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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple in Gyotoku

Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple
Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple is related to Kaishu Katsu who was a samurai worrier actively worked at the end of Edo Bakufu, a woman had worked at his house buried in Jishoin Temple, Kaishu loved her work so he made a tanka poem for her repose and built a stone tablet with it. Have there any records existed, Kaishu Katsu could visit Jishoin Temple by ship passing through Edogawa River. Moreover, the name of 'Shinmeisan' implies the temple was managed Shinmei Toyouke Shrine before its gate and Hachiman Jinja Shrine (Is this shrine The Hachimansama appeared on the Biography of Eight Dogs or Nanso Satomi Hakkenden) at Hongyotoku 3 chome along Gyotoku Kaido Highway. Besides, it is the 4th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage Gyotoku and Urayasu.
Why don't you visit Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple?

Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple

The History of Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple

Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple belongs to Buzanha in Shingon Sect, and the principle image of the temple is Dainichi Nyorai. Jishoin Temple was built in 1588 by the priest Hosen. It managed Shinmei Toyouke Jinja Shrine, the guardian shrine of Gyotoku area.


The Events and Landmarks of Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple

here is a stone tablet built by Kaishu Katsu who was the great hero in the end of Edo period to the early Meiji Ere, he wrote a tanka poem for repose of a woman worked at his house and scribed the poem on the tablet.
「よき友の消えしと聞くぞ、我この方心いたむるひとつなりたり」
"yoki tomo no kieshi to kizuzo, woga konokata kokoro itamuru hitotsu nari tari"

August 27th: Segaki Hoyo (a mass for lost souls)

Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple is the 4th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Gyotoku and Urayasu.

神明山自性院門前案内板より


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The Location and Access to Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple

Shinmeisan Jishoin Temple

  • 1-10 Hongyotoku, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken
  • Jishoin Temple has a great accessibility from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take JR Sobu-express line, transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. And also take Keisei-line, transfer the line at Funabashi to Sobu-Local line, and transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Myoden Sta. It takes minimally 60 minutes from Narita Airport.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden Sta.
  • From Akihabara Sta, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma or Nishi Funabashi, transfer the line at Nishifunabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro, get off Myoden Sta.
  • Take 15 minute walk from Myoden Sta.

Noted Spots along Gyotokukido Highway


Jishoin Temple

Jishoin Temple