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Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple in Ninoe

Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Templestone Buddhas standing beside the gate
Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple standing beside Furukawa Water Park in Edogawaku is an old temple belonging to Shigi Shingonshu. Its principle image is the statue of Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu carved by Gyoki. Gyoki was a great Buddhism priest living in Nara Period who worked for building the Great Buddha in Nara and Kokubunji Temples throughout Japan. When he come to Kokubun in Ichikawa City to build Shimousa Kokubunji Temple and Kokubunniji Nun, he visited Ninoe where Rengeji Temple is standing now. There are several temples connecting to Gyoki in this area where had been called 'Katsushikagun Shimousa'. And this tells that Furukwa River had been a waterway to carry people and products since Nara period. Moreover, the statue of Fudomyouo has been famous for having miracle power that removes child's sensitiveness.
Why don't you visit Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple?

Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple

Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple

Rengeji Temple belonging to Shingi Shingonshu was named Kaishozan Fumonin and its principle image is Sho Kanzeon Bosatsu that is said to be carved by Gyoki.
According to the record of Rengeji Temple, there was a Kannondo Hall here and villagers near the hall had believed it. After he traveled through Japan with a statue of Fudomyouo on his back, Eigen Hoin settled in the hall in 1483, and the villagers supported him to build a hall and they called it Rengeji Temple. This is the beginning of this temple.
The buildings in Rengeji Temple had been destroyed by several disasters such as the tsunami in 1917 and the earthquakes in 1855 and 1923. The main hall was completed in 1972.

■ Fudomyouo Relieving Child's Sensitiveness

The statue of Fudomyouo is dedicated in the main hall. This sculpture has been believed by many people for several decades that Fudomyouo had any miracle power to relieve child's sensitiveness.

March 2003
Edogawaku Board of Edocation

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A Walk along Furukawa Water Park

sakura in Furukawa Water Park

Furukawa Water Park

It is a beautiful park for viewing Sakura and hydrangeas.
cherry trees in Myoshoji Temple

Honkakusan Myoshoji Temple

An old temple has a beautiful garden.

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.
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 Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple

Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji Temple

  • Kaishosan Fumonin Rengeji 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 11 minute walk from Ichinoe Sta.
  • 6-5-11 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 disease.

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.