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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Honkakusan Jojuin Moshoji Temple in Ninoe

the main gate of Myoshoji Templethe bell tower in Myoshoji Temple
the five-story pagoda in Myoshoji Templethe approach road of Myoshoji Temple
Honkakusan Jojuin Myoshoji Temple standing along Furukawa Water Park in Edogawaku was a noted old temple belonging to Nichiren Shu was introduced in Edo Meisho Zue (a guide book describing Edo published in Edo period). This temple has two mandalaes drawn by the second and third abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple, the venerable Nikko and Nichiyu, and it also has a portrait of the Founder Nichiren drawn by Mito Komon. According to Edo Meisho Zue, the statue of Nichiren it has was carved by the venerable Nichiyu, too.
Moreover, there are many kinds of trees planted in Myoshoji Temple and they bloom in every season and they decorate the garden beautifully. In spring, visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms in Myoshoji Temple and the lined cherry trees along Furukawa Water Park in the same time. After that weeping cherry blossoms, azaleas and wisterias bloom to welcome the visitors. In fall, there are many beautiful colored leaves decorating the temple's garden. A large gingko tree in the temple could be seen from the highway.
Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple is a wonderful temple where seasonal flowers bloom in every season. Why don't you visit it?

Honkakusan Jojuin Myoshoji Temple

Honkakusan Jojuin Myoshoji Temple

Myoshoji Temple belonging to Nichiren Shu was a core temple of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple had 14 branch temples and it named Honkakusan Jojuin. Neighbors love it and called it 'Joujin' or 'Kuromon Dere'.
According to the record of the temple, a fisherman living in Ninoe Village helped a boy on a wrecked boat washed ashore in 1284, the boy was a descendant of Taira Family. He became a disciple of the venerable Nikko, the 2nd abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple. Later he became a priest of Buddhism named Jojuin Nissho and built a small hat beside a Myoken shrine near Furukawa River.
This was the beginning of this temple happened in March 1307.

紙本墨書大曼荼羅 (A large mandalas drawn in ink on a paper was registered as a cultural asset of Edogawaku)

According the record of Myoshoji Temple, these two mandalas had been donated by Gonuemon Utsui in Kojima in 1843, it was the ages when the 32nd chief priest, Nisshin was managing it. And he asked Nichido, the 101st abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple to analyze them and he gave a written statement of expert opinion that stated that they were drawn by the venerable Nikko and Nichiyu. The statement exists in Myoshoji Temple now.

March 1991平成3年3月
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The Beautiful Garden in Myoshoji Temple

Cherry Blossoms blooming in Myoshoji Temple


cherry blossoms on the approach roadsakura and the five-story pagoda
the bell tower and cherry blossomsthe shakado hall and sakura
cherry blossoms in the green gardenthe weeping cherry tree in Myoshoji
cherry blossoms in blue skythe main hall and cherry blossoms
the weeping cherry blossoms in Myoshojithe weeping cherry tree in the back yard

Colored Leaves in Myoshoji Temple


the colored leaves and the main hallthe large gingko tree and the main hall
the five-story pagoda and the colored leavesMyoshoji in fall

A Walk along Furukawa Water Park

sakura in Furukawa Water Park

Furukawa Water Park

It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.。
Pine trees and Torii in Ninoe Jinja

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

This shrine is very beautiful with many tall pine trees and a giant zelkova tree in it.

Rengeji Temple along Furukawa Water Park

Kaishosan Rengeji Temple

The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
Kumano Jinja Shrine along Edogawa River

Kumano Jinja Shrine

This shrine stands where famous and popular tasty water flows in the river.

The Map to Honkakusan Jojuin Myoshoji Temple

Honkakusan Jojuin Myoshoji Temple

  • Honkakusan Jojuin Myoshoji Temple has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Ichinoe Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Shinagawa Sta and transfer the line to Sobu Express line bound to Narita International Airport or Chiba, and transfer the line at Ichikawa Sta to Sob line bound to Nishi Funabashi, Tsudanuma or Chiba and get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Ichinoe Sta.
  • From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Ichinoe Sta.
  • Take 12 minute walk from Ichinoe Sta.
  • 6-7-15 Edogawa, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Noted Spots around Funabori, Ichinoe and Kasai

the observatory on Towarhall Funabori

The Observatory on Tower Hall Funabori

Visitors could enjoy seeing some special views of Tokyo.
A fire lookout on Shinkawa River

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

There are some Edo style, some wooden buildings and thousands of cherry trees along the river.

cherry blossoms along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
a fire lookout covered with sakura

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

There are a Edo style fire lookout and an old lock gate in the plaza.

Furukawa Water Park

Furukawa Water Park

It is the first water park in Japan and a famous spot for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

There are some seasonal flowers blooming in every season, sakura especially blooms beautifully.

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

Ninoe Jinja Shrine

There are several tall pine trees and a 500 years old giant zelkova tree in the shrine.
Rengeji Temple along Furukawa River

Kaishosan Rengeji Temple

The principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.

Kumanojinja Shrine

Kumano Jinja Shrine

There is a stone tablet scribing a haiku poem written by Basho Matsuo.
Imaibashi Bridge from Edogawaku

The Remain of the Ferry at Imai

The ferryport at Imai is appeared on an essey written by Socho, a renga poet in Muromachi period.

Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park

Ichinoe Sakaigawa Water Park

The park has many sakura and seasonal flowers, visitors could enjoy all seasons.
Iousan Myouonji Temple

Iousan Myouonji Temple

It has the legend 'the One-eyed Crucial Carps' telling the miracle power to cure eye diseases.

Ichinoe Makkotei

Ichinoe Makkotei Residence Park

In spring, weeping cherry trees bloom, in fall, colored leaves decorate the garden.
Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki Residence

The Residence of Ichinoe Nanushi Yashiki

The traditional Japanese style residence with a thatched roof.

Joryuji Temple in Harue

Honkosan Joryuji Temple

It is an important temple to know the history of Ichinoe area.
Daiunji Temple in Harue

Chogyosan Daiunji Temple

It has tombs of Kabuki Yakusha and it is called Yakushadera.

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.