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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple in Gyotoku

Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple
Though Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple stands along Gyotoku Kaido Highway, it has much green in it, so visitors could feel comfortable winds since they would forget ordinal urban life. Moreover, Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple is the 7th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Gyotoku and Urayasu.

Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple

The History of Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple

Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple was built in 1444 by the venerable Shogen. The principle image of this temple is the statue of Amida Nyorai carved by Gyoki Bosatsu. Almost 500 years had passed after the venerable Shogen passed away, Ieyasu Tokugawa moved to Edo, the venerable Gencho who studied at Shiba at that time tried to enlighten people in Gyotoku and he named Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji.
564 years have passed since this temple was built. (2008)


The Events and Landmarks of Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple

The statue of Benzai Tennyo for Good Luck is the guardian deity of Shogenji Temple.This Benzaiten is said to be carefully carved when Chisho Daishi Enchin had seen a holy dream. The venerable Shogen dedicated it but there are no records that it had never been exhibited. Some said that people might become blind if they see the statue of Benzai Tennyo.
Osegakie (a mass for lost souls) is held in 23rd, the day for celebrating Benzai Tennyo.

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The Location and Access to Shogenji Temple

Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple

  • Shogyoji 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 Myoden 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 Myoden Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Myoden 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 Myoden Sta.
  • Take 14 minute walk from Myoden Sta.
  • 3-6 Kawara, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

Noted Spots near Shochuzan Shojuin Shogenji Temple

the main hall of Shogenji Temple

Shogenji Temple