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Houmyou-ji temple

法明寺

Description

Kishimojin-do is a detached part of Homyo-ji, a Buddhist temple housing the deity of easy childbirth, Kishimojin (originally Hariti in the sutra). The temple may have been founded on the same site as Iko-ji, a Shingon Buddhist temple built in 810 A.D. Although the buildings were all destroyed during the Great Kanto Earthquake and World War II air raids, Kishimojin-do has gradually recovered its former splendor thanks to post-war reconstruction efforts. Its tree-lined approach has been a popular cherry-blossom viewing site since the Edo period (1603-1868). In Kishimojin-do Hall one finds a statue of Hariti, a bell inscribed with curious patterns, and a monument to the morning glory by late 18th- to early 19th-century haiku poet and painter Sakai Hoitsu. The temple grounds also contain Iko Inari Shrine with its many red torii gates. Close to Toden Kishimojin-mae Station on the Arawaka Line.

Location Information

  • Address

    3-15-20, Zoshigaya, Toshima-ku, Tokyo, 171-0032

  • Nearest Station
    Ikebukuro Station
    ・ JR Yamanote Line
    ・ JR Saikyo Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Yurakucho Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Fukutoshin Line
    ・ Seibu Ikebukuro Line
    ・ Tobu Tojo Line
    10 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    03-3982-8347

    Our staff may only be able to communicate in Japanese.

  • Hours
    Every day 6:30am - 5:00pm
  • Closed
    None