The Grounds

境内マップ

 

01 Niōmon Gate

※Important Cultural Property (from the Muromachi period)

At first, Niōmon was planned to be a two-storied gate, but as the project changed, the main part of the upper story was covered by the roof. It was still single-storied until recently, and during its reconstruction in 1959, it was restored to a two-storied gate with copper roofing.
Niōson is a work of the Muromachi period, and its writtings “Takahata-san” was made during the start of the Edo period by Unshōsōjō “Gōhakunyo”.

 

02 Fudō-dō Hall

※Important Cultural Property (from the Muromachi period)

Fudō-dō Hall was moved out of the mountains in 1342.

By the order of Emperor Seiwa, Fudō-dō was built by Jigaku Daishi (Ennin) as a sacred ground of the eastern barrier in the middle of the mountains. It was destroyed by a storm during the night of August 4 in 1335, and was then reconstructed at its current location by Gikai Shōnin I. Fudō-dō is Tokyo’s oldest cultural structure.

 

03 Okuden

奥殿

This hall is centered around the statue of Jōroku Fudōsanson, and many other cultural properties are also gathered and displayed inside. The first floor is the exhibition room, while the second floor is the storage room.

Closed on Mondays.

 

04 Dainichi-dō Hall

大日堂

Dainichi-dō is the main hall of Takahata-san. It was destroyed by a large fire in 1779 during the Edo period, and was the provisional main hall for a long time until its repairing in 1982 that lasted five years. The new hall was built in an irimoya style (hip-and-gable roof) from the Kamakura period and hongawarabuki (tiled roofing). The interior was coated with lacquer, and Bishu-hinoki cypress wood was used. The entrance was built using a style from the Momoyama period.

 

05 Sage Vinayaka Hall

聖天堂

It was reconstructed 230 years after it was destroyed by a large fire in 1779.
People praying for “Matchmaking”, “Good Fortune”.

 

06 Daishi-dō Hall

大師堂

It was reconstructed 230 years after it was destroyed by a large fire in 1779.

 

07 Kokūzō-in

虚空蔵院

Kokūzō Bosatsu was a bodhisattva who possessed infinite wisdom and compassion. He was a 13 years old child revered as the 13th Buddha who warded off evil and prayed for good fortune.

 

08 Five-storied Pagoda

五重塔

This five-storied pagoda took five full years to complete. It was built imitating the beautiful towers of the early Heian era, and features a bronze tiled roof. The tower’s height is 39.8m, and the total height of the pagoda is 45m.

 

09 Sarasvati Hall

弁天堂

A small vermillion-lacquered shrine on the island of Benten pond. It worships the goddess Benzaiten Sarasvati.

 

10 Prayers for Traffic Safety Reception

交通安全祈願受付所

Prayers can be requested everyday from 9:00 to 16:30.

 

11 Prayers for Traffic Safety Hall

交通安全祈願殿

Takahata-Fudoson is known to as the head temple for praying for traffic safety, and is crowded with all sorts of vehicles and drivers everyday.
Anyone who wishes to pray for traffic safety is welcome to come make a request. Here, we pray everyday to Fudō Myō-ō for everyone’s safety.

 

12 Kannon-in Branch Temple

別院 観音院

An altar, a ceremonial hall and other halls are available in this temple.

 

13 The Tomb of Noriaki Uesugi

上杉憲顕の墳

Chayū Seki

Noriaki Uesugi was Ujinori Uesugi’s son. In 1455, he engaged in battle with Shigeuji Ashikaga’s forces at Tachikawa’s river, and after being severely wounded, entered Takahata Temple to commit suicide.
His tomb’s grave marker is a natural stone and is generally called “Chayū Seki”, which is a custom handed down from the past to stop eating meat or fish for 100 days after the death of a relative.

 

14 Prayer Notes and Seal Stamps Area

納経所・朱印所

This place is where temple seal stamps are delivered.

 

15 Hōrin Kaku (Paper Amulets Area)

The reception for Goma Rituals is also located at this place.

 

16 Nosatsu-do

納札堂

We are accepting the return of Homa ofuda, ofuda, amulets, devil arrows, kumade, daruma, honobuchi, etc.
※The following items are not accepted.
Dolls, doll cases, stuffed animals, pottery, glass, metal products, incense burners, flower stands, candlesticks, other than religious events.

 

17 Hosenryo(Tea room)

豊泉寮(茶室)

There is a tea ceremony on a specific day during the June Hydrangea Festival.
We accept consultations for tea renting.

 

18 Chisokuan(Tea room)

知足庵(茶室)

You can observe the appearance on a specific day during the June Hydrangea Festival.
We accept consultations for tea renting.

 

19 Fushinan(Tea room)

風信庵(茶室)

You can observe the appearance on a specific day during the June Hydrangea Festival.
We accept consultations for tea renting.

 

Seasonal Flowers and Stone Monument Tour

句碑

Seasonal flowers and stone monuments with writings can be contemplated all around the grounds.

 

Route of the pilgrimage to the 88 temples within the grounds

あじさいマップ
This is the map to see hydrangea and cluster amaryllis. The pilgrimage route is inspired by the Shikoku region’s pilgrimage to the 88 temples.
Hydrangea (in June) or cluster amaryllis (in September) can be seen depending on the season.