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Ikegami Honmonji Temple

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[Seasonal Rating] Cherry Blossoms Viewing
★★★★★★★★★☆
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[Overall] Sightseeing
★★★★★★★★☆☆
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Features
△ Enjoyable
○ Beautiful
◎ Relaxing
○ Unique
◎ Japanese

TRY JAPAN recommends ...

1: to see the temple grounds with large main hall
2: to see the oldest five-storied pagoda in Kanto area that is selected as national important property
3: to see the statue of Nichiren Shonin created by Seibo Kitamura

Buddhist temple with the oldest five-storied pagoda in Kanto area

If you visit Ikegami Honmonji Temple, you can see the oldest 5-Story Pagoda not only in Tokyo but also in Kanto area.

In its temple grounds, there is the 5-Story Pagoda at this Buddhist temple like Sensoji Temple, Hokekyoji Temple and Ueno Zoological Gardens (Old Kaneiji 5-Story Pagoda). It was built in 1607 during Edo Period (1603-1867). It is selected as Important Cultural Property of Japan, along with the Tahodo Pagoda.

After passing Main Gate, you can go up the 96 steps of the stairs like "Steps of Social Success" of Atago Jinja Shrine and "108 Steps" of Takaosan Yakuoin Temple in Takao Mountain. Kiyomasa Kato (1562-1611) constructed the steps.

You can see Soshido Hall and Nio Gate in the temple grounds on a hilly area. The large roof of Soshido Hall is impressive. There is also the statue of Nichiren Shonin (1222-1282) that Seibo Kitamura (1884-1987) created.

Historically, Nichiren Shonin passed away at Ikegami area in 1282. This temple holds "Oeshiki Ceremony" to commemorates him from October 11th to October 13th every year.

It is famous for cherry blossoms. The high season is in spring. "Honmonji Temple Spring Festival" is held on the 1st weekend of April.

There are a lot of Buddhist temples around this temple. Also, you can see Kawasaki and Yokohama areas from the observatory of Ikegami Kaikan Building next to Ikegami Honmonji Temple.

It is a large Buddhist temple of Nichiren Sect at residential area in Ikegami, Ota City, Tokyo. Its nearest station is Ikegami station.

For your information, you can walk to Ikegami Baien within a walking distance. It is famous for plum blossoms around from late winter to early spring. You have an option to visit both places.

Event Information

"Goreiho Okazeire"
October 29, 2017 (Sunday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Reihoden Special Exhibition: World of Nichiren Shōnin Engi Emaki -Eisenin Kano and Ikegami Honmonji Temple-"
Only on Friday, weekend and national holiday during November 5, 2017 (Sunday) - December 24, 2017 (Sunday)

"Komatsubara Honan-e"
November 11, 2017 (Saturday)

"Tea Ceremony by Urasenke"
November 14, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Chasen Memorial Service"
December 23, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday)

"The Bell on New Year's Eve"
December 31, 2017 (Sunday)

Finished Event Information

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Spring Festival"
from April 4, 2015 (Saturday) to April 5, 2015 (Sunday)

"Candle Night of 1 Million People in Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
June 13, 2015 (Saturday)

"The 11th Listening to the sound of 500 wind bells"
from June 28, 2015 (Sunday) to July 19, 2015 (Sunday)
*On July 19, 2015 (Sunday), this event is held until 18:00.

"Mitama-Matsuri Bon Dance Festival"
from August 4, 2015 (Tuesday) to August 5, 2015 (Wednesday)
*Only on August 4, 2015 (Tuesday), Bon Dance Parade is held from 18:00.

"Slow LIVE '15 in Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
from September 4, 2015 (Friday) to September 6, 2015 (Sunday)

"Tatsunokuchihounan-e"
September 12, 2015 (Saturday)

"Shotoen Garden is open to the Public"
from September 10, 2015 (Thursday) to September 14, 2015 (Monday)

"Shuki Higan-e Buddhist Memorial Service"
September 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"Oeshiki"
from October 11, 2015 (Sunday) to October 13, 2015 (Tuesday)
*Manto Parade is held between Ikegami Tokumochi Hall and Ikegami Honmonji Temple on October 12, 2015 (Monday, National Holiday) from 18:00.

"Komatsubarahounan-e"
November 11, 2015 (Wednesday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Rakugo 2015 Winter -Shunputei Ichinosuke-"
December 18, 2015 (Friday)

"Chasen Memorial Service"
December 23, 2015 (Wednesday, National Holiday)

"The Bell on New Year's Eve"
December 31, 2015 (Thursday)

"Seijin-Shiki- Kigan (Coming of Age Festival)"
January 11, 2016 (Monday, National Holiday)
*Hashigonori Dedication is held in front of Soshi-do from 13:00.

"The 62nd Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
January 15, 2016 (Friday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2016 (Wednesday)

"Nehane"
February 15, 2016 (Monday)

"Nichiren Shōnin's Birthday"
February 16, 2016 (Tuesday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Tour"
February 20, 2016 (Saturday)

"Shunki Higan-e Buddhist Memorial Service"
March 20, 2016 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Spring Festival"
April 2, 2016 (Saturday): "Five-story Pagoda Festival"
April 3, 2016 (Sunday): "Flower Festival"

"Senbu-e"
from April 27, 2016 (Wednesday) to April 29, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"The Day of Prayer: Bazaar & Free Market"
May 3, 2016 (Tuesday, National Holiday)

"Garden Plant Market"
from April 25, 2016 (Monday) to May 5, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Shotoen Garden is open to the Public"
from May 4, 2016 (Wednesday, National Holiday) to May 5, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Kano School of Ikegami Honmonji Temple Exhibition"
Only on the weekend and national holiday during March 6, 2016 (Sunday) - May 8, 2016 (Sunday)

"Izuhounan-e"
May 12, 2016 (Thursday)

"Candle Night of 1 Million People in Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
June 11, 2016 (Saturday)

"Urabon Segaki-Kuyo Memorial Service"
July 7, 2016 (Thursday)

"The 12nd Listening to the sound of 500 wind bells"
from June 26, 2016 (Sunday) to July 17, 2016 (Sunday)
*On July 17, 2016 (Sunday), this event is held until 18:00.

"Goreiho Okazeire"
July 25, 2016 (Monday)

"Horoku Kajikito-e"
July 30, 2016 (Saturday)

"Mitama-Matsuri Bon Dance Festival"
from August 4, 2016 (Thursday) to August 5, 2016 (Friday)
*Only on August 4, 2016 (Thursday), Bon Dance Parade is held from 18:30.

"Matsubagayatsuhounan-e"
August 27, 2016 (Saturday)

"Slow LIVE '16 in Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
from September 2, 2016 (Friday) to September 4, 2016 (Sunday)

"Shotoen Garden is open to the Public"
from September 8, 2016 (Thursday) to September 12, 2016 (Monday)

"Tatsunokuchihounan-e"
September 12, 2016 (Monday)

"Shuki Higan-e Buddhist Memorial Service"
September 22, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday)

"Oeshiki"
from October 11, 2016 (Tuesday) to October 13, 2016 (Thursday)
*Manto Parade is held between Ikegami Tokumochi Hall and Ikegami Honmonji Temple on October 12, 2016 (Wednesday) from 18:00.

"Komatsubara Honan-e"
November 11, 2016 (Friday)

"Tea Ceremony by Urasenke"
November 17, 2016 (Thursday)

"Chrysanthemum Exhibition"
from October 24, 2016 (Monday) to November 19, 2016 (Saturday)

"Chasen Memorial Service"
December 23, 2016 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Reihoden Special Exhibition: Jishoin-Nisshoshonin"
Only on Friday, weekend and national holiday during November 3, 2016 (Thursday, National Holiday) - December 25, 2016 (Sunday)

"The Bell on New Year's Eve"
December 31, 2016 (Saturday)

"Shinnen-Shukutoue"
January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Traffic Safety Special-Shukutoue"
January 1, 2017 (Sunday, National Holiday)

"Hashigonori Dedication"
January 9, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"The 63th Bunkazai Boka Day (Cultural Property Fire Prevention Day) Fire Engine Practice"
February 26, 2017 (Thursday)

"Setsubun Festival"
February 3, 2017 (Friday)

"Nehane"
February 15, 2017 (Wednesday)

"Nichiren Shōnin's Birthday"
February 16, 2017 (Thursday)

"Shunki Higan-e Buddhist Memorial Service"
March 20, 2017 (Monday, National Holiday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Reihoden Special Exhibition: Fukakusa Gensei Shonin and Ikegami"
Only on March 15, 2017 (Wednesday), Friday, weekend and national holiday during March 3, 2017 (Friday) - March 26, 2017 (Sunday)

"Ikegami Honmonji Temple Spring Festival"
April 1, 2017 (Saturday): "Five-story Pagoda Festival"
April 2, 2017 (Sunday): "Flower Festival"

"Senbu-e"
from April 27, 2017 (Thursday) to April 29, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday)

"Garden Plant Market"
from April 25, 2017 (Tuesday) to May 5, 2017 (Friday, National Holiday)

"Shotoen Garden is open to the public"
from May 4, 2017 (Thursday, National Holiday) to May 7, 2017 (Sunday)

"Izuhounan-e"
May 12, 2017 (Friday)

"Kanō School of Ikegami Honmonji Temple Exhibition"
Only on weekend and national holiday during April 1, 2017 (Saturday) - May 28, 2017 (Sunday)

"Candle Night of 1 Million People in Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
June 3, 2017 (Saturday)

"Urabon Segaki-Kuyo Memorial Service"
July 7, 2017 (Friday)

"The 13th Listening to the sound of 500 wind bells"
from July 2, 2017 (Sunday) to July 22, 2017 (Saturday)
*On July 22, 2017 (Saturday), this event is held until 18:00.

"Horoku Kajikito-e"
July 25, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Mitama-Matsuri Bon Dance Festival"
from August 4, 2017 (Friday) to August 5, 2017 (Saturday)
*Only on August 4, 2017 (Friday), Bon Dance Parade is held from 18:00.

"Matsubagayatsuhounan-e"
August 27, 2017 (Sunday)

"Slow LIVE '17 in Ikegami Honmonji Temple"
from September 1, 2017 (Friday) to September 3, 2017 (Sunday)

"Shotoen Garden is open to the Public"
from September 7, 2017 (Thursday) to September 11, 2017 (Monday)

"Tatsunokuchihounan-e"
September 12, 2017 (Tuesday)

"Shuki Higan-e Buddhist Memorial Service"
September 23, 2017 (Saturday, National Holiday)

"KO SHIBASAKI LIVE CONCERT at IKEGAMI HONMONJI TEMPLE"
September 30, 2017 (Saturday)

"Oeshiki"
from October 11, 2017 (Wednesday) to October 13, 2017 (Friday)
*Manto Parade is held between Ikegami Tokumochi Hall and Ikegami Honmonji Temple on October 12, 2017 (Thursday) from 18:00.

Necessary Time
It is estimated that it is about 1 hour in a regular pace, about 30 minutes in a fast pace and about 1.5 hours in a slow pace.

Opening Hour
It opens all day.

Closed Day
It opens every day.

Admissions Fee
It is free.

Access
It takes about 10 minutes from Ikegami Station on foot.

Nearest Railway Station
◎ Ikegami Station (Tokyu: Ikegami Line)
○ Nishi-Magome Station (Toei Subway: Asakusa Line)

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

Name in English
Ikegami Honmonji Temple

Name in Roman Letters
Ikegami Honmonji

Name in Japanese
池上本門寺
いけがみほんもんじ

Address
1-1-1, Ikegami, Ota City, Tokyo, 146-8576, Japan

Telephone Number
03-3752-2331

URL
http://honmonji.jp

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