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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Kezoin Temple is the oldest temple in Urayasu

Kaishosan Kezoin Templethe main building of Kezoin Temple the fudodo hall in Kezoin Templethe koshindo hall and stone statues
Kaishosan Kezoin Temple might be the oldest temple in Urayasu City, it has been there since Kamakura period. It belongs to Shingi Shingon Shu and its principle image is Dainichi Nyorai dedicated in the main hall. There are many stone statues, Koshindo Hall, Jizodo Hall, Fudodo Hall and the stone monument dedicated for the three men having worked for Urayasu called 'Koso Kairyo Ganjo no To' designated as a tangible cultural asset of Urayasu City, so they tells how long history Kezoin has. Moreover, Kaishosan Kezoin Temple is the 30th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Urayasu and Gyotoku.
Why don't you visit Kaishosan Kezoin Temple?

Jizodo Hall in Kaishosan Kezoin Temple

The History of Jizodo Hall

The Jizo in Kaishosan Kezoin Temple was found when it was being brought by flood in Sakaigawa River in Urayasu and the Jizo was dedicated beside Sakaibashi Bridge on Nekozane. However, there was a big fire in Horie and the bridge was burnt down. To rebuild the bridge, the statue of Jizo was moved to here in Kaishosan Kezoin Temple. People have dedicated the Jizo faithfully since they believe that it protected Nekozane from the fire.
In September 1969, the Jizodo Hall is rebuilt.

海照山花蔵院地蔵堂脇案内板より

Koso Kairyo Ganjo no To

公訴貝猟願成の塔

Koso Kairyo Ganjo no To (the municipal cultural asset of Urayasu City)

Koso Kairyo Ganjo no To (The monument for the Fulfillment of Prosecution of Shell Gathering) was designated as a municipal cultural asset of Urayasu City in August 18th of 1975. ‘Koso Kairyo Ganjo no To’ means that the monument for the fulfillment of Prosecution to get wider territory for Shell Gathering. The monument dedicated for three men who worked to promote fishing industry in Urayasu
The story about the three men played in late Edo period. Fishermen in Horie and Nekozane village in Urayasu conflicted with Funabashi village about the boundaries in the areas for fishing. The fishermen in Funabashi insisted that Sanbanse (Kakiuchi) was their fishing grounds, but the fishermen in Horie and Nekozane though they had common fishing rights. In January 1782, it was brought in the court called Hyojosho. Then, the chief priest of Kezouin, Yuken, became the leading part, the people in Horie and Nekozane took steps to fulfill their demands, they could not get any. At that time, there were three men, Chozaburo, Chobei and Zenzaburo living in Nekozane.
Chozaburo went to the office of the local administrator to try to negotiate, but he was arrested and died in prison. To hear the news, Chobei appealed directly to Okitsugu Tanuma, a member of Roju (a member of leading vassals in Edo Bakufu), and he was also arrested. Later, he was released, but he suddenly died on his way to home. Zenzaburo lost his two friends, then he prayed for Fudo in for 21 days. In March 4th of 1783, Zenzaburo extremely exhausted heavy snow and died of cold on his way to home around Baraki in Ichikawa. So the villagers in Urayasu were strongly united since they lost three men. In 1788, their demands were fulfilled.
Koso Kairyo Ganjo no To (The monument for the Fulfillment of Prosecution of Shell Gathering) was built in 1889 by the donation by villagers to pray the three men's soul and to tell their contribution forever.

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The Map to Kaishosan Kezoin Temple

Kaishosan Kezoin Temple

  • Kaishosan Kezoin 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 Urayasu 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 Urayasu Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu 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 Urayasu Sta.
  • Take 10 minute walk from Urayasu Sta.
  • 3-10-3 Nekozane, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken

The Temples of the 33 Pilgrimage in Urayasu and Gyotoku

The list of the temples of the 33 Pilgrimages in Urayasu and Gyotoku

  • 01 Tokuganji : 5-22 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 02 Fukusenji :2-7 Futamata Ichikawa-shi
  • 03 Choshoji : 8-5 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 04 Jishoin : 1-10 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 05 Daitokuji : 5-13 Shimonijuku Ichikawa-shi
  • 06 Jorinji (abandoned) : around Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 07 Shogenji : 3-6 Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 08 Yofukuin : 5-16 Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 09 Ryugonji (Sorinji) : 3-10-2 Tokagi Ichikawa-shi
  • 10 Fukuoji (Sorinji) : 3-10-2 Tokagi Ichikawa-shi
  • 11 Ryogokuji : 2-16-4 Koya Ichikawa-shi
  • 12 Anyoji : 2-16-35 Koya Ichikawa-shi
  • 13 Hosenji : 7-22 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 14 Hozenji : 1-25 Honshio Ichikawa-shi
  • 15 Jokanji : 23-24 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 16 Shingyoji (Kyoshinji) : 38-18 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 17 Kyozenji (Kyoshinji) : 38-18 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 18 Hoshoji (abandoned) : now brought into 19 Tokuzoji
  • 19 Tokuzoji : 8-10 Sekigashima Ichikawa-shi
  • 20 Seiganji : 4-8 Oshikiri Ichikawa-shi
  • 21 Korinji : 12-20 Oshikiri Ichikawa-shi
  • 22 Hodenji : 7-1 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 23 Enmyoin : 11-21 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 24 Zenshoji : 18-20 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 25 Genshinji : 1-16-26 Katori Ichikawa-shi
  • 26 Ryozenji : 2-12-18 Ainokawa Ichikawa-shi
  • 27 Shinseiji : 1-9-1 Arai Ichiakawa-shi
  • 28 Enmeiji : 1-9-2 Arai Ichikawa-shi
  • 29 Zenpukuji : 26-27 Todaijima Urayasu-shi
  • 30 Kezoin : 3-10-3 Nekozane Urayasu-shi
  • 31 Togakuji : 2-4-27 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • 32 Hojoin : 4-14-1 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • 33 Dairenji : 4-14-2 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • extra Fujiwara Kannondo Hall 2-234 Fujiwara-cho Funabashi-shi
* The location of the sixth temple is unknown, and the 16th and 17th are integrated, and the 18th is brought into the 19th temple.
* Please ask some specific information in each temple.