Seikaen a peaceful garden near Hokekyo-ji Temple
Passing through the Kuromon Gate
of and climbing up the approach to Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple
, you could find a small tiled-roofed gate, it is the gate of Seikaen,
a small silent space in the residential area in Nakayama. You could look
into the garden through the gate and pass through it, you could find a
peaceful place to rest and enjoy your time. Near the gate, there is a Japanese
style garden, and the behind the garden, its style is changed, it is like
an European style.
The land of Seikaen garden was donated by Hana Ishii in April 9th of 1992.
The Ishii's family had lived in Nakayama from Kyoho era (1716～36) in the
middle of Edo period
, and the family opened a shop named Seikado to sell stationaries and second
hand books, so they contributed to the development of Nakayama. In 2001,
Seikaen was opened as a cultural center. And also it is a branch office
of the City Hall of Ichikawa City.
- Seikaen has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Keisei-Nakayama
Sta, take minimally 40 minutes from Narita Airport.. And also take JR Sobu-express
line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, get off Shimousa-Nakayama
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and
get off Keisei-Nakayama Sta.
- From Tokyo Sta, take Sobu-Express line bound to Chiba or Narita, transfer
the line to Sobu-Local line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma, or Nishi-Funabashi
at Ichikawa Sta, get off Shimousa-Nakayama Sta.
- From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, get off Shimousa-Nakayama
- Take 1 minute walk from Keisei-Nakayama Sta, and take 5 minutes walk from
4-14-1 Nakayama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
The Landmarks Neighbor Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple
Nichiren had preached first time at the Oku-no-in. Later, Jonin Toki built
a temple named 'Hokke-ji'. There are several ume trees blooming beautiful
ume blossoms in spring silently.
Onjuin Temple is famous for the temple to deliver the Nichiren Sect's
traditional style of ascetic practices. Tokugawa, Maeda and many people
faithfully has believed for ages.
This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama,
so he lived in Nakayama.
Fujiwara Kannondo Hall has the legend of the great swordsman Mushashi
Miyamoto, sometimes it was his hideaway.
A peaceful place to rest on the way to Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple is Seikaen.
It has the branch office of the city hall.
Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the
legend of Oguri Hangan.
It preserves the seated statue of Nichiren and Yosobei Kajikawa's mementoes.
It also has the side story of The Forty-Seven Ronins.
This shell mound designated as the National Historic Site and was formed
from middle to late Jomon period.
The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend
of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the
legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.
The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
It has the legend of the young samurai Hirotsugu Satomi.
It was built in Kamakura period and visitors could enjoy seeing cherry
blossoms blooming over some cultural properties in it.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
It is very popular viewing sakura spot and thousands of people visit and enjoy seeing sakura.