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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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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 Temples of the 33 Pilgrimage in Urayasu and Gyotoku

The list of the temples of the 33 Pilgrimages in Urayasu and Gyotoku

  • 01 Tokuganji : 5-22 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 02 Fukusenji :2-7 Futamata Ichikawa-shi
  • 03 Choshoji : 8-5 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 04 Jishoin : 1-10 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 05 Daitokuji : 5-13 Shimonijuku Ichikawa-shi
  • 06 Jorinji (abandoned) : around Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 07 Shogenji : 3-6 Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 08 Yofukuin : 5-16 Kawara Ichikawa-shi
  • 09 Ryugonji (Sorinji) : 3-10-2 Tokagi Ichikawa-shi
  • 10 Fukuoji (Sorinji) : 3-10-2 Tokagi Ichikawa-shi
  • 11 Ryogokuji : 2-16-4 Koya Ichikawa-shi
  • 12 Anyoji : 2-16-35 Koya Ichikawa-shi
  • 13 Hosenji : 7-22 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 14 Hozenji : 1-25 Honshio Ichikawa-shi
  • 15 Jokanji : 23-24 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 16 Shingyoji (Kyoshinji) : 38-18 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 17 Kyozenji (Kyoshinji) : 38-18 Hongyotoku Ichikawa-shi
  • 18 Hoshoji (abandoned) : now brought into 19 Tokuzoji
  • 19 Tokuzoji : 8-10 Sekigashima Ichikawa-shi
  • 20 Seiganji : 4-8 Oshikiri Ichikawa-shi
  • 21 Korinji : 12-20 Oshikiri Ichikawa-shi
  • 22 Hodenji : 7-1 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 23 Enmyoin : 11-21 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 24 Zenshoji : 18-20 Minato Ichikawa-shi
  • 25 Genshinji : 1-16-26 Katori Ichikawa-shi
  • 26 Ryozenji : 2-12-18 Ainokawa Ichikawa-shi
  • 27 Shinseiji : 1-9-1 Arai Ichiakawa-shi
  • 28 Enmeiji : 1-9-2 Arai Ichikawa-shi
  • 29 Zenpukuji : 26-27 Todaijima Urayasu-shi
  • 30 Kezoin : 3-10-3 Nekozane Urayasu-shi
  • 31 Togakuji : 2-4-27 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • 32 Hojoin : 4-14-1 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • 33 Dairenji : 4-14-2 Horie Urayasu-shi
  • extra Fujiwara Kannondo Hall 2-234 Fujiwara-cho Funabashi-shi
* The location of the sixth temple is unknown, and the 16th and 17th are integrated, and the 18th is brought into the 19th temple.
* Please ask some specific information in each temple.