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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Jushoin | a Popular Temple called Matsumoto Benten

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Jushoin is a popular temple having called Matsumoto Benten. A small hall with white walls with red flames on the long steps behind a red torii in green grass looks modern. On the center of the site, a huge pine tree spreading its long branches called Garyu no Matsu (a pine tree looks like a sleeping dragon) that is registered as a natural property of Edogawaku is strongly standing. Jishoin covered with much green is excitingly beautiful. Why don't you visit this temple?

The History of Jushoin (Matsumoto Benten)

Jushoin (Matsumoto Benten)

Jishoin is an old temple belonging to Obakushu. It was built in 1684 by Jushoin Keigetsugenko Zenni. She started settling this area in Kanbun Era (1661-72), she lived in a small hut here to dedicate a statue of Benzaiten to pray for recovering sickness.
The principle image of this temple is a statue of Senju Kannon carved by the nun in 1669. And it has been called Matsumot Benten named after the sculpture.

□ Garyu no Matsu (a pine tree like a sleeping dragon) registered as a natural property by Edogawaku.
This black pine that is supposed over 500 years old has some surprisingly long branches. According to Kasaishi (published in 1821) and Shipen Musashi Fudokiko (in 1828), it has many small branches like a umbrella on a long branch coming out of a trunk on 30 centimeters from the ground. Most of the branches had lost in Taisho Era (1912-26).

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The Access to Jushoin (Matsumoto Benten)

Jushoin (Matsumoto Benten)

the map near Komatsugawa Water Park

The map to the noted spots near Komatsugawa Sakaigawa Water Park

PDF of the map to the landmarks near Komatsugawa Sakaigawa Warer Park

  • Jushoin (Matsumoto Benten) has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Sobu Express Line bound to Tokyo or Yokosuka and get off at Shinkoiwa Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Shinagawa Sta and transfer the line to Sobu Express line bound to Narita International Airport or Chiba, and get off at Shinkoiwa Sta.
  • From Akihabara Station, take Sobu line bound to Chiba, Tsudanuma, Nishi Funabasi and get off Shinkoiwa Sta.
  • Take 24 minute walk from Shinkoiwa Sta.
  • 1-9-14 Matsumoto, Edogwaku, Tokyo

Temples dedicating Shichifukujins in Edogawaku

Yakushadera or Daiunji in Mizue

Chogyosan Senshoin Daiunji (Yakushadera)

It dedicates Daikokuten and Ebisuten in its main gate.
Matsumoto Benzaiten in Edogawaku

Kotosan Jushoin (Matsumoto Benzaiten)

It has a large pain tree called Garyu no Matsu in it.

Jokosan Myorenji in Kasai

Jokosan Myorenji

It dedicates Bishamonten and Daikokuten in its Bishamondo.