Zen'yoji (善養寺) is a Shingon Buddhist temple founded in 1527.
This temple is renowned for its impressive pine tree called Yogo no Matsu, which is estimated to be over 600 years old.
It's a 15-minute walk from Keisei Line Edogawa Station or a 20-minute walk from JR Sobu Line Koiwa Station. If you want to go by bus, take a Keisei bus from JR Koiwa Station and get off at Edogawa Byoin (Edogawa Hospital).
The Niohmon Gate was erected in mid-18th century. Under the front side of the gate, there stands a pair of the statues of guardian deities Nioh. Under the back side, a statue of Yokozuna who grew up in this district is placed.
This huge pine tree, known as Yogo no Matsu, is said to be over 600 years old.
Hondo, or the main hall, is dedicated to Jizo Bosatsu, a Buddhist deity of mercy. Hondo was constructed in 1845. Mitsugon-hoto is relatively new.
Fudodo, completed in 1940, enshrines Fudo-Myooh, who destroys evil with force and fire.
Yogoden is the guest house and office of this temple.
In Shikoku Island, there is a very famous pilgrimage route consisting of 88 Buddhist temples. Soils collected from each of these 88 temples are buried along this narrow passage with small stone shrines erected on top of them.
Yogo Kikka Taikai
Yogo Kikka Taikai is the chrysanthemum exhbition held annually at this temple in November. Though it's not so large as an exhibition, a large miniature model of a famous tourist destination somewhere in Japan is created by chrysanthemum flowers and displayed.