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Kaigonzan Entonji Temple and Sakura Trees

the main hall of Kaigonsan Entonji Temple the framed writing written by Beian Ichikawa
the drooping cherry blossoms in entonji the main hall and cherry trees in entonji
cherry blossoms and blue sky cherry trees in Kaigonsan Entonji Temple
Kaigonzan Entonji Temple has three beautiful drooping cherry trees. The title of the temple 'Kaigonzan' tells that this temple was standing near the sea called Edo Bay. Moreover, the cherry trees were separated the roots of the trees in Minobusan Kuonji Temple, the Head Temple of Nichiren Sect, and there are a chestnut and a persimmon tree bearing fruits in fall. And also a folk story remains, it said that a big pine tree called 'Bake Matsu (the Monster Pine Tree) having bent the middle part of its trunk with a hole was standing in the temple and a racoon dog who bewitched people living in Gyotoku at that time lived in the hole.
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Kaigonzan Entonji Temple

The History of Kaigonzan Entonji Temple

Kaigonzan Entonji Temple was built in 1584 by the venerable Jojakuin Nichien who was a disciple of an abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple of Nichiren Sect the venerable Nittsu. The most buildings in the temple was burnt down in the great fire in Gyotoku happened in 1881. Only the sanmon gate remains now. The main hall was rebuilt in 1980.


The Events and Landmarks of Kaigonzan Entonji Temple

The framed writing hanging on the front of the main hall written by Beian Ichikawa who was one of three best calligraphers in late Edo period.
The stone tablet beside the mound for unknown persons is a kind of a stupa made in Kamkura or Muromachi period.
The weeping cherry blossoms blooming early spring in front of the main hall were separated the roots of the trees in Minobusan Kuonji Temple, they are excitingly beautiful.

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The Map to Entonji Temple

Entonji Temple

16-20 Hongyotoku, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
  • Entonji Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Myoden Sta.
  • Take 8 minute walk from Myoden Sta.

The Temples in Gongenmichi Road

the cherry blossoms in Entonji Temple

Entonji Temple