Takahata Fudo-son Kongo-ji temple is a Shingon sect temple in Hino, Tokyo where is located about 35min west from Shinjyuku. 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. At the Nio-mon gate, which serves as the temple’s entrance, you can see statues of Kongo-rikishi. The statues are made using various tree materials.
In the hall of five-story pagoda there is Kobo Daishi (Kooboo Daishi) and 1000 Jizo Statues. In addition to hosting seasonal events such as the Hydrangea Festival, Chrysanthemum Festival and Autumm Leaves Festival, the temple also attracts visitors year-round for being the site of Bodai-ji Temple, which is dedicated to Hijikata Toshizo and his deceased descendants. Here you can see a lot of nature, and you cannot believe that is still Tokyo! Interesting? Please check it out!