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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

Tozenji |The Famous YaKushi Nyorai to Cure Eye Disease

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Templethe six jizoes standing in front of Tozenji
Iousan Oushinin Tozenji is a Buddhist temple standing in quiet residential areas in Higahsi Kasai Edogawaku. It has shrines and temples in each direction, so it seems like Teramachi (a temples town). On the way in between houses, there are 6 stone statues of Jizo in front, and Tozenji is on the left. This temple was an old temple belonging to Shingonshu Buzanha built in the middle of Muromachi period. The principle image of it is the sitting statue of Yakushi Norai who is famous for having power to cure eye diseases. There is a written the manner to pray on the front window of the main hall, so visitors could pray in safe minded. Why don't you visit Tozenji Temple?

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

Tozenji Temple

Tozenji is named Iousan Oushinin belonging to Shingonshu Buzanha. It was the beginning of this temple that the venerable Enku from Kawachi (Osaka) built a small shrine in this area in 1152 to dedicate Yakushi carved by Kasuga to pray peace in the eastern provinces since he had seen a dream related to the areas. And the venerable Raiju (died in 1411) rebuilt this temple.

■the wooden statue of the sitting Yakushi Nyorai
It was registered as a cultural asset by Edogawaku in March 9th of 2009. The principle image of this temple was carved in the middle of Kamakura period. It is a 82 centimeters tall beautiful yosegitsukuri sculpture that is famous for having power to cure eye disease. The principle image is not always opened, it is exhibited every 33 years.

■the wooden statue of sitting Aizen Myouou in a zushi box
It was registered as a cultural asset by Edogawaku in March 9th of 2009.
It is a 11 centimeters tall skillful sculpture carved on a piece of wood. It is kept in a zushi box made in 1839. Aizen Myouou who sits with his legs crossed on a lotus flower is painted with skin color and traced with gold sheets.

■Kasai Daishi Mairi (the pilgrimage to temples dedicating Kobo Daishi in Nagashima and Kuwakawa areas in Kasai) registered as a traditional asset by Edogawaku
Tozenji is a temple belonging to Nagashima and Kuwakawa group of Kasai Daishi Mairi that is the pilgrimage to the temples dedicating Kobo Daishiin Kasai Areas. This pilgrimage had been popular among the people lived in the areas now in Edogawaku.


March 2018
Edogawaku Board of Education

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The Location and Access to Iousan Oushinin Tozenji 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

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

  • Iousan Oushinin Tozenji 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 14 minute walk from Kasai Sta.
  • 2-29-21 Higashi Kasai, Edogawaku, Tokyo

The Noted Spots in Kuwakawa and Nagashima in Kasai

Nagashimasan Zentokuji in Kasai

Nagashimasan Zentokuji Temple

It has many stone sculptures with cute and funny face in it.
Kaihozan Jizoin Shoenji in Kasai

Kaihosan Jizoin Shoenji Temple

It was an old temple built in Muromachi period.

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji in Kasai

Anshosan Taishiin Seikoji Temple

Nagashima Takajio Castle had been stood on this site.
Iousan Ousenin Tozenji in Kasai

Iousan Oushinin Tozenji Temple

It is famous for the Yakushi who has power to cure eye disease.

Kakuosan Jinguji Jishoin in Kasai

Kakuosan Jishoin Temple

It has quiet beautiful views while seeing from the gate.
the bell tower in Shokakuji in Kasai

The Pilgrimage to Daishi in Kasai

Kasai Daishi Mairi is a kind of the pilgrimage since Edo perid.

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.