Honkoji (in Miyakawa)

A temple where Nichiren Shonin's discharge paper was revealed

Honkoji Temple in Miyakawa was established by Nichigyo Shonin, with Nichiro Shonin as the first head priest. Within the precinct, you can see relics closely related to Nichiren (exiled founder of the Nichiren School of Buddhism): including the "Shamen-ishi", a seating stone where Nichiren Shonin seated himself when his lead disciple Nichiro Shonin delivered and revealed an amnesty letter from Kamakura; and "Kesagake no Matsu," a pine tree where Nichiren hung his monastic robe.

  • Shrines and Buddhist Temples
1082 Miyakawa, Sado, Niigata 952-0212
Contact Information
Transport Access
Ryotsu Port Approx 30 by car
Nearest bus stop
Honkoujimae(Minamisen (South Line)) Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
Cars:40, Buses:10