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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Genmyosan Hongyoin Temple in Nakayama

Genmyosan Hongyoin Templefall in Genmyosan Hongyoin Temple plum blossoms and Hongyoin Templecherry blossoms and Hongyoin Temple
Genmyoin Hogyoin Temple stands on the west of the Ryuoike Pond of Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple. It is one of Nakayama Yoninge Temples that 4 temples had managed Hokekyoji. According to Shochuzan Hokekyojishi, a biography of Nakayama Hokekyoji, Hongyoin was built by Nichigyo in June 1376. Nichigyo was a disciple of the venerable Nissen, the fifth abbot of Hokekyoji. And there is the grave of the venerable Nichiju on the southwest part of Hongyoin since he was the first disciple of the venerable Nisson, the fourth abbot of Hokekyoji. A hundred years ago, the site of Hongyoin was amazingly wonderful since there were many bonsai plants lined on the site. Now there are some skillfully trimmed ume trees along the approach of the temple and many white ume blossoms paint on the views of the temple in early spring. Beside the main building, there is a cherry trees that blooms in both spring and fall. Visitors could enjoy those flowers in it. Why don't you visit Genmyosan Hongyoin Temple?


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The Veiws in Genmyosan Hongyoin Temple

Ume Blossoms in Genmyosan Hongyoin

Ume blossoms brooming in Hongyoinwhite ume blossoms in Hongyoin ume blossoms and snow in Hongyoinume blossoms covered with snow
Ume blossoms start blooming in February, visitors could enjoy them by early March.

Sakura Blossoms in Genmyosan Hongyoin

cherry blossoms beside the main hallsakura in Genmyosan Hongyoin sakura in spring in Hongyoinsakura in fall in Hongyoin
This cherry tree blooms in both spring and fall.

The Venerable Nichiju

Nichiju (1314-1392)

The venerable Nichiju was a priest belonging to Nichirenshu in Nanbokucho Period. He founded Myomanha (now Kenpon Hokkeshu). He was from Ishido Family in Aizu. He was also calle Genmyo Ajari. He first studied under Jihen at Mt. Hiei belonged to Tendaishu. He was converted to Nichirenshu at his age 66 since he read 'Kaimokusho' written by Nichiren. Then He changed his name 'Genmyo' to 'Nichiju' and studied under the venerable Nisson, the fourth abbot of Nakayama Hokekyoji, at Mamasan Guhoji and Hokekyoji. Following his great grandfather Nikko (-1314), the second abbot of Hokekyoji, Nichiju went to Kyoto to propagate Nichirenshu. Later, he lived in seclusion at Aizu.
He built Myomanji in Kyoto and Myohoji in Aizu. He wrote 'Chikokusaku (the plant to rule the country)'.


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The Location and Access to Genyosan Hongyoin Temple

Genyosan Hongyoin Temple

the map to Hongyoin Temple

The map to Genyosan Hongyoin

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PDF of the Map in Nakayama Hokekyoji
the map near Hongyoin Temple

The map near Genyosan Hongyoin and Nakayama Hokekyoji

PDF of the map near Hokekyoji and Kaii Higashiyama

the landmarks related to Kafu Nagai

The map to the landmarks where Kafu Nagai introduced in his book

PDF of the map of the noted spots where Kafu Nagai visited

  • Genyosan Hongyoin Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • 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 Sta.
  • 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 Sta.
  • Take 5 minute walk from Keisei-Nakayama Sta, and take 8 minutes walk from Shimousa-Nakayama Sta.
  • 2-7-18 Nakayama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

Tacchue Temples belonging to Nakayama Hokekyoji

plums blooming in Nakayama Okunoin

Nakayama Okunoin Temple

It stands on the place where the Founder Nichiren first preached.
the old plum tree in Onjuin Temple

Onjuin Temple

It is very famous for an old plum donated by the Maeda Family.

the gate of Jokoji in Nakayama

Jokoin Temple

It is the first tacchu belonging to Nakayama Hokekyoji.
the approach covered with colored leaves

Hosenin Temple

It is a famous spot for seeing colored leaves in Nakayama.

Plum trees in Genmyosan Hongyoin

Genyosan Hongyoin Temple

Skillfully trimmed plum trees in it are very beautiful in spring.
the red gate in Gokokusan Ansein

Gokokusan Ansein Temple

This temple is decoreted with flowers in every season.
Under Construction!

sakura in Ninjusan Chisenin

Ninjusan Chisenin Temple

It stands beside the Niomon of Hokekyoji with seasonal flowers.
sakura over the approach of Hokekyoji

Shochuzan Hokekyoji Temple

It is a head temple with many cultural properties and flowers.