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Takahatafudoson Kongo-ji Temple

Takahatafudo

Takahatafudoson Kongo-ji TempleThe official name of this temple is Shingon-shu Chisan-ha Bekkaku-honzan Takahata-san Myo'o-in Kongo-ji (Shingon Sect Chisan School Quasi-Head Temple, Mt. Takahata Myo'o-in Hall Kongo-ji Temple). Eleven-hundred years ago, in the early part of Japan's Heian Period (794-1185), Jikaku Daishi Ennin, at the request of Emperor Seiwa, proclaimed this land a holy site, built Fudo-do Hall and dedicated it to the Buddhist deity called Fudo-myo'o in Japanese and better known as Acala in English.

In addition to hosting seasonal events such as the Hydrangea Festival, Chrysanthemum Festival and Autumm Leaves Festival, the temple also attracts visitors year-round for being the site of Bodai-ji Temple, which is dedicated to Hijikata Toshizo and his deceased descendants. Hijikata was a military leader who helped Japan modernize in the transition from feudalism known as the Meiji Restoration of 1868.

Access 5 min on foot from Takahatafudo Station
Location 733 Takahatafudo, Hino-shi, Tokyo
Showa Administration Center: 3173, Midori-cho, Tachikawa-shi, Tokyo
Official Site http://www.takahatafudoson.or.jp/ (Japanese only)
Inquiries 042-591-0032