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Zoshigaya Kishimojindo

[Seasonal Special!] [Religion] [Temple] [Ginkgo] [Colored Leaf]

[Seasonal] Colored Leaves Viewing
★★★★★★★☆☆☆ (7.0/10.0)

[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★☆☆☆☆ (6.0/10.0)

Features
△ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see Zoshigaya Kishimojindo
2: to see colored leaves of Ginkgo that is over 700 years old (limited season only)

Large ginkgo tree in temple grounds

If you visit Zoshigaya Kishimojindo, you can see the traditional wooden Japanese-style Kishimojindo Hall.

This is one of the halls in Homyoji Temple. As it is within the detached grounds, the Main Hall, Ankokudo Hall and Bell Tower are located in a different place.

"Kishimojin" is the goddess of childbirth and childcare. Along with Shingenji Temple in Iriya, Taito City, Tokyo Metropolis, and Hokekyoji Temple in Nakayama, Ichikawa City, Chiba Prefecture, Zoshigaya Kishimojindo is recognized as one of three major Kishimojins of Edo, while there are various views.

Along with "Kishimojin" in Hokekyoji Temple, and Shingenji Temple that is famous as "Iriya Kishimojin," that in this temple is one of three major "Edo Kishimojin," while there are various views.

Historically, Homyoji Temple was originally the Buddhist temple of Shingon Sect, and it changed its sect into Nichiren Sect in 1312. The statue of Kishimojin was found in 1561. The current Kishimojindo Hall was built in 1664 during Edo Period (1603-1867).

There are the Stone Statue of Kishimojin, Takeyoshi-Inarido Hall, Norifudodo Hall and so on in its temple grounds.

There is also a large ginkgo tree. It is more than 700 years old. Also, there are Japanese zelkova trees along the approach.

It was established in 810. It is a small hall of the Buddhist temple of Nichiren Sect at residential area in Zoshigaya, Toshima City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Kishibojim-Mae station.

Event Information

"Myoken Grand Bosatsu Grand Festival"
May 13, 2018 (Sunday)

"Summer Grand Festival"
May 22, 2018 (Tuesday)

Finished Event Information

"Summer Fair"
from July 6, 2015 (Monday) to July 8, 2015 (Wednesday)

"Kishimojin Bon Dance Festival"
from July 24, 2015 (Friday) to July 25, 2015 (Saturday)

"Autumn Grand Festival"
September 12, 2015 (Saturday)

"Oeshiki Grand Festival"
from October 16, 2015 (Friday) to October 18, 2015 (Sunday)

"Shichi-Go-San Festival"
from November 1, 2015 (Sunday) to November 15, 2015 (Sunday)

"Star Festival"
December 22, 2015 (Tuesday)

"The 62nd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 20, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Flower Festival"
April 8, 2016 (Friday)

"Myoken Grand Bosatsu Grand Festival"
May 15, 2016 (Sunday)

"Spring Bread Festival"
May 22, 2016 (Sunday)

"Summer Grand Festival"
May 22, 2016 (Sunday)

"Summer Fair"
from July 6, 2016 (Wednesday) to July 8, 2016 (Friday)

"Kishimojin Bon Dance Festival"
from July 22, 2016 (Friday) to July 23, 2016 (Saturday)

"Autumn Grand Festival"
September 12, 2016 (Monday)

"Oeshiki Grand Festival"
from October 16, 2016 (Sunday) to October 18, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Star Festival"
December 21, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Saishi-Shukutoue"
from January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Hokiday) to January 3, 2017 (Tuesday)

"The 63th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 25, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2017 (Friday)

"Flower Festival"
April 8, 2017 (Saturday)

"Summer Fair"
from July 6, 2017 (Thursday) to July 8, 2017 (Saturday)

"Kishimojin Bon Dance Festival"
from July 21, 2017 (Friday) to July 22, 2017 (Saturday)

"Autumn Grand Festival"
September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Oeshiki Grand Festival"
from October 16, 2017 (Monday) to October 18, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Star Festival"
December 22, 2017 (Friday)

"Hatsumoude"
January 1, 2018 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 64th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 26, 2018 (Friday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2018 (Saturday)

"Takeyoshi-Inari Hatsu Uma Grand Festival"
February 11, 2018 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Flower Festival"
April 8, 2018 (Sunday)

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 45 minutes in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace and about 1 hour in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens from 6:30 to 17:00.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

Access
It takes 5 minutes from Kishibojim-Mae Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Kishibojim-Mae Station (Toei Transportation: Toden Arakawa Line)
◎ Zoshigaya Station (Tokyo Metro: Fukutoshin Line)
○ Ikebukuro Station (JR East: Yamanote Line, Saikyo Line, Others)
○ Ikebukuro Station (Tokyo Metro: Marunouchi Line, Yurakucho Line, Fukutoshin Line)
○ Ikebukuro Station (Seibu: Ikebukuro Line)
○ Ikebukuro Station (Tobu: Tojo Line)
○ Mejiro Station (JR East: Yamanote Line)

Fellow Travelers
◎ Alone
◎ With Friends
○ With Significant Other
◎ With Family
○ With Children

Name in English
Zoshigaya Kishimojindo

Name in Roman Letters
Zoshigaya Kishimojindou

Name in Japanese
雑司ヶ谷鬼子母神堂
ぞうしがやきしもじんどう

Address
3-15-20, Zoshigaya, Toshima City, Tokyo, 171-0032, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3982-8347

URL
http://www.kishimojin.jp

Map

Purpose: Colored Leaf

Purpose: Other Nature

Purpose: Religion

Purpose: Temple

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