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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Hatsumode Spots | The First Visit to Shrines and Temples

the gojunoto in Nakayama Hokekyojithe first torii gate of Katsushika Hachimangu
January is the first month of a year. Japanese generally visits Shrines and Temples in New Year's Days, this is called 'hatsumode (the first visit to shrines and temples) and it becomes an event or a habit for Japanese. In the area introduced in A Walk On Nakayama Shimousa, there are many popular hatsumode spots and thousand people visit them in New Year's Days. In this page, some spots having bell towers and niomon gates or some other unique gates are introduced. And most people pray for their wishes when they go on hatsumode, therefore, some of the shrines and temples are introduced that have been believed that they have sacred or miracle power to cure some diseases and so on. Moreover, visiting to the 33 pilgrimages are Shichifukujin are very enjoyable trips for you in New Year's Days. And visiting to the landmarks related to some writers are also interesting. Why don't you enjoy hatsumode in Japan?

The Popular Hatsumode Spots

Nakayama Hokekyoji

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

It looks an architecutral museum since some Important Cultural Properties exist in the site.
Katsushika Hachimangu

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

It is famous for a gingko tree called Senbon Icho registered as the National Natural Property.

Mamasan Guhoji

Mamasan Guhoji Temple

It is a popular viewing Sakura spots and Fushihime Sakura in it is very famousa.
Funabashi Daijingu

Funabashi Daijingu Shrine

It was an old shrine built by the Prince Yamato Takeru, the great hero in the history of Japan.

the bell tower in Tokuganji

Noted Spots having Bell Towers

Sounds of Bell in New Year's Eve is a usual view in Japan.
the zuishinmon of Katsushika Hachinamgu

Noted Spots having Niomon

Niomon is a good spot to take pictures in New Year's Days.

the kishimojindo in Hokekyoji

The Sacred Shrines and Temples

They has been deeply believed by people around them for several hunderd years.
the niomon gate in Tokuganji

The 33 Pilgrimages at Gyotoku and Urayasu

The popular pilgrimages in Edo priod.

the stone statues of Shichifukujin

Ichikawa Shichifukujin

Visiting to the seven gods of good forutne is a good trip to know of Ichikawa City.