Takahata-fudo is a Buddhist temple of Shingon sect, and is located in
Hino city about 30 km west of Shinjuku.
The formal name is Kongoji temple.
It is said that this temple was founded in the late 9th century by
Priest En'nin according to Emperor Seiwa's wish.
It is enshrined the Fudo-myoo which is one of the Five Wisdom Kings.
Niomon (the main gate) and Fudodou (the main temple) were built in the
14-15th centuries, and many Buddhist statues housing in the buildings
were made in the 10-15th centuries.
Most of them are designated as a nationally important cultural assets.
About 2 minutes walk from
Takahata-fudo station on Keio Line.
To Takahata-fudo station, about 30-35 minutesfrom Shinjuku by express to Keio-Hachioji or Takaosan-guchi.
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