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Takahata-san Myō-ō-in Kongōji Temple (Takahata Fudoson)
One of the three major Fudo temples in Kanto, known as the head temple for traffic safety prayers, and the family Temple of Toshizo Hijikata of the Shinsengumi.
Along with Naritasan Shinshoji Temple, Takahata Fudoson is one of the three largest temples housing an immovable statue of the Wisdom King in the Kanto region. It is the special head temple of the Shingonshu sect, Chizan school of Buddhism.
Every year, about 300,000 visitors come for the first temple visit of the year. It's also crowded on the 28th of every month, when many visitors come for temple festivals, which are believed to bring them divine blessings.
Added to an area of approximately 13,240 square meters inside the temple grounds, the surrounding hilly woods makes it a vast site of about 99,300 sq. m. In addition to annual events such as a good-luck bean-throwing festival in February, visitors may also enjoy the nature of each season, with festivals celebrating hydrangea flowers in early summer or red maple leaves in autumn.
The temple houses approximately 20,000 precious cultural properties and treasures, including the giant statue "Joroku Fudo Sanson."
A venerable temple believed to have been founded in the early Heian period.
It is also called, "The head temple to pray for traffic safety".
This is the family temple of Hijikata Toshizo, the deputy head of Shinsengumi .
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- Name in Japanese
- Postal Code
- 733 Takahata, Hino City, Tokyo
- No holidays (On Mondays, the Okudono and Dainichido halls are closed to visitors.)
from 7:30 am to sunset (Okuden, Dainichido: from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm )
*Note: The temple is not usually illuminated at night.
*Note: The schedule may be changed for the New Year's holiday or other events.
- Free inside the temple grounds (Okuden: 300 yen; Dainichido: 200 yen)
(1) About 3 minutes in for from Takahata Fudo Station on the Keio Line
(2) About 5 minutes on foot from Takahata Fudo Station on the Tama Monorail
- Credit Cards
- Not accepted
- Official Website
- Official Website (English)