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  • Naritasan Shinshoji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Narita 1
    Naritasan Shinshoji Temple is a lead temple in the Chisan school of Shingon located in Narita, Chiba Prefecture. In order to suppress a revolt by Tairano Masakado which broke out in the Heian period, it began with the fact that Kobo Daishi was spiritually enlightened by the high priest Kancho as Acala was enshrined and became the principal image of worship at the temple. Many well-known figures had strong faith including such figures as Minamotono Yoritomo, Mito Mitsukuni and Ichikawa Danjuro, and Narita Fudo prompted many commoners to have faith. On the grounds of the temple, there are very big gardens maintained which cover an area of approximately 3.5 times that of Tokyo Dome, and you can see seasonal plants in the garden.

    Full of water features! This garden would be amazing in Spring as it is in Autumn. A least a couple of hours here as you wind along many paths.

  • Chofukujuji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Chouseigunchounanmachi Chounan 969-1
    Chofukujuji Temple was founded by the Tendai monk Saicho in 798 in response to a request from Emperor Kanmu. It is famous for having the longest official name of any temple in Japan: Sanzugato Gokurakutomon Rengedaijo Amidabo Taihei yasan Honjitsujoin Chofukujuji. An elephant stone statue on the grounds named Kichizo-kun is supposed to fulfill wishes for health and long life. Increased wealth, and a happy family life to people who rub its feet.

    798年に桓武天皇の勅願により、最澄によって創建された…とされています。 歴史も由緒もあるお寺のようです。 今は、金運に関するご利益をアピールする観光地…といった感じでしょうか。駐車場も広く、金運 Up グッズのお店もあり、ログハウス風の休憩場も完備されています。かなりユニークなお寺です。

  • Hondo-ji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Matsudoshi Hiraga 63
    "Hondo-ji Temple is a famous temple of the Nichiren sect that has been nicknamed ""the hydrangea temple"" and ""the autumn leaf temple."" In early summer, over 10,000 hydrangea plants and 5,000 irises adorn the temple grounds with their blossoms, and in autumn, about 1,000 maple trees turn a brilliant red and yellow."
  • Daibutsu Hiroba
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    Chiba Pref. Awagunkyonanmachi Motona 184 Nippon Terauchi
    Daibutsu Hiroba is an open space in the precincts of Nihonji Temple. In 1783, Ono Jingoro Hidenori worked with the monks for three years to carve a large statue Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai, one of the forms of the Buddha, surrounded by small statues of the Jizo bodhisattva, representing prayers. There is also a cluster of 1,500 stone sculptures representing rakan (people who are on their way to enlightenment), as well as a Hyakushaku Kannon near the summit of Mt. Nokogiri. These are lots of statues scattered around the temple precincts.
  • Shojoji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Kisaradushi Fujimi 2-9-30
    "This temple located in Kisarazu City, Chiba Prefecture belongs to the Jodo Shinshu Honganji sect, and it is the only Jodo Shinshu temple in the Uchibo area with its many Shingon sect temples. It is the location told in the ""Tanuki-bayashi,"" known as one of Japan's three great tanuki (racoon dog) legends, and the nursery rhyme ""Shojoji no Tanuki Bayashi"" (Racoon Dogs Dancing at Shojoji Temple) was also made based on this legend. In the autumn, the ""Tanuki Festival"" is held as a memorial service to tanuki."
  • Manganji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Tennoudai 9822-1
    This temple was built to host the rituals of gratitude of pilgrims who had completed the pilgrimage to 188 sacred sites spread through Shikoku, Western Japan, Chichibu, and Kanto. It's principle object of worship is an eleven-faced image of the Avalokitesvara that is thought to grant patrons their biggest wish of the year. The temple also has images of the principle deities from all 188 sacred sites on the pilgrimage. It's near Cape Inubo and is a popular spot to watch the first sunrise of the new year.
  • Komatsu-ji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Chikurachouonuki 1057
    This Buddhist temple was founded some 1,400 years ago by the ascetic En no Ozunu (Gyoja). The temple later underwent an expansion thanks to donations from famed shogun Tokugawa Ieyasu and daimyo lord Satomi Yoshiyasu, and many monks came here to train and study. The temple was completely destroyed twice by fires and the current temple is believed to have been rebuilt in 1855. The temple's grounds are a renowned destination for fall foliage viewing and, during the temple's autumn leaves festival in November, many tourists make their way here.

    The best time to go is in fall, especially in late November to December. The foliage is amazing and brings many visitors each year. If you go during the festival, you can get warm soup or be entered...

  • Daifukuji Temple (Gake Kannon)
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Funakata 835
    "The popular name for Daifukuji Temple is ""Gake Kannon"" (""Cliff Kannon""). Located in Funakata in the city of Tateyama, it was founded by the Nara period (eighth century) monk Gyoki, who was on a walking pilgrimage of the eastern provinces. It is said that he carved an image of Eleven-headed Kannon into the cliff face of Mt. Funakata as a way of praying for safety on the seas and bountiful fishing for the local fishermen. A temple devoted to Kannon is built in front of the image to guard it, and from inside, visitors can enjoy a panoramic view of Tateyama Bay and Izu Oshima Island."

    Traveling to the southern part of Boso Peninsular in Chiba Prefecture used to be a long trip on single lane roads, but with the completion of the motorway, it has become much more accessible. The...

  • Tanjoji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Kamogawashi Kominato 183
    Tanjoji Temple was built in 1276 in the present-day Kominato area of the city of Kamogawa, the birthplace of Nichiren, the founder of Nichiren Buddhism. It was moved to its present location after an earthquake in 1703. In 1758, a fire destroyed all the temple buildings except Niomon Gate. This surviving structure has been designated a Prefectural Tangible Cultural Property. On February 16 of each year, a festival called Shuso Goko Tan-e is held to commemorate Nichiren's birthday. A portable shrine with an image of Nichiren as a child is carried around in a procession called O-Neri Gyoretsu.

    This is the Buddhist temple of the Nichiren sect built in the place where Nichiren was born. This is a sacred place located in Kominato, in Southern Chiba, facing the Pacific Ocean. Nichiren was born...

  • Suigetsuji Temple
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    Ozawamata 578, Otaki-cho, Chiba Prefecture
    Suigetsuji Temple was founded in 1384 and is located in Kozawamata in the town of Otaki, Isumi County. It is known as a viewing spot for azaleas, and about 500 shrubs of iwatsutsuji (a species of wild azaleas) bloom from late March to late April. A path leads from the temple along the Yoro River to the waterfalls in the Yoro gorge, culminating in Awamata Falls.
  • Nagoji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Tateyamashi Nago 1125
    This temple was built in 717 in exchange for Gyoki praying for the recovery of Emperor Gensho from his illness. The first temple of the 34 holy spot pilgrimage in old Awa Province, it is also the final temple of the Bando 33 holy spots. Besides being known as a popular spot to view cherry blossoms in the spring, you can also look out on scenery including Tateyama Bay from the premises.

    Belief in Kannon bosatsu (Bosatsu in Buddhism is a monk practicing and preparing to enter into a status of total awareness like Buddha) which is a particularly benevolent bosatsu that takes thirty...

  • Myokengu Myofukuji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Choushishi Myoukenchou 1465
    This temple is located in Choshi City, Chiba Prefecture and was founded in 1314. The grounds cover a wide area of over 26,000 square meters and has four wisteria trellises, one of which is over 740 years old. The temple bustles with people who come to see the purple flower curtains every year from early April to May when they are at their best. There are illuminations at night, and you can enjoy a view that is different from the daytime.

    日蓮大聖人の直弟中老日高上人を開基として1314年創立したお寺だそうです。 「臥龍の藤」と呼ばれる藤が有名で行ったときにちょうど咲いていました。

  • Shusse Kannon Rikkokuji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Ichiharashi Todura 401
    This temple located in Ichihara City, Chiba Prefecture is said to have been founded when Minamoto no Yoritomo prayed to recover from setbacks and for peace throughout the land, and is known as Shusse Kannon. Many people come to visit for various kinds of prayers, such as easy delivery of babies, prosperous business, passing examinations and overcoming illnesses as a good luck Kannon and famous temple for prayers. In addition, the Kannon Bridge and Yoro Valley Hot Spring Resort are in the vicinity, and it is also popular as a hiking course.

    This Buddhist facility is called a temple of promotion for business. To the temple, cross over the elegant Japanese bridge from the Yoroi Valley hot spring town and climb the mountain. There was a...

  • Chiba Yakuyoke Fudoson
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    Chiba Pref. Touganeshi Yamada 1210
    Chiba Yakuyoke Fudosan is in Yamada in the city of Togane. It is one of the three temples in the Kanto region devoted to the guardian deity Fudo Myo-o. Many pilgrims come from outside the prefecture to prevent bad luck or to remove bad luck that may have struck them. Each day the temple holds a ceremony called Ogoma Kigan, in which people's troubles are burned to ashes.
  • Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Isumishi Misakichoukamone 1270
    "Kiyomizu-dera Temple is located near Otowa no Mori Park in Kamone, Misaki-cho, in the city of Isumi. It has long history, having been built in 807 by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro. Its principal votive figure is the Thousand-Armed Kannon, and this temple is the 32nd of the 33 places sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon in Bando (the old name for the Kanto Region). Within the precincts are sculptures of the 47 samurai of the Ako domain whose plot to avenge their lord was immortalized in the play ""Chushingura."""

    I just went up out of curiosity and was completely bowled over by the atmosphere. Getting up to the temple is a hard, steep walk. Dont forget to pick up a stick to lean on! Theyre down at the...

  • Shibayama Nioson Kannonkyoji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Sambugunshibayamamachi Shibayama 298
    Shibayama Nioson Kannonkyoji Temple has a long history, and tradition tells us that it was founded in 781. Its main object of worship is the Eleven-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva. The companion image is Shibayama Nioson. Prayers offered here are said to benefit the pilgrim by granting protection from fire and theft and against bad luck. This temple was especially revered by firefighters in the Edo period (1603?1868). Within the temple precincts is the Shibayama Haniwa Museum, which displays haniwa (clay figurines) and other artifacts excavated from local burial mounds including Tonozuka / Himezuka (Prince mound / Princess mound).

    観音教寺に併設されている博物館です。本堂と続きになっていました。もちろん、そちらに入るときは入場料が必要です。建物の外にはズラッと古い石仏が並んでいました。

  • Sogo Reido Sanctuary
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Sougo 1-558
    The full name of this temple is Meishozan Toshoji Temple Sogo Reido, but this temple is better known as just Sogo Reido or Sogo-sama. In the early part of the Edo period (1603-1868), peasants suffering due to poor harvests and high taxes decided to appeal directly to the shogun, but in exchange for a reassessment of taxes, the headman of the Sakura domain, Kiuchi Sogoro, was executed along with his family. He is enshrined as Sakura Sogo, a name derived from his Buddhist name, Sogodokankoji

    甚平そばに行って、麻賀田神社に行き、大杉に会ってきました。 聖徳太子の時代に植えられたそうです 宗吾霊堂は佐倉宗吾郎の菩提樹で、父子の墓もあります。 佐倉宗吾郎は、義民として、知られ、 江戸三代将軍家に直訴し、税金を軽くして、もらいましたが、直訴の罪により、父子共々、処刑されました。 佐倉惣五郎は、歌舞伎に なったり、今でも、農民に愛されて、語り継がれています。 I went...

  • Senyoji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Chibashi Chuou-ku Chibaderachou
    Senyoji Temple is the 29th of 33 temples sacred to the bodhisattva Kannon in the Bando (Kanto) region. Founded in 709 by the monk Gyoki, it is the oldest temple in Chiba City. Its main image is that of the Eleven-Headed Kannon. On the temple grounds is an ancient gingko tree, 27 meters tall and 10 meters around, which is said to have been planted at the time the temple was founded. This famous tree has been designated as a Prefectural Natural Monument under the name of Senyoji Temple Ginkgo.

    It is not a tourist spot in Chiba. But you can see a typical Japanese temple. Temple gate is great looking.

  • Ryushoin Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Naritashi Namegawa 1196
    An old temple said to have been founded by Jikaku Daishi Ennin in 838, it is a Tendai sect temple dedicated to the 11-headed Kanzeon Bodhisattva. The simple wooden Niomon gate was built in the Bunki era (1501?1504) in the Muromachi period, and it has been designated as a national important cultural property as a rare building that conveys the architectural style of the Momoyama period (1573?1603). In addition, the main hall built in 1696 was designated a tangible cultural property by Chiba Prefecture. You can see cherry blossoms in the spring and autumn leaves in the fall, making it a place where you can enjoy the changes of the four seasons.
  • Nichiunji Temple
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    Chiba Pref. Minamibousoushi Kamo 2124
    This temple is located in Kamo, Minamiboso City. Originally a small temple of the Shingon sect, it was converted to the Nichiren sect after being persuaded when Saint Nichiren passed through on his way back to Kominato in 1246. There are approximately 20,000 hydrangeas planted on the premises, and it is known as a popular spot to see the flowers.

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The Boso Peninsula forms the main body of Chiba prefecture, and this is where you’ll find its endless warm water beaches and jagged mountains. Further inland, Naritaーmost famous as the home of Narita Airportーis a secret haven of tradition and history in the form of centuries-old Shinshoji Temple and quaint wooden Edo buildings. Chiba prefecture is also home to both Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea.

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