Yakuosan Tomeiji Temple in Higashi Nakayama
standing in Higashi Nakayama, Funabashi City Chiba prefecture
is a temple belonging to Jodoshu
in Buddhism. Its approach roads opening to the Route 14th called Chiba Kaido
shows seasonal colors. And there is a three-story pagoda standing in front of the main hall of it. Tomeiji Temple has been famous for its Yakushi Nyorai carved by Gyoki Bosatsu
since Edo period
. According to Katsushka Shiryaku (a guide book describing Katsushika published
in Edo period), Yakushi Nyorai is highly responsive to prayers. Yakuosan
Tomeiji Temple has been believed for several hundred years. Why don't you
Yakuosan Tomeiji Temple
The History of Tomeiji Temple
Tomeiji Temple was built by the venerable Seiyo in 1557 in late Muromachi period
. It dedicates the statues of Amida Nyorai as its principle image, Enko
Daishi (the venerable Honen) and Yakushi Nyorai in it. Especially, Yakushi
Nyorai is very old Buddha in this area and it is a woodcut that is said
to be carved by Gyoki Bosatsu. And there is an old signpost scribed Beda
Yakushi Norai on it. Beda is this area's name several hundred years ago,
and some rice paddy (now houses standing) near this temple was called 'Yakushi
Shita (under Yakushi)'. Anyway, Yakushi Nyorai in Tomeiji is named Juni
Shinshoin and it has been believed to be highly responsive to prayers.
紀元二千六百年記念. 第6卷 地誌其一 葛飾誌略
Yakuosan Teomeiji Temple
- Yakuosan Tomeiji Temple has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
- From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Higashi Nakayama Sta, take minimally 50 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, and get off Funabashi Sta, and transfer Sobu line bound to Nakano or Mitaka, and get off at Nishi Funabashi Sta.
- From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Higashi Nakayama Sta.
- Take 4 minute walk from Higashi Nakayama Sta and take 10 minute walk from Nishi Funabashi Sta.
- 1-1-8 Higashi Nakayama, Funabashi-shi, Chiba-ken
The Noted Spots along Moto Sakura Micho Road
Some landmarks tell the history and culture of Funabashi City.
It is famous for the smallest shrine that dedicates Ieyasu Tokugawa in Japan.
Ebigawa is a popular spot for viewing cherry blossoms.
This small shrine was built where Yamato Takeru had landed on.
They look like the urban oasisi near the railway stations.
They were popular noted spots in Edo period.
Yakuousan Tomyouji Temple
Yakushi Nyorai dedicated in it has been believed to be highly responsive
The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.
Visitors could enjoy seeing some important cultural properties.
Temples, shrines and a museum are near Hokekyoji Temple.
This small shrine is related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
They have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.
The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.
Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
This area is very exciting as there are shops, restaurants and historical
and cultural landmarks.
Having long history and the national natural treasure Senbon Icho Tree stands in.
Having some legends in this tiny thicket, many writers introduced it in their masterpieces..
There some shrines related to Kafu Nagai in these areas.
It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.
Tekona and Mama has read in many tanka poems, it is good place to find Japanese classics.
The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
The river flowing from north to south in the center of Edogawaku is an
enjoyable course to walk.
It looks like a shrine in a deep forest since many over 20 meter tall
trees stand in it.
It is like an oasis in urban areas, colored leaves wait for visitors.
They are related to Dokan Ota and Yoshimune Tokugawa.
A Walk Along Nakagawa and Arakawa River
They run in between Edogawaku and Kotoku.
It looks a forest with cherry blossoms, or like a pale pink cloud on the bank.
The ferry was the starting point of Moto Sakura Michi Road.