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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Moro Jinja Shrine Introduced in the Last Page of Edo Meisho Zue

Moro Jinja in Funabashithe main hall of Moro Jinja in Funabashi colored leaves in Moro Jinja in Funabashifall in Moro Jinja in Funabashi
Moro Jinja is a blanch shrine of Funabashi Daijingu standing in residential areas in Funabashi City. Though it is the blanch shrine, it has a long approach road covered with many tall trees. According to Edo Meisho Zue (a guidebook describing many noted spots in Edo in Edo period), this shrine dedicates the princess Konohanasakuyahime, so it had been called Sengensan. And Moro Jinja is introduced in the last page of the book, it implies that this shrine is the east end of Edo. Moreover, a picture of the viewing dawn on Tokyo Bay in late Edo period from this shrine is appeared on the book, it praises Mt. Fuji and Boso Peninsula on Tokyo Bay could be seen, the views from Moro Jinja is excitingly beautiful. In addition, the pine trees that had been selected in this shrine had brought to the Shogun in Edojo for the New Year Days for Edo period. Now the sea has been filled up and many tall buildings has been built on the claimed land, so the sea could not be seen from the shrine anymore. Anyway, the trees in the shrine paint the seasons. In fall, gingko and maple trees changes yellow and red and many gingko nuts are scattered on the approach road. Moro Jinja is the greenful silent shrine. Why don't you visit it?


出典・抜粋・引用および参考
房総叢書 : 紀元二千六百年記念. 第1卷下総式社考
江戸名所図会6 ちくま学芸文庫

The Location and Access to Moro Jinja Shrine

Moro Jinja Shrine


the landmarks near Funabashi Station

The map to the landmarks near Funabashi Station

The map to the noted spots near Funabashi Station

  • Moro Jinja Shrine has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Funabashi Keibajo or Daijingu Shita Sta, take minimally 45 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, and get off Funabashi or Higashi Funabashi Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Daijingu Shita or Funabashi Keibajo Sta.
  • Take 9 minute walk from Funabashi Keibajo Sta, take 13 minute walk from Higashi Funabashi and Daijingushita Sta, and take 28 minute walk from Funabashi Sta.
  • 7-20-1 Higashi Funabashi, Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken

The Noted Spots in and near Funabashi Daijingu Shrine

Oohi Jinja / Funabashi Daijingu

Oohi Jinja (Funabashi Daijingu)

It was an old shrine built by the Prince Yamato Takeru.
Tokiwa Jinja in Funabashi Daijingu

Tokiwa Jinja Shrine

It dedicates the Prince Yamato Takeru and Ieyasu Tokugawa.

the Lighthouse in Funabashi Daijingu

Tomyo Dai / the Lighthouse

It looks maginificent and strong like a Japanese Castle.
Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

Funabashi Toshogu Shrine

It is the smallest Toshogu dedicating Ieyasu Tokugawa.

Taihouzan Jiunji in Funabashi

Taihouzan Jiunji Temple

The principle image of it said to be carved by Gyoki.
Morojinja in Funabashi

Moro Jinja Shrine

This shrine is appeared on the last page of Edo Meisho Zue.

海老川千本桜(千葉県船橋市)

Ebigawa Senbon Sakura

Ebigawa is a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.
入日神社(千葉県船橋市)

Irihi Jinja Shrine in Funabashi

This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.