Ikegami Honmonji Temple
The Head Temple of the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism, Popular for its Splendid Scenery of Sakura and its Five-Storied Pagoda!
As the head temple of the Nichiren sect of Buddhism, the important cultural assets and structures found within the grounds recall the history of its founder, Nichiren Shonin.
Climb up the 96 stone steps of the Shikyo-Nanjizaka stairway to reach the magnificent Nio-mon Gate.
Located inside the temple grounds is a five-storied pagoda built in 1608, which is now a national treasure.
There is a rare variety of cherry tree here, called Sasabe-Sakura. In spring, visitors can enjoy the splendid scenery of these cherry blossoms with the pagoda in the background.
To commemorate the life of Nichiren Shonin, a festival called "Oeshiki" is held every October, from the 11th to the 13th. Especially on the evening of the 12th, the area of this temple is filled with lively crowds.
The contrast of the five-storied pagoda and Sakura cherry blossoms make this an excellent spot for taking photos!
Every October, the Oeshiki Festival is held here.
- Official Name
- Choeizan Honmonji Temple
- Postal Code
- 1-1-1 Ikegami, Ota-ku, Tokyo
- No holidays
- Open all day
(1) About 10 minutes on foot from Ikegami Station on the Tokyu Ikegami Line
(2) About 12 minutes on foot from the South Exit of Nishi-Magome Station on the Toei Asakusa Line
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)