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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Iosan Togakuji Temple in Urayasu

the main hall of Iosan Togakuji Templethe stone statues in Togakuji Temple
Iosan Togakuji Temple is a temple on the side of Sakaigawa River in Urayasu City belonging to Shingon-shu Buzanha built in Eiroku Era (1558 - 1569) in Sengoku Period. Its principle image is the statue of Kamenori Yakushi Nyorai (Yakushi Nyorai on the turtle's back) that was found by a villager of Horie in the shore in Genki Era (1570 - 1573). Since then, Katsushika Shiryaku told that it was built by Joyo Hoin in 1570. Iosan Togakuji Temple is the 31st temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Urayasu and Gyotoku.
Why don't you visit Iosan Togakuji Temple?

Kamenori Yakushi Nyorai in Iosan Togakuji Temple

Kamenori Yakushi Nyorai (The Yakushi Nyorai on the turtle's back)

In Genki Era (1570 - 1573), there was a man named Yoshiro living in Horie village (now Horie in Urayasu). One day, Yoshiro's mother found a doll on a shore, she brought to her home and put it in her toy box. At that time, an epidemic spread through her village, and all Yoshiro's family members got sick in bed without him. Then he visited Yakushi Nyorai in Kine village in Shimousa to pray for recovering his family's health since the Yakushi Nyorai was very famous for its miracle power to cure disease. However, the chief priest at the temple told him that it was necessary for Yoshiro to visit this temple since he had a Yakushi Nyorai in his house. Then, he harried up to came back to his house and searched for it, finally he found a statue of Yakushi Nyorai on a turtle's back in the toy box. Yoshiro carefully dedicated it in his family Buddhist alter and he always chant and pray it, his family soon recovered from the epidemic.
Later, Yoshiro dedicated the Yakushi Nyorai to Iosan Togakuji Temple. The Yakushi Nyorai is carefully dedicated in the temple as its principle image even now. But it is not opened to public.

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医王山東学寺本堂脇案内板
房総叢書 紀元二千六百年記念 第6卷葛飾誌略
江戸川ライン歴史散歩 崙書房

The Map to Iosan Togakuji Temple

Iosan Togakuji Temple

  • Iosan Togakuji 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 Urayasu 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 Urayasu Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Urayasu 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 Urayasu Sta.
  • Take 10 minute walk from Urayasu Sta.
  • 2-4-27 Horie, Urayasu-shi, Chiba-ken

The Landmarks in Horie and Nekozane

Udagawa House in Urayasu

Udagawa House

Under Construction!
Otsuka House in Urayasu

Otsuka House

Under Construction!。

Seiryu Jinja in Fall

Seiryu Jinja

Under Construction!
the main hall of Hojoin Urayasu

Seiryusan Kannonji Hojoin

It has koshinto tower and the statue of Binzuru Sonja.

many stone statues in Dairenji

Koryokusan Shiseiin Dairenji

This temple has a statue of Seishi Bosatsu carved by Gyoki.
the main hall of Togakuji in Urayasu

Iousan Togakuji

The statue of Yakushi Norai on a turtle in it is famous.

the approach road of Shofukuji in Urayasu

Sekkousan Shofukuji

The statue of Shinabi Jizo in it is said to have power to cure skin troubles.
the stone tower in Kezoin Urayasu

Kaishosan Kezouin

The monument for the Fulfillment of Prosecutionof Shell Gathering tells the history of Urayasu.

the main hall of Toyouke Jinja in Urayasu

Toyouke Jinja

Under Construction!
the gate of Dairenji in Urayasu

The 33 Pilgrimages in Urayasu and Gyotoku

It was a popular and reasonable trip for people living in Edo.