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Bantakusan Jokanji Temple in Gyotoku

Bantakusan Jokanji Temple Jizos in front of Jokanji Temple
Bantakusan Jokanji Temple is a branch temple of Zojoji Temple in Shiba Minato-ku Tokyo that is the grand head temple of Jodo Sect. Jokanji Temple had only a small hat at its beginning, but it had the seven large buildings in it later and it was very famous that visitors could enter into a pond in the temple connecting Takumibori Canal by ship in Edo period. Now the pond and the canal were disappeared but the stone approach road from Gyotokukaido Highway and the Six Jizos remain and tell the history of Bantakusan Jokanji Temple.
Moreover, Bantakusan Jokanji Temple is the 15th temple of the 33 pilgrimage of Gyotoku and Urayasu.
Why don't you visit Bantakusan Jokanji Temple?

Bantakusan Jokanji Temple

The History of Bantakusan Jokanji Temple

Bantakusan Jokanji Temple is a branch temple of Zojoji Temple in Shiba Tokyo, the grand head temple of Jodo Sect.
The land where the buildings stand now one samurai worrier built a Kannondo Hall to worship it during Genki era (1570-1573), and the venerable Seirensha Chinyo Ikko built Jokanji Temple next to the Kannondo Hall in 1626.
Since then the buildings in Jounji Temple has destroyed three times by fires and tsunamis and it ruined once for a while, but followers and believers of this temple has supported to rebuild. The reinforced concrete main hall was built in 1988.


The Events and Landmarks in Bantakusan Jokanji Temple

There are Roku Jizos (six Jizos) and Rokumento (a hexagonal tower) scribing '南無阿弥陀仏 Namu Amidabutsu', Tendo (Heaven) , Jindo (Human World) , Shura (The Endless Battlefield), Chikusho (The world of Beasts), Gaki (The world of Hungry Ghosts) and Jigoku (Hell) on in front of the gate of Bantakusan Jokanji Temple. These were built for the repose of all spirits and souls repeatedly living and dying in these 6 world to be given them the divine protection from Buddha.
Moreover, it has long stone approach road connecting to Gyokoku Kaido Highway.


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The Map to Jokanji Temple

  • Jokanji Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Myoden Sta.
  • Take 8 minute walk from Myoden Sta.
Jokanji Temple
23-34 Hongyotoku, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

The Temples in Gongenmichi Road


the view of Jokanji Temple

Jokanji Temple