The Vicinity Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple
Nakayam has developed as the temple's town of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple
, then it has many stories related to the venerable Nichiren
, the founder of Nichiren Sect
of Buddhism, in the vicinity of the Temple. Moreover, the municipal area
of Ichikawa City
were on the intersection of Kiorosu and Sakura Kaido Highway, and some
creeks in the area were adequate for building ports, therefore many famous
people in Japanese history such as the Prince Yamato Takeru, Masakado Taira,
Yoritomo Minamoto, Musashi Miyamoto
, Komon of Mito
and so on visited Ichikawa for a long time ago. Especially, Nakayama Hokekyo-ji
Temple has several stories related to Nichiren. Ichikawa City has the remain
of the ancient governmental office of Shimousa province
in Heian period
, so it might be flourished in those days. Moreover there is the legend of Ogri Hangan
(Judge Oguri) at Shinmei-ji Temple
There are much green and many seasonal flowers in the vicinity of Nakayama
Hokekyo-ji Temple, Oku-no-in
has several ume trees, Onju-in Temple
has a drooping ume tree donated by Maeda Clan, Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Museum
of course has many beautiful and precious paintings of Higashiyama Kaii,
Yoshizawa Baseball Museum reserves some precious materials of amature baseball
in Japan, Fujiwara Kannondo
has the legends of Musashi Miyamoto and his son Iori, Shimei-ji Temple
has the legend of Ogri Hangan and so on. If you have a little leisure time,
please call on!
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.