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Nakayama is in between Narita And Haneda International Airport

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Zenshoji Temple in Gyotoku | The 24th Temple

five statues of Buddha in Zanshoji Templethe main hall of Zenshoji Temple
Getting off the subway at Gyotoku Station and going to Edogwa river, there is a wonderful temple suitably called the 24th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Gyotoku and Urayasu.
There could be seen faces of five stone statues of Buddha over the wall of the temple and they would welcome visitors along its approach road.
In addition, Edo Meisho Zue (a guide book introducing Edo in Edo period) describes that it preserved an old bell, a statue of Sei Kannon Bosatsu carved by Jikakudaishi Enjin, a stutue of the Great King Yama carved by Tankei and a picture of the venerable Honen by himself so Zenshoji Temple has been a famous temple since Edo period.

Seiyosan Komeiin Zenshoji Temple

The History of Zenshoji Temple

This temple was founded by the venerable Kakuyo Chozui in 1625. Masasada Shirobei Aoyama who was a local celebrity of Gyotoku donated much money to build it to pray for the response of his father's soul.
Zenshoji Temple is a branch temple of Zojoji Temple in Shiba Tokyo and Soyo Ryoteki the 14th abbot of Zojoji named the temple and the name Seiyosan was given by the 23rd abbot of Sonyo Kiyateki after Aoyama's family name.


The Event and Landmarks of Zenshoji Temple

Zenshoji Temple is the 24th temple of the 33 Pilgrimage in Gyotoku and Urayasu. In the main hall, there dedicates the statue of Senju Kannon carved when the pilgrimage had started.
The five stone Buddha near the gate was built by the Aoyama for response of their ancestors' soul in 1658. The framed letters hang on the front of the main hall was written by Bunhyo Aoyama who edited 'Katsushikaki (the history of Katsushika).

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江戸名所図会6 ちくま学芸文庫
房総叢書 紀元二千六百年記念 第6卷葛飾誌略

The Location and Access to Zenshoji Temple

Seiyosan Zenshoji Temple

  • Zenshoji 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 Gyotoku 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 Gyotoku Sta.
  • From Tokyo (Otemachi) Sta, take Tozai line of Tokyo Metro bound to Nishi-funabashi, Tsudanuma or Katsutadai, get off Gyotoku 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 Gyotoku Sta.
  • Take 5 minute walk from Gyotoku Sta.
  • 18-20 Minato, Ichikawa-shi, Chiba-ken

Noted Spots near Zenshoji Temple




stone Buddas at Zenshoji Temple

Zenshoji Temple