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Miyakubosan Koenji Temple and Choju Fuji

the gate of Miyakubosan Koenji Templethe seven gods of good fortune
flowers of wisteriaa wisteria trellis in Miyakubosan Koenji
The noted wisteria garden in Ichikawa city is in Miyakubosan Koenji Temple. Koenji Temple is an old temple which has over 200 years old famous wisteria trees called Choju Fuji. Passing through the main gate, you could look a large wisteria trellis and kawaii statues of the Seven Deities of Good Fortune. During the golden week (April 29 - May 5) in Japan, many visitors come to see the wisteria flowers around the trellis in the temple.
Why don't you visit to see wisteria flowers in Miyakubosan Koenji Temple?

The History of Miyakubosan KOenji Temple

the main hall of Miyakubosan Koenjithe statues of Shichifukujin
wisterias and the main hallthe wisteria and the blue sky

The History of Miyakubosan Koenji Temple

Miyakubosan Koenji Temple is very old, it was built in 1307, it first belonged to Shingon Sect in Buddhism, but it was converted to Nichiren Sect. Koenji Temple is a branch temple of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple, the grand head temple of Nichiren Sect at Ichikawa city. The venerable Nichigo was rebuilt the temple during Tenbun era (1532-1554). The main hall of this temple was built in 2000.
In the season when wisteria flowers fully bloom on the trellis, many visitors visit Koenji Temple.


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Choju Fuji (Long Lived Wisteria) in Koenji Temple

the wisteria in the sky long wisteria tresses in spring under the wisteria violet wisteria trellis in Koenji

Choju Fuji (The Long Lived Wisteria)

Choju Fuji was named by Chubei Suzuki, the ex-mayor of Ichikawa City as the tree has very long bunches, and also they are very long lived trees so they are over 200 years old trees. The bunches are usually 120 cm long, sometimes some of the bunches grow over 150 cm long.
Choju Fuji belongs to Noda Fuji.
Choju Fuji has beautiful flowers fully blooming on the 100 square meter wide trellis.


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long wisteria tresses of Choju Fuji the wisteria trellis of Choju Fuji Choju Fuji and the blue sky beautiful tresses of Choju Fuji Choju Fuji in the sky Choju Fuji and the main hall under the trellis of Choju Fuji wisteria lit by the strong sun shine

The Garden of Miyakubosan Koenji Temple

Miyakubosan Koenji Temple has a garden with a small pond between Choju Fuji and the parking. Anybody could find some beautiful peonies blooming when he or she who cannot wait for Choju Fuji with full blooming visits a little bit earlier than he or she has expected. Moreover, there are two young wisterias planted on both side of the gate on the parking.
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The Map to Miyakubosan Koenji Temple

  • Shirahata Jinja Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Take Narita Sky Access-line and get off Higashi Matsudo Sta. And also take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Funabashi Sta to Sobu Local line, get off JR Motoyawata Sta. Take minimally 34 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. And also take Keikyu-line bound to Shinagawa, transfer the line at Shinagawa to Yokosuka-line bound to Chiba or Narita International Airport, transfer teh line at Ichikawa Sta to Sobu Local line bound to Tsudanuma, Chiba, get off JR Motoyawata Sta.
  • From Both Motoyawata and Keisei Yawata Sta, take Keisei Bus bound to Higashi Matsudo Sta, get off Miyakubo Sakashita or Miyakubo Sakaue bus stop.
  • From Higashi Matsudo Sta, take Keisei Bus bound to Motoyawata Sta, get off Miyakubo Sakaue or Miyakubo Sakashita bus stop.
  • Take 6 minute walk from both Miyakubo Sakashita and Miyakubo Sakaue bus stops.

Miyakubosan Koenji Temple
4-5-1 Miyakubo, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

A Walk on Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine and Yawata

the zuishinmon gate of Hachimangu

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Yabushirazu at Yawata

Yawata no Yabushirazu Shirne

Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..

the cherry trees of ShirahataJinja Shrine

Shirahata Jinja Shrine

Very beautiful cherry blossoms along the approach way on the cliff.
plum trees at Shirahata Tenjin Shrine

Shirahata Tenjin Shirine

The shrine has monuments of Kafu Nagai, Rohan Koda and Kaishu Katsu.

wistarias in Koenji Temple in Miyakubo

Miyakubosan Koenji Temple

The noted wisteria trees called Choju Fuji are very popular and beautiful.
Miyonoin Shrine

Miyonoin Shrine

A small shrine standing quietly in residential area Sugano has some legends.

Myokendo Hall in Ankokuji Temple

Chokokusan Ankokuji Temple

The statue of Myoken Bosatsu in it has been very famous since Edo period.
Kabuto no Yashiro Shrine

Kabuto Jinja Shirne

Kabuto Jinja Shiren has some legends about the Kabuto helmet dedicated at.

The house of Yoko Mizuki a senario writer

Home of Yoko Mizuki, a Scenario Writer

Yoko Mizuki was a scenario writer who contributed on the motion picture world in Japan.
cherry trees along Mamagawa river

Cherry trees along Mamagawa River

The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.

the gate of Shinmeiji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
cherry trees in Colton Plaza shopping mall

The Area Around Nikke Colton Plaza

Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.