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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Kasai Daishi Mairi|The Pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai

Cherry Blossoms along Shinkawa Riverthe six statues of Jizo in front of Tozenji the statues of the five jizos in Ryukojicherry blossoms in Funabori Park
Kasai Daishi Mairi is an event held in Edogawaku that has continued since Edo period. In general Kasai areas are known as new towns or residential areas in Tokyo, however Kasai had been very prosperous areas in Edo period. On the north of the areas, there is Shinkawa river that is a canal connects Nakagawa and Edogawa river, so a lot of products from northern provinces had passed the canal to go to Edo every day, and vegetables and sea foods from the areas had brought to Edo, and people cultivated lands and thousands people settled in. On the maps published in late 1900s, there are many houses drawn in Kasai areas. According to the website of the signboards in front of some temples, it is a kind of a pilgrimage to some spots in Kasai areas that dedicate Kobo Daishi, people visit the all of them in May 21st for several decades ago, now it is divided into four groups such as Nagashima Kuwakawa, Funabori Ukita Kojima, Nakamachi Shinden and Ikazuchi, and people living in each area visit them in each. In Gyotoku and Urayasu next to Edogawaku, a pilgrimage called the thirty-three pilgrimage in Urayasu and Gyotoku, so it implies that there are many temples in the areas, so they tell how those areas had been prosperous and how deep those people believe in Buddhism. Anyway, Seiryu Jinja and Hojoin are introduced as the additional spots since there are the same names in the list of spots in Nakamachi Shinden areas.
In this page, the spots belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi and some spots related to it are introduced. Shinkawa river famous for Senbon Sakura (the thousands of cherry trees), Furukawa Water Park famous for ajisai and Ichinoe Sakaigawa Shinsui Park are near these spots, so visitors could enjoy seeing beautiful flowers while they are on their pilgrimages. Why don't you visit them?


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The Sacred Places in Nagashima Kuwakawa in Kasai Daishi

the main hall of Chikoin in Kasai

Henshosan Chikoin Temple

It is said that the principle image of it carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
the main hall of Shosenji in Kasai

Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple

There are two koshinto towers in this temple.

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
Kaihozan Jizoin Shoenji in Kasai

Kaihosan Jizoin Shoenji Temple

It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.

Iousan Ousenin Tozenji in Kasai

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.
the main hall of Bononji in Kasai

Kaichosan Bononji Temple

It has long history from Heian, Kamakura and Edo period.

Kakuosan Jinguji Jishoin in Kasai

Kakuosan Jishoin Temple

It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.

The Sacred Places in Funabori Ukita Kojima in Kasai Daishi

Komeiji in Kasai Edogawaku

Tokosan Yokomichiinn Komyoiji Temple

It is famous for having miracle pewer to cure eye diseases.
Shakado Hall in Naka Kasai

Shakado Shrine in Naka Kasai

It is a small shrine but it is one of sacred places belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi.

the main hall of Ryukoji Temple

Myokosan Ryukoji Temple

The two big stone lanterns and stone statues of Jizos make it beautiful under the blue sky.
the bell tower in Anrakuji Temple

Kintaisan Fudankoin Anrakuji Temple

A unique gate as its bell tower wonderfully stands in it.

The Sacred Places in Nakamachi Shiden in Kasai Daishi

Jizodo Shrine in Nakamachi Kasai

Nakamachi Jizoson

This Jizoson stands on the corner of busy cross near Kasi Station.
the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

Muryosan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple

It has a beautiful bell tower.

The Sacred Places in Ikazuchi in Kasai Daishi

Shinzoin in Kasai

Shinzoin Temple

It was popular and been called Ikazuchi and Namikiri Fudo.

The Noted Spots Related to Kasai Daishi Mairi

the main hall of Horie Daishi

Horie Daishi (Seiryusan Hojoin Kannonji Temple in Urayasu)

It is one of the temples of the 33 pilgrimages of Urayasu Gyotoku.
Seiryu Jinja in Fall

Seiryu Jinja

This old shrine standing by Sakai river in Horie has some historical and cultural assets of Urayasu.

the main hall of Ikazuchi Katori Jinja

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine

It has a beautiful hall and cute komainus in it.
Jokosan Myorenji in Kasai

Jokosan Myorenji Temple

It has beautiful gardens and stylish architecters in it.

Shinkawa river going through Edogawaku

A Walk On Ichinoe and Funabori

These areas have some Edo style Landmarks and thousands of Cherry Trees.
the view of Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.