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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple in Ono

the main hall of Kaigensan HonshojiDaikokuten in Shichifukujin in Ichikawa
Kaigensan Honshoji Temple is an old temple standing in pear gardens with much green in Ono. And this temple dedicates Daikokuten belonging to the Shichifukujin in Ichikawa. It was built by the venerable Nippo in Kamakura period, the disciple of the founder Nichiren and a son of Norinobu Soya, one of his faithful supporters of Nichiren.
Visitors could see the remains of Onojo Castle covered with green woods on the hill on the way from the temple to Ichikawa Ono Station. Why don't you visit Kaigensan Honshoji Temple?

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

The History of Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple was opened by the venerable Nippo in 1292. Nippo was a disciple of the Founder Nichiren and he was a member of Soya Family, his name was Naohide Shirouemon Soya. Nippo was dramatically impressed at Nichiren's preaching at Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple and he became a believer of Nichiren. After the death of Nichiren, Nippo opened his house to spread the belief of Nichiren Sect, it was the beginning of Honshoji Temple.
According to some legends, there was a fort built by Masakado Taira in Ono, so Ono is connected land to him. Some said the name of Honshoji Temple could come from him.
Though many important goods in Honshoji Temple had lost by fire, some halls rebuilt during Shotoku Era (1711-16). In 1987, it was moved here to the intensifying propagation and opened the new graveyard. The dedicating form of the main hall is called 'itto ryoson shishi and shibosatsu (Buddha and Taho Nyorai standing on both sides of a pagoda and the four bosatsus; Jogyo, Muhengyo, Jogyo and Anryugyo standing on a step under them)' and the statue of Nichiren. And Kishimojin, Jurasatsume, Daikokuten and Sanjubanshin stand on the both sides of the principle image of Honshoji Temple.
The statue of Daikokuten is popular as a god belonging to Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.


皆原山本將寺本堂前石碑御縁起文より

Daikokuten Belonging to Shichifukujin in Ichikawa

the statue of Daikokutenthe statue of Shichifukujin

Daikokuten (the god of wealth)

Daikokuten is originally the gods in India who has been worshipped as the god of wealth that he keeps teachings of Buddhism and makes plenty of food. According to Buddhism, Daikokuten is an incarnation of Fukutoku Enman Jizai Bosatsu (Bosatsu has perfect happiness and prosperity in his own.) He smiles and puts a hood on his head, has a sack in his left hand and a small malet in his right hand, and stands on straw rice bags. The small mallet, the sack and the rice bags means the treasure of Fukurokuju.
The Founder Nichiren recommended the venerable Nichijo dedicating the Daikokuten. He told 'Actually you spend peaceful time in your everyday life, if you pray for Daikokuten, your wish could fulfill perfectly and your everyday life could be in peace and your future life could be good.' Then, Daikokuten is dedicated as the guardian god of Nichiren Shu. The statue of Daikokuten dedicated in Kaigensan Honshoji Temple was carved by the venerable Nissei, the 41st priest of this temple, at Nichirenshu Aragyodo.

By Kaigensan Honshoji Temple


皆原山本將寺大黒天像脇案内板より


Shichifukujin (the Seven Gods of Good Fortune) In Ichikawa City



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The Map to Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

Kaigensan Honshoji Temple

  • Kaigensan Honshoji 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 9 minute walk from Ichikawa Ono Sta.
Kaigensan Honshoji Temple
2-919-1 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.

Kozato Koen Park

Kozato Koen Park

Swans and some waterfowls go on the pond surrounded by cherry trees in spring.