Myofukuji Temple

MyofukujiFounded in 850, Myofukuji (妙福寺) is a somewhat large Nichiren Buddhist temple with a well-maintained grounds.
It is a 10-minute walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line Oizumi-gakuen Station. This area is effectively a suburban area in the northwestern part of former Tokyo City (now 23 wards of Tokyo).

Somon Gate
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Somon, or the first gate, is the entrance to the temple grounds.

Niomon Gate
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Niomon is the gate which houses a pair of the statues of guardian divinity Nio under its roof.

Inside Niomon Gate
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Shoro & Kishimojindo
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Shoro is a tower hanging a huge bell to tell time. Kishimojindo is dedicated to goddess Kishimojin.

Soshido
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Soshido is the hall which enshrines sect founder Nichiren.

Hondo
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Hondo, built in 1866, is the main hall.

Kuri
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Kuri is the residence of the temple monks. It was completed in sometime around 1701.

Myofukuji Temple
5-6-56 Minami-oizumi, Nerima-ku, Tokyo MAP
Access: 10-min walk from Seibu Ikebukuro Line Oizumi-gakuen Station
Area guide around this site