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The Landmarks in Zenyoji Temple

Yoko no Matsu at Zenyoji Templethe Niomon Gate in Zenyoji Temple
the bell tower in Zenyojithe signbord to the pilgrimages
Seijusan Jizoin Zenyoji Temple in Edogawaku is very famous for the huge black pine tree named 'Yoko no Matsu' designated as the National Natural Property. And this temple is connected to the 44th Yokozuna (the title for the grand champions of Sumo Wrestlers), Tochinishiki from Edogawaku and his statue and his Yokozuna are dedicated in the Niomon Gate, and Kid's Sumo Tournaments had been held in the temple, Mt. Yokozuna in Zenyoji Temple was built by the sand of the sumo ring. Moreover, there are several very attractive landmarks such as the main hall dedicating a statue of Binzuru Sonja (Pindola bharadvaja), Fudodo Hall, the Memorial Stone Tablet for Victims of the Eruption of Mt. Asama in 1783 and Shin Shikoku Henro Michi. The exhibition of chrysanthemums is held in fall every year.
Why don't you see the landmarks in Zenyoji Temple?

The Niomon Gate in Zenyoji Temple

the Niomon Gate and the pine treeTochinishiki's Yokozuna in the Niomon
the statue of Tochinishikithe cherry blossoms and the niomon

The Niomon Gate in Zenyoji Temple

A red wooden gate facing to the south along Edogawa river stands in the end of an approach road with black pine trees is the Niomon Gate of Zenyoji Temple. Through the gate, a huge black pine tree named Yoko no Matsu designated as a National Natural Property could be seen. The fresh red gate and the natural green leaves of the pine tree give wonderful impressions. In addition, Yokozuna and the statue of Tochinishiki, a grand champion of sumo wrestling from Edogawaku are dedicated in the gate.

Mt. Yokozuna in Zenyoji Temple

Yokozunayama in Zenyoji TempleYoko no Matsu from Mt. Yokozuna

Mt. Yokozuna

In September 7, 1970, a popular Yokozuna (a grand champion of sumo wrestling) Tochinishiki from Koiwa (the Chairman of Nihon Sumo Kyokai, Mr. Kasugano), attended the kid's sumo tournament held in the yard of Zenyoji Temple with his friends, Tochiakagi, Masudayama, Tochihikari.
Mr. Kasugano had come the sumo tournaments held in September to cheer up young sumo wrestlers since then.
This mountain called Mt. Yokozuna is built with sand having used to be the sumo ring. Respond the support of Yokozuna from our town by doing your best.

By climbing up and going down, and climbing up again,
young people should train their legs.

Iriya Koyukai, The Sponsor of the Kid's Sumo Tournament

Viewing for Yoko no Matsu from the top of Mt. Yokozuna is excitingly great.


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The Memorial Stone Tablet for Victims of the Eruption

the memorial stone tablet of the eruptionthe Fudomon Gate in Zenyoji Temple

The Memorial Stone Tablet for Victims of the Eruption of Mt. Asama in 1783

  • The memorial stone tablet was designated as a prefectural tangible cultural asset by Tokyo in July 1973
  • The memorial stone tablet was registered as a tangible cultural asset by Edogawaku in January 1981
In July 1783, Mt. Asama in Nagano prefecture erupted. The ashes from it fell down among Kanto region and many houses on the mountain were hit by landslides. Many dead bodies of victims by the eruption were carried by Tonegawa and Edogawa River and they reached to sandbanks near Zenyoji Temple. Villagers in Shimo Koiwa buried them in the temple. After 13 years had passed, the villagers held the memorial service for the victims of the eruption and they built this memorial stone tablet in July 1795.
This stone tablet had missed around 1955 and it was found in this temple in 1972 and was rebuilt.

March 2012
Edogawaku Board of Education


天明3年浅間山噴火横死者供養碑脇案内板より

The Main Hall and Fudodo Hall in Zenyoji Temple

Yoko no Matsu and the main hallYoko no Matsu and Fudodo Hall

The Main Hall and Fudodo Hall in Zenyoji Temple

The Main Hall of Zenyoji Temple is facing to south and Fudodo is to west. Visitors could see the main hall when they enter into the temple at the niomon gate, and they could find the fudodo hall when they enter into it at the Fudomon gate. The statue of Binzuru Sonja (Pindola bharadvaja) is dedicated in the main hall. And the Fudodo hall has been called 'Koiwa Fudoson' since Edo period.

Shin Shikoku Henromichi | The pilgrimages in Zenyoji Temple

the entrance of the pilgrimagethe stone statues of Buddha

Shin Shikoku Henro Michi

There are many stone statues of Buddha lined along a small path on the left side of the Niomon Gate of Zenyoji Temple, it is called 'Shin Shikoku Henro Michi (the new pilgrimages of Shikoku)'. Each stone Buddha represents each temple in the 88 pilgrimages of Shikoku.

The Peony Flowers in Zenyoji Temple

peony flowers in front of Yoko no Matsupeony flowers under the straw roof red peony flowers in Zenyoji Templepink peony flowers in Zenyoji Temple fully blooming peony flowers in Zenyojipeony flowers and Niomon in Zenyoji
There is a small peony garden between Niomon Gate and Yoko no Matsu pine tree in Zenyoji Temple. It has many large peony flowers blooming like sun in spring.

Yoko no Kiku | the exhibition of chrysanthemums

Kikkaten in Zenyoji TempleKiku no hana in Zenyoji Temple
a small house in kiku flowersa small tower made of kiku flowers
the exhibition of kiku flowersbeautiful kiku flowers

Yoko no Kiku

Every fall from the middle of October to the middle of November, the exhibition of chrysanthemums is held in the temple. It is named Yoko no Kiku because of Yoko no Matsu. Visitors could enjoy seeing the fantasitic views of many colors of chrysanthemums with the giant pine tree.


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The Landmarks in Zenyoji Temple

the stone monuments in Zenyoji Temple

Zenyoji Temple has many noted landmarks, the small pilgrimage of in Shikoku and so on.


The Location and Access to Zenyoji Temple

Seijusan Jizoin Zenyoji Temple

  • Zenyoji Temple has great accessibilities from both Narita and Haneda International Airport.
  • From Narita International Airport, take Keisei-line and get off Edogawa Sta, take minimally 50 minutes from Narita Airport. And also take JR Sobu-express line, get off Koiwa Sta.
  • From Haneda International Airport, take Keikyu-line bound to Narita, and get off Edogawa Sta.
  • Take 15 minute walk from both Edogawa Sta and 18 minute walk from Koiwa Sta.
  • 2-24-2 Higashi Koiwa, Edogawaku, Tokyo

Noted Scenic Spots near Zenyoji Temple

Edogawa River

A Walk Along Edogawa River

The areas along the river have many noted spots that people could enjoy history and culture.
I-link Town Ichikawa

The Observatory on I-link Town Ichikawa

It commands a panoramic view of Mt.Fuji behind Tokyo.

cherry blossoms in Satomi Park

A Walk Around Satomi Park

The park is the noted scenic spot to see cherry blossoms, roses and colored leaves with many historical heritages.
Soneiji Temple

Ankokusan Soneiji Temple

It was treated as a high ranked temple as same as Upper Class Daimyos by Tokugawa Bakufu in Edo period.

Yogo no Matsu in Zenyoji Temple

Zenyoji Temple

This temple is famous for Yoko no Matsu, the National Natural Property.
Junsaiike Pond Park

Junsaiike Pond Park

It has beautiful nature in every season and legends related to the Battles of Konodai.

Ekoin Branch Temple in Ichikawa

Ekoin Branch Temple in Ichikawa

Genkoji Temple, a branch temple of Ryogoku Ekoin has a beautiful garden and a mordern main hall with CafeTerrace Ekoin.
the monument of Nogiku no Haka

The Literature Monument of The Book 'Nogiku no Haka' and the Old Battlefield of Konodai

They are in Nogikuen Park and Sairenji Temple in Yagiri.