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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Kakosan Genchiin Horenji Temple in Edogawaku

the gate of Horenji in Edogawakuthe main hall of Horenji in Edogawakuthe site in Horenji in Edogawakuthe pine tree in Horenji in Edogawakuthe stone Buddhas in Horenji in Edogawaku the bell tower in Horenji in Edogawaku
Horenji is a temple was built for Kihei Udagawa who had cultivated Kasai Areas in early Edo Period. According to Shinpen Musashi no kuni Fudokiko, it was built by Kihei Ukita and his priest's name was Genchiin Kako Horen. While walking in Kita Kasai Town, a large tiled roof is seen between large buildings. The main hall of Horenji looks majestically huge that t stands on a piled foundation, its floor is high and its roof is highly pitched. Standing in front of the main hall, it seems dignified. The view from it, there are a big trimmed pine tree, a bell tower, the gate and the buildings in Edogawaku under the blue sky. Why don't you visit Kakosan Genchiin Horenji Temple?

Kakosan Genchiin Horenji

Horenji

Horenji is a temple named Kakosan Genchiin belonging to Jodoshu. It was a branch temple of Genhoji in Higashi Komatsugawa. The principle image of the statue of about 65 centi-meter tall Amida Nyorai carved by Shotoku Taishi. It was built by Sadatsugu a son of Kihei Ukita who cultivated Kasai Areas. Sadatsugu, a son of Kihei, built this temple in 1626 on his father's retreat.
Sadauji Kihei Udagawa was born in Shingawa Edo in 1533. He moved to Komatsugawa Village in 1555 and he cultivated a marsh overgrown with reeds in Kasai to be rice fields in 1596, so he named the field 'Ukita' after his name. The Shogun in Edo gave some fields. After that, he became a Buddhist priest named Horen and he stayed this place for his retirement. He passed away in 1620.
July 2008
Edogawaku Board of Education

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The Location and Access to Kakosan Genchiin Horenji

the map along Shinkawa Senbon Sakura

The Map near Kakosan Genchiin Horenji

The Map along Shinkawa River and Shinkawa Senbon Sakura

Kakosan Genchiin Horenji

  • Kakosan Genchiin Horenji 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 Nishi 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 Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • From Iwamotocho Station at Akihabara, take Toei Shijuku line bound to Motoyawata and get off Funabori Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Nishi Kasai Sta.
  • Take 15 minute walk from Nishi Kasai Sta and take 18 minute walk from Funabori Sta.
  • 4-5-18 Kita Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Noted Spots near Kakosan Genchiin Horenji

a fishing pond in Gyosen Park

Gyosen Park

The park has many attractions for kids and for their parents.
Heisei Garden in Gyosen Park

Seasonal Views in Gyosen Park

There are many seasonal flowers in the park.

Ukita Park

Ukita Park

Many cherry blossoms bloom on lawn grounds under the sky.
Kakosan Ganchiin Horenji in Kasai

Kakosan Ganchiin Horenji Temple

It was found for Kihei Udagawa, the pioneer of Kasai.

Ukita Higashi Koen in Edogawaku

Ukita Higashi Koen Park

The park sounds like a secret garden, it has a ume and rose garden in it.
thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

A Walk Along Shinkawa River

It has some Edostyle Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees along this river.

thousands of cherry trees along Shinkawa

Thousands of Cherry Trees along Shinkawa River

In spring, thousands of sakura along it beautifully bloom.
a fire lookout and cherry blossoms

Shinkawa Nishi Suimon Hiroba Plaza

A fire lookout and an old lock gate are the symbols.

the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

The Pilgrimage to the temples dedicating Daishi in Kasai

Kasai Daishi Mairi is a kind of the pilgrimage since Edo perid.
Tozenji in Kuwakawacho

Nagashima Kuwakawa as to say Teramachi in Kasai

There are many temples in this small areas.