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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Saikoji Standing on the Remains of Nagashima Takajo Castle

the main hall of Seikojithe statue of the Founder Honen
Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji is an old temple built in Muromachi period that stands in quiet residential areas in Kasai Edogawaku. According to Shipen Musashinokuni Fudokiko (a book of geographic study of Musashi Province), Seikoji is a branch temple of Kinzoji in Kami Imai Village (now Edogawa 3 chome) belonging to Jodo Sect. It was built by Tokuyo, a buddhist monk, in 1502. On the right side of the approach road, there is a statue of the young venerable Honen standing. The land where Seikoji stands is said to be the remains of Nagashia Takajo a castle in Sengoku Period. Moreover, Seikoji is a temple belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi (the pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai Areas). Seikoji tells history and culture of Edogawaku. Why don't you visit it?

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Seikoji Temple

Seikoji is a temple that is belonging to Jodoshu is named Anshosan Taisihin, it was built in 1502 by Tokuyo Hoin. It dedicates the statues of Amida, the venerable Honen and Zendo Daishi.

The Remains of Nagashima Takajo Castle in the Middle Ages
In 'Odawarashu Shoryo Yakucho' (a notebook recorded the land owners of Kanto regions under Hojo Family in Odawara), there were 16 villages in Edogawaku at that time, and Nagashima Takajo Castle was appeared on it.
'Katsushikaki' (a guidebook of Katsushika County in Edo period) published in 1749 tells that it was a port under the castle of Nagashima. So it was the first evidence showing the existence of the castle in the Middle Ages called Nagashima Takajo.
The areas around Seikoji had been prosperous, and there have been some land names related to a fort and a castle. If the castle had been, it might be stood in the land where Seikoji stands now.

■Kasai Daishi Mairi (the pilgrimage to temples dedicating Kobo Daishi in Kasai Areas) registered as a traditional asset by Edogawaku
Seikoji is a temple belonging to Nagashima and Kuwakawa group of Kasai Daishi Mairi.
Kasai Daishi Mairi is the pilgrimage to the temples dedicating Kobo Daishi in Kasai Areas, people visit them to pray happiness in this and future life. This pilgrimage had been popular among the people lived in the areas now in Edogawaku.

■The Wooden Statue of sitting Datsuiba registered as a cultural asset by Edogawaku
It is 71.6 centimeters tall and was carved in the late Muromachi Period. This is a yosegitsukuri sculpture of a female devil called Datsuiba who robs clothing of dead at the shore of the Styx. It is a very precious work in Edogawaku.

March 2013
Edogawaku Board of Education

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The Location and Access to Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

the map along Furukawa Water Park

The map of the noted spots along Furukawa Water Park and Kasai

The Map of the landmarks along Furukawa Water Park and in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

  • Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple 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 Funabashi Sta, then transfer the line to Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka ang get off at Motoyawata Sta. Or take Keisei-line bound to Ueno and get off Keisei Yawata Sta. Both from Motoyawata Sta and Keisei Yawata Sta, transfer the line to Toei Shinjuku line and get off at Funabori Sta. Or transfer the line at Nishi-funabashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nakano or Mitaka, get off Kasai Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, ake Keikyu-line bound to Narita, transfer the line at Nihonbashi to Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishifunabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Kasai Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Kasai Sta.
  • Take 14 minute walk from Kasai Sta.
  • 3-3-16 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Noted Spots in Kuwakawa and Nagashima in Kasai

Nagashimasan Zentokuji in Kasai

Nagashimasan Zentokuji Temple

It has many stone sculptures with cute and funny face in it.
Kaihozan Jizoin Shoenji in Kasai

Kaihosan Jizoin Shoenji Temple

It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
Iousan Ousenin Tozenji in Kasai

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.

Kakuosan Jinguji Jishoin in Kasai

Kakuosan Jishoin Temple

It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.
the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

The Pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai

Kasai Daishi Mairi is a kind of the pilgrimage since Edo perid.

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.