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中山・下総・散歩道

平将門公ゆかりの散歩道a walk on masakado taira

A Walk on Masakado Taira, the Great Samurai Hero

the main hall of Komagata Grand Shrinecherry blossoms in Horenji Temple
There are many landmarks and legends connected with Masakado Taira, one of the greatest samurai heroes in Kanto, remaining in Ichikawa city.
The office of the provincial government of Shimousa stood on the heights called Konodai along Edogawa River flowing between Ichikawa and Tokyo in Heian Period. During Tengyo War (939 - 941), Masakado Taira raised his arm with thousands of samurais in Kanto and he built his fort in Ono since he would like to gain the office of Shimousa Province. Therefore, those legends and landmarks connecting with Masakado Taira has existed in Ono now. Moreover, some more legends exist in the areas around Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine that many samurais in Kanto believed. Masakado has been respected by people in Ono for several hundred years. The stories that tell the beginning of Miyonoin at Sugano and Kamagata Grand Shrine in Ono imply the people's feelings.
On this page, some noted spots connected with Masakado Taira are introduced. Why don't you visit them?

The Noted Spots Connected with Masakado Taira

Komagata Grand Shrine

Komagata Grand Shrine

This shrine has a legend connecting to Masakado Taira faithfully dedicated.
Soyasan Horenji Temple

Soyasan Horenji Temple

This temple has a legend of Masakado Taira and Komagata Grand Shrine.

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

Tenman Tenmangu Shrine

It was built by Masakado Taira, one of the most famous samurai heroes in Kanto.
Onosan Jokoji Temple

Onosan Jokoji Temple

Masakado Taira had dedicated Bishamonten as a guardian of Onojo Castle in this temple.

Ono Tenmangu Shrine in Honkoji

Ono Tenmangu Shrine

This Shrine in Honkoji Temple was built by Masakado Taira, one of the most famous samurai heroes in Kanto.
Miyonoin

Miyonoin

Miyonoin is a shrine that Mr. and Mis Sugano who had dedicated Masakado Tira and his retaineers has been dedicated.

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine

This hachimangu shrine has been believed by many samurais in Kanto, Masakado Taira also believed in.
Yawata no Yabushirazu

Yawata no Yabushirazu

This bamboo woods have been a famous landmark since Edo period and it has some legends of Masakado Taira

The Locations of the Landmarks Connected with Masakado Taira


Komagata Grand Shrine 4-2757 Ono-cho Ichikawa-shi
Soyasan Horenji Temple 4-2946 Ono-cho Ichikawa-shi
Tenman Tenmangu Shrine 3-1948 Ono-cho Ichikawa-shi
Onosan Jokoji Temple 3-1917 Ono-cho Ichikawa-shi
Ono Tenmangu Shrine at Koinsan Honkoji Temple 3-1695-1 Ono-cho Ichikawa-shi
Miyonoin 2-14 Sugano Ichikawa-shi
Katsushika Hachimangu Shrine 4-2-1 Yawata Ichikawa-shi
Yawata no Yabushirazu 2-8 Yawata Ichikawa-shi