Success in Examinations
3. Getting Good Jobs

Success in entrance examinations of Kindergatens, Elementary Schools, Junior High Schools, High Schools, Collages, Universities and companies, and success in examinations of any licenses.

There is Ono Tenmangu Shrine in Koinsan Honkoji Temple.
Please pray for it freely.
Honkoji Temple

光胤山本光寺大野天満宮脇案内板より


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The Map to Koinsan Honkoji Temple

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

  • Koinsan Honkoji Temple has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Musashino Line bound to Fuchuhoncho or Higashi Tokorozawa, get off Ichikawa Ono Sta. And also take Hokuso Line, transfer the line at Higashimatsudo to Musashino Lline, get off Ichikawa Ono Sta. It takes minimally 50 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Takasago Sta to Hokuso Line, and transfer the line at Higashi Matsudo Sta to Musashino Line, get off Ichikawa Ono Sta. It takes almost 1 hour from Haneda Airport.
  • From Tokyo Sta, take Musashino Line bound to Fuchuhoncho or Higashi Tokorozawa, get off Ichikawa Ono Sta. It takes about 28 minutes from Tokyo Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, Ttransfer the line at Nishi Funabashi to Musashino Line bound to Fuchu Honcho or Higashi Tokorozawa, get off Ichikawa Ono Sta.
  • Take 3 minute walk from Ichikawa Ono Sta.
Koinsan Honkoji Temple
3-1695-1 Ono-cho, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

The Landmarks around Omachi and Ono

Omachi Nashi Kaido

Omachi Nashi Kaido

Omachi and Ono have many pear gardens, pears are their special products.
Omachi Recreation Zone

Omachi Nature Observation Garden

It has the Rose Garden and the Village of Maple Trees.

Komagata Grand Shrine

Komagata Grand Shrine

It has a legend connecting to Masakado Taira and it dedicates him.
Soyasan Horenji Temple

Soyasan Horenji Temple

It was built by Norinobu Soya and has a legends of Masakado Taira and Komagata Grand Shrine.

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

It was built by Masakado Taira, one of the mot famous samurai heroes in Kanto.
Onosan Jokoji Temple

Onosan Jokoji Temple

It was famous for the statue of Chichinashi Nio and it belongs to Shichifukujin in Ichokawa.

Soyasan Reirinji Temple

Soyasan Reirinji Temple

The shrine of Gozu Tenno, the god giving children to faithful couples, is dedicated in it.
Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

It dedicates Daikokuten, the god of wealth, belonging to Ichikawa Shichifukujin.

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

Koinsan Honkoji Temple

It is an old temple with 650 years history and it has Ono Tenmangu Shrine built by Masakado Taira.
Ogashiwagawa River

A Walk Along Ogashiwagawa River

Many attractive landmarks stand along it.

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
Homensan Anrakuji Temple

Homensan Anrakuji Temple

The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.