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Ikegami Honmonji Temple (長栄山 池上本門寺)

This is the head temple of the Nichiren school of Buddhism which is located in Ota City, Tokyo and is known as the temple where Saint Nichiren passed away (his deathbed). After the death of saint Nichiren, the then lord of Musashi Province, Ikegami Munenaka donated the temple grounds. On the grounds, there are many cultural assets of national importance such as the Ikegami Honmonji five-storied pagoda and a wooden seated statue of the Saint Nichiren. There are many Tangible Cultural Properties existing within Tokyo. A commemoration of the death of Saint Nichiren held on the 10th, 11th, 12th and 13th of October every year to commemorate his death which occurred on the 13th—the “Oeshiki ceremony”—is celebrated at many places throughout the country but the most prestigious festival is conducted here on the evening of the 12th when some 300,000 people gather to visit the shrine. The highlight is the “Mando” (Buddhist lantern festival) rite in which about 3,000 people carry sacred lanterns decorated with cherry blossoms, called the “Mando neri kuyo” or Buddhist lantern procession. The nearest station to the temple is Ikegami Station.


Tokyo Ota-ku Ikegami 1-1-1 (Shinagawa / Kamata / HanedaArea)

phone 0337522331

[Prayer Reception] 10:00-15:00
[Opening Hours] 5:00-16:00

Review of Ikegami Hommon-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2020/02/15 A place where locals will visit too
The temple and its surrounding are located neatly and orderly. Locals visit this place, and i hardly see any tourists there. Good if you like to enjoy a place where it is away from the crowds...
Reviewed:2019/12/10 Excellent View
I would love to recommend to visit this temple, the architectural view is excellent and one feel vibe if they move on that place.
group of people can easily move and can observe the beauty.
Reviewed:2019/04/22 Splendor and serenity
One of the five famous Buddhist temples around Tokyo, this place is amidst lush gardens and a climb of around 100 steps. It is said to have been destroyed during World War 2 and then rebuilt...

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Tokyo Ota-ku Ikegami 1-1-1 [map]
Shinagawa / Kamata / HanedaArea
[Prayer Reception] 10:00-15:00
[Opening Hours] 5:00-16:00
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]Free
Parking Lot
Not available
Credit Card
Not available
Others (only one corner of the parking lot)
Not available
English Menu
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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