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Nakayama is between Narita And Haneda International Airport

中山・下総・散歩道

the vicinity of Hokekyoji 法華経寺界隈の散歩道

The Vicinity Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple

ume blossoms at Nakayama Okunoina white plam tree in Onjuin Templethe parking in Myoshoji Temple the Hina Festival in Higashiyama Kaii
Nakayam has developed as the temple's town of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple, then it has many stories related to the venerable Nichiren, the founder of Nichiren Sect of Buddhism, in the vicinity of the Temple. Moreover, the municipal area of Ichikawa City were on the intersection of Kiorosu and Sakura Kaido Highway, and some creeks in the area were adequate for building ports, therefore many famous people in Japanese history such as the Prince Yamato Takeru, Masakado Taira, Yoritomo Minamoto, Musashi Miyamoto, Komon of Mito and so on visited Ichikawa for a long time ago. Especially, Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple has several stories related to Nichiren. Ichikawa City has the remain of the ancient governmental office of Shimousa province in Heian period, so it might be flourished in those days. Moreover there is the legend of Ogri Hangan (Judge Oguri) at Shinmei-ji Temple in Onigoe.

There are much green and many seasonal flowers in the vicinity of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple, Oku-no-in has several ume trees, Onju-in Temple has a drooping ume tree donated by Maeda Clan, Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Museum of course has many beautiful and precious paintings of Higashiyama Kaii, Yoshizawa Baseball Museum reserves some precious materials of amature baseball in Japan, Fujiwara Kannondo has the legends of Musashi Miyamoto and his son Iori, Shimei-ji Temple has the legend of Ogri Hangan and so on. If you have a little leisure time, please call on!

The Landmarks Neighbor Of Nakayama Hokekyo-ji Temple

Nakayama Okunoin

Nakayama Oku-no-in

Nichiren had preached first time at the Oku-no-in. Later, Jonin Toki built a temple named 'Hokke-ji'. There are several ume trees blooming beautiful ume blossoms in spring silently.
Onjyu-in Temple

Onju-in Temple

Onjuin Temple is famous for the temple to deliver the Nichiren Sect's traditional style of ascetic practices. Tokugawa, Maeda and many people faithfully has believed for ages.

Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

Higashiyama Kaii Memorial Hall

This small gallary has wonderful works of the great painter Kaii Higashiyama, so he lived in Nakayama.
Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall

Fujiwara Kannondo Hall has the legend of the great swordsman Mushashi Miyamoto, sometimes it was his hideaway.

Seikaen Garden

Seikaen Garden

A peaceful place to rest on the way to Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple is Seikaen. It has the branch office of the city hall.
Shinmei-ji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple

Shinmeisha Shrine and Shinmeiji Temple have their long history and the legend of Oguri Hangan.

Shogyo-ji Temple

Shogyoji Temple

It preserves the seated statue of Nichiren and Yosobei Kajikawa's mementoes. It also has the side story of The Forty-Seven Ronins.
Ubayama Shell Mound

Ubayama Shell Mound

This shell mound designated as the National Historic Site and was formed from middle to late Jomon period.

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

Ryukyosan Myoshoji Temple

The sacred temple covered with holy cherry trees is famous for the legend of Seven Sutra Mound and Shichifukujin in Ichikawa.
Homensan Anrakuji Temple

Homensan Anrakuji Temple

The first nunnery of Nichiren Sect built by the Princess Tokiwai, the legend said ther daughter of the Emperor drifted to Ichikawa.

Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

Takaishigami Jinja Shrine

The shrine related to the battles of Konodai in Sengoku Period.
Awa Jinja Shrine

Awa Jinja Shrine

It has the legend of the young samurai Hirotsugu Satomi.

Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine

Wakamiya Hachimangu Shrine

A small shrine relates to the Founder Nichiren, Nichijo and the Prince Yamato Takeru.
Tamonin Temple in Nakayama

Tamonin Temple and the Futago Fuji Pond

The temple and the pond related to the Founder Nichiren.

Myoken Jinja Shirne in Terauchi

Myoken Jinja Shrine in Terauchi

It is the guardian deity of this town Kafu Nagai had visited.
Kazura no I well in Katsushika

Kazura no I well in Katsushika

A well became famous as Kafu Nagai introduced in his essay.

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

It was built in Kamakura period and visitors could enjoy seeing cherry blossoms blooming over some cultural properties in it.
cherry trees along Mamagawa river

Cherry trees along Mamagawa River

The Mama-gawa River is the very famous spot to enjoy seeing the blooming Cherry Blossoms.

cherry trees in Colton Plaza shopping mall

The Area Around Nikke Colton Plaza

Nikke Colton Plaza and some landmarks around are attractive and exciting to walk on.
Sskura in Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

The Popular Viewing Sakura Spot / Nakayama Hokekyoji Temple

It is very popular viewing sakura spot and thousands of people visit and enjoy seeing sakura.