As the last temple of Anrakuji, there is Kotakuzan Horinji Temple in Yagisawa, Ueda City. Horinji Temple was opened in 1629 by Osho, the third generation of Anrakuji Temple, and is popular as a base for the region. In addition, there is also an event of Shinto and Buddhism training, which is rare in modern times, and we are close to the area together with the helmet shrine in the back. It was also used as a nursery school shortly after the war, but it has been aging with the times, but the main hall was rebuilt in 2011 due to the local residents, and it continues to the present day. At Horinji Temple, we have a New Year's prayer in the New Year, a flower festival to celebrate the birth of Buddha's Birthday in the spring, and a joint memorial service in the Obon festival in August. Above all, at the Jizo Festival in September, we use the precincts to hold big events such as mini-athletes for local elementary school students, entertainment / karaoke competitions, and soup kitchens. In addition, there is a reien and a joint grave with a panoramic view of Shioda Plain behind the main hall, so please feel free to contact us if you are considering a graveyard or a permanent memorial service.

Soto sect Horinji priest Gihan Wakabayashi

Temple information

Name Kotakuzan Horinji Temple
Religious denomination Soto sect
Location 37 Yagisawa Ueda-City Nagano Prefecture 386-1327
Telephone number TEL:0268-38-2062(Inside Anrakuji)
Abbot Gihan Wakabayashi(Deputy chief priest of Anrakuji)
Parking Lot 30 ordinary cars

access map

traffic guide

■ Public transportation: Take the JR Hokuriku Shinkansen / Shinano Railway Line to Ueda Station → Transfer to the Ueda Dentetsu Bessho Line Yagisawa Station → 10 minutes on foot
■ Car: ■ Car: 15km from Ueda Sugadaira IC on Joshinetsu Expressway, about 25 minutes / 23km from Omi IC on the Chuo Expressway, about 35 minutes