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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Shochuzan Hosenin Temple in Nakayama

Shochuzan Hosenin Templethe stone staute of the venerable Nisshin fall in Hosenin Templesummer in Hosenin Temple
Shochuzan Hosenin Temple is one of the four oldest branch temples of Hokekyoji called Nakayama Yoninke. Nichiin who was a sumurai worrier from Kamakura to Muromachi period named Tanesada Chiba, became a Buddhism priest and built this temple in 1313. It is on the way to Okunoin from Hokekyoji Temple. The temple was beautifully decorated with white and red crape myrtle blossoms in summer and yellow and red maple leaves in fall so it was a famous spot for viewing colored leaves. Moreover, it was a important temple since the venerable Niisshin who was called Nabekaburi Nisshin (putting a pan on his head) worked hard on his mission in Kyoto and Kyushu in Muromachi period and entered the Buddhist priesthood in it. Why don't you visit Shochuzan Hosenin Temple?

The Views in Shochuzan Hosenin Temple

The Great Views of Maple Leaves in Fall

the appoach of Hosenin in fallthe gate of Hosenin in fall reddish leaves both side of the gatecolored leaves through the gate colored leaves both sides of the approachcolored leaves like flags the maple tree in front of the main hallmaple leaves in Hosenin maple leaves above the gatered maple leaves and the gate yellow and red leaves in Hoseninred and green leaves in Hosenin yellow maple leaves in Hoseninbeautiful maple leaves in Hosenin colored leaves along the roadGojunoto in Hokekyoji from Hosenin
Some know Hosenin Temple is a noted spot for viewing beautiful colored leaves. The approach road to the sanmon gate was colored like a yellow and red curtain. And visitors could see the gojunoto in Hokekyoji Temple with colored maple leaves and autumn views in Nakayama from it.

Summer in Shochuzan Hosenin Temple

the gate of Hoeenin in summermaple leaves in summer Crape Myrtle Blossoms in Hoseninsarusuberi blossoms in Hosein
In summer, Hosenin Temple is decorated by pink and white sarusuberi blossoms.


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The Location and Access to Onjuin Temple

Shochuzan Hosenin Temple

  • Hosenin 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.
  • 3-11-2 Nakayama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

The Landmarks Neighbor Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple

Nakayama Okunoin

Nakayama Oku-no-in

Nichiren had preached first time at the Oku-no-in. Later, Jonin Toki built a temple named 'Hokke-ji'. There are several ume trees blooming beautiful ume blossoms in spring silently.
Onjyu-in Temple

Onju-in Temple

Onjuin Temple is famous for the temple to deliver the Nichiren Sect's traditional style of ascetic practices. Tokugawa, Maeda and many people faithfully has believed for ages.

Hosenin Temple in Nakayama

Hosenin Temple

it is a famous spot for viewing colored maple leaves and it is related to the veneralbl Nisshin called Nabekamuri Nisshin.
Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall has the legend of the great swordsman Mushashi Miyamoto, sometimes it was his hideaway.
Shogyo-ji Temple

Shogyoji Temple

It preserves the seated statue of Nichiren and Yosobei Kajikawa's mementoes. It also has the side story of The Forty-Seven Ronins.

Ubayama Shell Mound

Ubayama Shell Mound

This shell mound designated as the National Historic Site and was formed from middle to late Jomon period.
Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
Homensan Anrakuji Temple

Homensan Anrakuji Temple

The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.
Seikaen Garden

Seikaen Garden

A peaceful place to rest on the way to Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple is Seikaen. It has the branch office of the city hall.

Awa Jinja Shrine

Awa Jinja Shrine

It has the legend of the young samurai Hirotsugu Satomi.
Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.

Shinmei-ji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

They have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine

Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine

A small shrine relates to the Founder Nichiren, Nichijo and the Prince Yamato Takeru.
Tamonin Temple in Nakayama

Tamonin Temple and the Futago Fuji Pond

They are related to the Founder Nichiren.
Myoken Jinja Shirne in Terauchi

Myoken Jinja Shrine in Terauchi

This shrine is the guardian deity of this town and Kafu Nagai, a famous writer, had visited.

Kazura no I well in Katsushika

Kazura no I well in Katsushika

A well became famous as Kafu Nagai introduced in his essay.
Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms and cultural properties.

cherry trees along Mamagawa river

Cherry trees along Mamagawa River

The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
cherry trees in Colton Plaza shopping mall

The Area Around Nikke Colton Plaza

Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.

Sskura in Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

The Popular Viewing Sakura Spot / Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

It is very popular viewing sakura spot and thousands of people visit and enjoy seeing sakura.