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Ikegami Honmonji Temple長栄山 池上本門寺

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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.

place

Tokyo Ota-ku Ikegami 1-1-1

phone 0337522331
place

[Prayer Reception] 10:00-15:00
[Hall Halls] 5:00-17:00

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Tokyo Ota-ku Ikegami 1-1-1 [map]

Phone

0337522331

Hours
[Prayer Reception] 10:00-15:00
[Hall Halls] 5:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Admission feeFree
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Available
Credit Card
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