Hondoji Temple

A Famous Temple Also Known as the “Temple of Hydrangeas” and “Temple of Flowers”

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Temple

Hondoji Temple is one of the primary temples of the “Nichiren” sect of Buddhism in Japan, and it was originally founded by Nichiro, a disciple of Nichiren. It is believed to be a temple with connections to good luck, safe childbirth, breastfeeding, academic success, and wish fulfillment.
The grounds are covered in a variety of trees and flowers, and you can enjoy its beautiful nature year-round. It is also known as the “Temple of Hydrangeas” thanks to the over 50,000 hydrangea plants from around 10 different varieties that bloom across the grounds in June.

Highlights

  • In June, over 50,000 hydrangea plants and over 5,000 flowers bloom.
  • During fall, around 1,500 trees change their color, covering the temple in red and yellow leaves.
  • Features buildings like a five-storied pagoda.

Photos

  • Main hall

    Main hall

  • Hydrangeas and irises

    Hydrangeas and irises

  • Five-storied pagoda and autumn leaves

    Five-storied pagoda and autumn leaves

  • Five-storied pagoda and cherry blossoms

    Five-storied pagoda and cherry blossoms

Reviews

  • 劉思婷

    看繡球花的知名度已經比寺廟還來得更有名氣。

  • 曹祥利

    離地鐵站近,景色優美,值得一遊

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Details

Official Name
Haseyama Hondoji
Founded
1277
Postal Code
270-0002
Address
63 Hiraga, Matsudo, Chiba
Telephone
047-346-2121
Admission
Junior high school students and older 500 yen, elementary school students and younger free
Closed
No holidays
Hours
8:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
Access
About a 15-minute walk from the JR Joban Line’s Kita-Kogane Station
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)