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Daiyu-zan Saijo-Ji Temple – Minami-Ashigara,Kanagawa

TypeThe Soto-shu Sect Temple Foundation1394 Address1157 Daiyu-cho, Minami-Ashigara city, Kanagawa Prefecture DescriptionThe Daiyu-zan Saijo-Ji Temple belongs to the Soto-shu Sect of Zen Buddhism. Among the Soto-shu Sect temples, the Saijo-Ji is placed third in rank behind the Eihei-Ji in Fukui Prefecture and the Soji-Ji in Kanagawa Prefecture. And, the big cedar trees alongside the approach …

Japanese weeping Sakura cherry

Eigen-Ji Temple – Daigo, Ibaraki

TypeSoto-shu Sect of Zen Buddhism Temple Foundation1446 AddressDaigo 1571, Daigo-cho, Kuji county, Ibaraki Prefecture DescriptionThe Eigen-Ji Temple is also known as “Momiji-dera” which means “temple of Momiji maple tree”. In 1864, most of the buildings were destroyed by fire caused by the Tengu-to Rebellion. The current Hondo main building was rebuilt in 1953. The temple …

Hondo Main Building -Eigen-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #23 Ongaku-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Kannon-do building TypeNanzen-Ji School of the Rinzai-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 3773, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThis temple is located at the hillside of a mountain, so that we can enjoy different beautiful sceneries for all four seasons. Sakura (cherry) and Tsutsuji (Japanese azalea) blossoms in spring, tender green in early summer, the moon in …

Hondo main building - Ongaku-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #22 Doji-Do – Chichibu, Saitama

Nioh-mon (deva gate) Nioh guardian (right) Nioh guardian (left) TypeBuzan School of Shingon-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 3595, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionNumber 22 of the Chichibu 34 Pilgrimage Temples. The proper name of this site is the Eifuku-Ji Temple, but, it is usually called “Doji-do”. Doji means just child in Japanese. There are two …

Kannon-Do of Eifuku-Ji Temple

Chichibu Fudasho #21 Kannon-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

TypeBuzan School of Shingon-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 2352, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionNumber 21 of the Chichibu 34 Pilgrimage Temples. The main building was burned to the ground in 1923. Later, the current building was rebuilt. There are several towers and cenotaphs on a premise.

Chichibu Fudasho #21 Kannon-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #20 Iwanoue-do – Chichibu, Saitama

Kannon-do building TypeNanzen-Ji School of Rinzai-shu Sect Temple Foundation? AddressTerao 2169, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionNo.20 of the Chichibu 34 Pilgrimage Temples. The Iwanoue-do is located on the cliff top of the Arakawa River. It has been reported that the principal image (Sei-Kanzeon-Bosatsu or Saint Kanzeon Bodhisattva) was made in the Heian period (794-1192). It …

Autumn Leaves Iwanoue-do

Chichibu Fudasho #19 Ryuseki-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Kannon-do building TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AddressOhata-cho 15-31, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionAs the Kannon-do building was dilapidated, it was renovated and rebuilt in 1972. It is said that the principal image (Senju-Kanzenon Bosatsu or Multiarmed Avalokiteshwara) in the Kannon-do building was made in the Muromachi period (1336-1573). Sekibutsu Buddha & 6 Jizou Stone …

Kannon-do Ryuseki-Ji Temple

Chichibu Fudasho #11 Joraku-Ji Temple – Chichibu, Saitama

Torii gate TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation? AddressKumaki-cho 43-28, Chichibu city, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThis temple belonged to the Tendai-shu Sect of Buddhism until the year of the Meiji Restoration (1868). It had grand Kannon-do building, Nioh-mon deva gate and others on its property in the Edo period, however, those were burned to the ground by …

Kannon-do Building - Jouraku-Ji

Chichibu Fudasho #10 Daiji-Ji Temple – Yokoze, Saitama

Nioh-mon deva gate TypeSoto-shu Sect Zen Temple Foundation1490 (Second year of the Entoku era) AddressYokoze 5151, Yokoze town, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionThis temple was found in 1490 by Sakuho Zen Priest. Hondo main building

Hondo Daiji-Ji Temple

Chichibu Fudasho #9 Akechi-Dera – Yokoze, Saitama

TypeNanzenji School of Rinzai-shu Sect Temple Foundation1191 (Second year of the Kenkyu era) AddressYokoze 2157, Yokoze town, Saitama Prefecture DescriptionIt is said that Akechi Zen Priest built this temple in 1191. The Kannon-do building was grand one as same as the Gokadou’s, though, it was burned to the ground in 1883. The current Kannon-do was …

Chichibu Akechi-Dera
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