A Famous Temple Also Known as the “Temple of Hydrangeas” and “Temple of Flowers”
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.
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.
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- Official Name
- Haseyama Hondoji
- Postal Code
- 63 Hiraga, Matsudo, Chiba
- Junior high school students and older 500 yen, elementary school students and younger free
- No holidays
- 8:00am-5:00pm (Admission allowed until 4:30pm)
- About a 15-minute walk from the JR Joban Line’s Kita-Kogane Station
- Official Website
- Official Website (Japanese)