Homyo-ji Temple and Genjo-in Temple in Zoushigaya

Recently, I wrote about Kishibojin-do Temple.  This temple has a “parent temple” which stands nearby.

IMG_8562The parent temple is Homyo-ji which is said to be built in 810. (Kishibojin-do was built in 1578.)

This is a close-up photo of the roof of the gate.  Chinese characters are curved.  威光山 or Ikozan is a name of the mountain.  In Japan, many temples has a name of the mountain as a part of their official names.

Address: 15-20 Zoshigaya 3-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo.


Another temple near here, Genjoin has a small shrine inside.  This temple is said to be built during Edo era which is 17th-18th century.


Address: 6-16 Minami Ikebukuro 3-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

One more historic place in this area is Otori Shrine.IMG_8773

This shrine was originally built inside Kishibojin-do in 1712.  It was removed to the current place in the late 19th century.

Address: 20-14 Zoshigaya 3-chome, Toshima-ku, Tokyo

Near from today’s post:
Kishibojin-do Temple
Zoshigaya Cemetery
Bakery / Tram


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