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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Kaichosan Bononji Temple in Higashi Kasai Edogawaku

海潮山梵音寺門前より本堂海潮山梵音寺の本堂
Bononji is a temple in a residential area in Higashi Kasai Edogawaku, it is belonging to Sotoshu. The main hall is a modern designed but it has a very long history. According to the records of Bononji, its history started in Heian period when Jikaku Daishi built it. In this temple, an old stone bar registered as the cultural asset of Edogawaku that might was built in Kamakura Period has been dedicated in the main hall of it. And Bononji is one of the temples in Kasai Daishi Mairi that is a kind of a pilgrimage to temples dedicating Kobo Daishi in Kasai areas started in Edo period. A guidebook in Edo period called 'Shinpen Musashi no kuni Fudokiko' tells that Bononji is a branch temple of Kotokuji Temple in Kanasugi village, Katsushika County, Shimousa provinces (now Kanasugi, Funabashishi, Chibaken) and it was named Kaichosan. Bononji is a interesting temple that shows us history and culture in Kasai areas in Heian, Kamakura and Edo period. Why don't you visit Kaichosan Bononji Temple?

Kaichosan Bononji Temple

Bononji

Bononji is named Kaichosan that is a temple belonging to Sotoshu, the principle image of it is a statue of Kannon Bosatsu. It is said that it was built by Jikaku Daishi in 847. And Eishitsu Jusei rebuilt it in early Edo period.
According to the records in Bononji, after Jikaku Daishi studied Buddhism in Tang Dynasty of China, he was caught in the storm while going back to Kyoto, and his ship could not wreck since the light from Kanzeon Bosatsu sparkled and the storm stopped, he finally landed on this area.
Then, he carved the statue of Kanzeon Bosatsu on a piece of a chinaberry, this is the beginning of this temple.

■ A Ston Tablet registered as a cultural asset of Edogawaku
This tablet was preserved in the main hall to dedicate for several hundred years ago with the statue of Jizo Bosatsu. It was built in June 1317, it is a precious tablet that tells life in this areas in Kamakura period.

March 2001
Edogawaku Board of Education

海潮山梵音寺門前案内板より


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The Location and Access to Kaichosan Bononji Temple

Kaichosan Bononji Temple

  • Fushosan Chikoin Enmaji 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 Funabori Sta. Or transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Kasai Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, ake Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Kasai Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Kasai Sta.
  • Take 12 minute walk from Kasai Sta.
  • 2-28-16 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Sacred Places in Nagashima Kuwakawa in Kasai Daishi

the main hall of Chikoin in Kasai

Henshosan Chikoin Temple

It is said that the principle image of it carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
the main hall of Shosenji in Kasai

Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple

There are two koshinto towers in this temple.

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
Kaihozan Jizoin Shoenji in Kasai

Kaihosan Jizoin Shoenji Temple

It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.

Iousan Ousenin Tozenji in Kasai

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.
the main hall of Bononji in Kasai

Kaichosan Bononji Temple

It has long history from Heian, Kamakura and Edo period.

Kakuosan Jinguji Jishoin in Kasai

Kakuosan Jishoin Temple

It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.

The Sacred Places in Funabori Ukita Kojima in Kasai Daishi

Komeiji in Kasai Edogawaku

Tokosan Yokomichiinn Komeiji Temple

It is famous for having miracle pewer to cure eye diseases.
Shakado Hall in Naka Kasai

Shakado Shrine in Naka Kasai

It is a small shrine but it is one of sacred places belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi.

the main hall of Ryukoji Temple

Myokosan Ryukoji Temple

The two big stone lanterns and stone statues of Jizos make it beautiful under the blue sky.
the bell tower in Anrakuji Temple

Kintaisan Fudankoin Anrakuji Temple

Under Construction

The Sacred Places in Nakamachi Shiden in Kasai Daishi

Jizodo Shrine in Nakamachi Kasai

Jizodo Shrine in Nakamachi Kasai

Under Construction
the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

Muryosan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple

Under Construction

The Sacred Places in Ikazuchi in Kasai Daishi

Shinzoin in Kasai

Shinzoin Temple

Under Construction

The Noted Spots Related to Kasai Daishi Mairi

Seiryu Jinja Shrine in Urayasu

Seiryu Jinja Shrine in Urayasu

Under Construction

the main hall of Ikazuchi Katori Jinja

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine

Under Construction
Jokosan Myorenji in Kasai

Jokosan Myorenji Temple

It has beautiful gardens and stylish architecters in it.

Shinkawa river going through Edogawaku

A Walk On Ichinoe and Funabori

These areas have some Edo style Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
the view of Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

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