Renkeiji Temple

A Buddhist temple located in Renjaku-cho, Kawagoe City. The temple's principal object of worship is a statue of Amitabha Tathagata created in the distant Kamakura period. The temple also enshrines a statue of the high priest Donryu said to grant worshippers safe childbirth and aid in childrearing, and a statue known as Obinzuru-sama which is said to cure one of illness when one touches it. A festival is held at the temple on the eighth of each month to worship Donryu, and on these days a variety of shops open up on the grounds and traditional art performances are held, attracting large numbers of visitors. The temple is also dedicated to Fukurokuju, one of the Seven Gods of Fortune, and the temple makes up part of the Koedo Kawagoe Seven Gods of Fortune Pilgrimage.

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Saitama Pref. Kawagoeshi Renjakuchou 7-1
open everyday
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※Parking available only during worship
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Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes

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  • Edo Period Buddhist Temple
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.05.13
    Renkei-Ji was built in 1549 and was popular during the Edo Period. A disciple of Buddha sits near the entrance and it is said that it has healing properties. Sadly it did not fix my problems but...
  • Big Praying in Little Temple
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.10.14
    Nice cozy temple, you gotta love the vibe and historical touch this kind of place have, and also recognize that Japan is one of a few countris that has this way of fascinating you by their religious...
  • Culture
    5.0 Reviewed:2016.08.16
    Definitely a cool place to visit! A piece of culture as you can wash your hands and even ring the gong at the top after paying a small offer.

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