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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple in Kasai Edogawaku

koshinto towers in Shosenji in Kasasithe main hall of Shosenji Temple
Shosenji is an old temple in Higashi Kasai in Edogawaku belonging to Jodoshu and it was built in the late Sengoku period in 1562. There are statues of Jizo Bosatsu and Amyida Nyorai as koshinto towers, they show people in this area believed in koshin belief in Edo period. According to Shinpen Musashi no kuni Fudokiko, Shosenji was built by the venerable Hoyo and it was a branch temple of Kinzoji Temple in Edogawa 3 chome. It was named Ikkosan Muryoin, and the principle image of it was the statue of Amyda Nyorai. Moreover,Shosenji is one of the temples of Kasai Daishi Mairi (the pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai). Why don't you visit it?

Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple

Shosenji

Shosenji is an old temple in Kuwakawa village (now Higashi Kasai) built in 1562. It belongs to Jodoshu and was named Ikkosan Muryoin. the venerable Seirensha Hoyo Seikyo Daiosho built the temple. It dedicates the statues of Amyda Sanzon (Amyda Nyorai, Kanzeon Bosatsu and Seishi Bosatsu).
There is a koshinto tower shaped of Jizo Bosatsu with letters of the year '万治3年' (1660) beside the gate and there is another tower shaped to Amida Nyorai in the gate. These towers were built by people who believed in Koshin belief that an insect called 'Sanshi' living in human body get out of it once in 60 days and goes to the god in heaven to tell sins of the owner of the body. Shomen Kongo was generally carved on the tower in Edo period, but Jizo and Amida were carved in the early Edo period.

■the statue of Jizo Bosatsu as the Koshito Tower with the letters '万治3年銘 (1660)' and '女人講中 (the female group)'
■the statue of Amida Nyorai as the Koshinto Tower with the letters '万治3年銘 (1660)' and '男子講中 (the male group)'
* Both of them are registered as the cultural assets of Edogawaku

March 1987
Edogawaku Board of Education

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The Location and Access to Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji 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

Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple

  • Fushosan Chikoin Enmaji 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 15 minute walk from Kasai Sta.
  • 3-38-23 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Sacred Places in Nagashima Kuwakawa in Kasai Daishi

the main hall of Chikoin in Kasai

Henshosan Chikoin Temple

It is said that the principle image of it carved by Gyoki Bosatsu.
the main hall of Shosenji in Kasai

Ikkosan Muryoin Shosenji Temple

There are two koshinto towers in this temple.

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
Kaihozan Jizoin Shoenji in Kasai

Kaihosan Jizoin Shoenji Temple

It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.

Iousan Ousenin Tozenji in Kasai

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.
the main hall of Bononji in Kasai

Kaichosan Bononji Temple

It has long history from Heian, Kamakura and Edo period.

Kakuosan Jinguji Jishoin in Kasai

Kakuosan Jishoin Temple

It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.

The Sacred Places in Funabori Ukita Kojima in Kasai Daishi

Komeiji in Kasai Edogawaku

Tokosan Yokomichiinn Komyoiji Temple

It is famous for having miracle pewer to cure eye diseases.
Shakado Hall in Naka Kasai

Shakado Shrine in Naka Kasai

It is a small shrine but it is one of sacred places belonging to Kasai Daishi Mairi.

the main hall of Ryukoji Temple

Myokosan Ryukoji Temple

The two big stone lanterns and stone statues of Jizos make it beautiful under the blue sky.
the bell tower in Anrakuji Temple

Kintaisan Fudankoin Anrakuji Temple

A unique gate as its bell tower wonderfully stands in it.

The Sacred Places in Nakamachi Shiden in Kasai Daishi

Jizodo Shrine in Nakamachi Kasai

Nakamachi Jizoson

This Jizoson stands on the corner of busy cross near Kasi Station.
the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

Muryosan Henshochiin Shokakuji Temple

It has a beautiful bell tower.

The Sacred Places in Ikazuchi in Kasai Daishi

Shinzoin in Kasai

Shinzoin Temple

It was popular and been called Ikazuchi and Namikiri Fudo.

The Noted Spots Related to Kasai Daishi Mairi

the main hall of Horie Daishi

Horie Daishi (Seiryusan Hojoin Kannonji Temple in Urayasu)

It is also one of the temples of the 33 pilgrimages of Urayasu Gyotoku.
Seiryu Jinja Shrine in Urayasu

Seiryu Jinja Shrine in Urayasu

Under Construction

the main hall of Ikazuchi Katori Jinja

Ikazuchi Katori Jinja Shrine

It has a beautiful hall and cute komainus in it.
Jokosan Myorenji in Kasai

Jokosan Myorenji Temple

It has beautiful gardens and stylish architecters in it.

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.