A sacred place where Nichiren Shonin (founder of Nichiren School of Buddhism exiled to Sado) arrived on Sado
Matsugasaki is said to be the place where Nichiren Shonin arrived on Sado. Hongyoji Temple was established by Futsujubo Nichiryo (Buddhist monk who was a strong believer of Nichiren) to commemorate the Nichiren's first step on Sado. Within the grounds, you can see the stone statue of preaching Nichiren Shonin, and a large tree of Japanese zelkova (kayak in Japanese) called "Okeyaki", under which Nichiren kept the night dew out after landing on Sado.
- Shrines and Buddhist Temples
- 1201 Matsugasaki, Sado, Niigata 952-0821
- Contact Information
- Transport Access
- Ryotsu Port Approx 50 by car
- Nearest bus stop
- Hongyoujimae（Higashikaigansen Line） Approx. 0 minutes on foot from bus stop
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