Ikegami Honmonji Temple

The Head Temple of the Nichiren Sect of Buddhism, Popular for its Splendid Scenery of Sakura and its Five-Storied Pagoda!

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Buddhist temple

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.

Highlights

  • 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.

Photos

  • The Nio-mon Gate
  • The Daido Main Hall
  • The Five-Storied Pagoda and Sakura
  • The Oeshiki Festival

Reviews

  • 吳佳穎

    離車站有點遠,在上坡的地方,這個季節一邊聽着風鈴的聲音一邊享受着鄉村的氣氛。如果到了羽田機場的話,一定要去看看。我感覺到了日本的氛圍,推薦這裏,因為人不多。新年初參拜的時候人很多。

Basic Information

Official Name
Choeizan Honmonji Temple
Founded
1282
Postal Code
146-8576
Address
1-1-1 Ikegami, Ota-ku, Tokyo
Telephone
03-3752-2331
Admission
Free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
Open all day
Access
(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)

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