Shochuzan Hosenin Temple in Nakayama
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
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
In summer, Hosenin Temple is decorated by pink and white sarusuberi blossoms.
Shochuzan Hosenin Temple
- Hosenin Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International
- 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
- 3-11-2 Nakayama, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
The Landmarks Neighbor Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple
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.
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.
it is a famous spot for viewing colored maple leaves and it is related
to the veneralbl Nisshin called Nabekamuri Nisshin.
This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.
Fujiwara Kannondo Hall has the legend of the great swordsman Mushashi Miyamoto, sometimes it was his hideaway.
It preserves the seated statue of Nichiren and Yosobei Kajikawa's mementoes. It also has the side story of The Forty-Seven Ronins.
This shell mound designated as the National Historic Site and was formed from middle to late Jomon period.
The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.
A peaceful place to rest on the way to Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple is Seikaen. It has the branch office of the city hall.
It has the legend of the young samurai Hirotsugu Satomi.
The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
They have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
A small shrine relates to the Founder Nichiren, Nichijo and the Prince Yamato Takeru.
They are related to the Founder Nichiren.
This shrine is the guardian deity of this town and Kafu Nagai, a famous
writer, had visited.
A well became famous as Kafu Nagai introduced in his essay.
Visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms and cultural properties.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
It is very popular viewing sakura spot and thousands of people visit and enjoy seeing sakura.