Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple

Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple © N. Nomura

Temple with 1100 years of history

Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple is a Shingon sect temple in Hino, Tokyo. It is one of the oldest temples in the Kanto region. The temple festival is held on the 28th every month, so there are a lot of pilgrims.

1100 year ago, the monk Ennin started building Fudo-do Hall. In 1335, the mountain hall was destroyed by a typhoon, so it was moved at the foot of the mountain. The deity statue that is inside the Fudo-do Hall today weighs more than 1100 kg, and it was faithfully reproduced in Heian Period (794-1185).

At the Nio-mon gate, which serves as the temple’s entrance, you can see statues of Kongorikishi (guardians of Buddha). The statues are made using various tree materials.

Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple is also famous for hydrangea flowers. "Hydrangea Festival" is held from around early June to around early July. There are also a lot of people who come to see autumn leaves in the end of November.

Family temple of Hijikata Toshizo

Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple used to serve as a family temple for Hijikata Toshizo who was the vice-captain of Shinsengumi, a special police force organized by the Bakufu (military government) during Japan’s Bakumatsu Period (1853-1868). There are statues of him and his descendants on the premises.

At Okuden hall, there is a statue of Fudo Myoo, flags and other Shinsengumi objects that are selected as Important Cultural Properties. Okuden is open from 9:00 to 16:00, entrance is 300 yen. Closed on Mondays, except festivals and special occasions.

Dainichi-do hall has memorial tablets of Hijikata Toshizo. Apart from Dainichi-do hall, there are various Buddhist and dragon images around it. Dainichi-do hall is open from 9:00 to 16:00, entrance is 200 yen. Closed on Mondays.

Access

Train: Takahata-Fudo station on Keio Line, Dobutsu-en line, Tama Monorail line.

Car: Kokuritsu-Chofu Interchange on Chuo Expressway. There is a parking lot, free of charge.




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Description: Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple

Sights Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple (高幡不動尊金剛寺)
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Address 733 Takahata, Hino-shi, Tokyo
東京都日野市高幡733
Phone / Fax Phone: 042-591-0032 / Fax: 042-593-3038
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Duration 1Hour(s)
Business Hours Monday:09:00-17:00
Tuesday:09:00-17:00
Wednesday:09:00-17:00
Thursday:09:00-17:00
Friday:09:00-17:00
Saturday:09:00-17:00
Sunday:09:00-17:00
Closed dates 7 days open
Admission Fee Free admission
Recommended Season
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Recommended target Family Couples Groups Infant & Toddler (ages 0-6) Child (ages 7-17) Adult (ages 20+) Single traveller


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