Although Kishimojin Hall has been the focus of a lot of attention, the Kishimojin Hall in Zoshigaya is situated in the precincts of an enclave of a temple called Homyo-ji in Minami-Ikebukuro. In other words, the main hall of the temple is on a different site from where the Kishimojin Hall stands.
If you walk from Kishimojin-Mae Station on the Toden Arakawa Line or Zoshigaya Station on the Tokyo Metro through the zelkova trees, you will find the Kishimojin Hall, a historical building, at the end of the approach. However, the main hall is not the Kishimojin Hall. The main hall of Homyo-ji Temple is about 250 meters north of here.
I decided to pay a visit to the main hall as well, so I walked along the path that stretched from the side of Kishimojin Hall. The path soon turned into a magnificent stone-paved approach, and after a gentle climb, the main hall of Homyo-ji Temple was waiting for me beyond the gate. Unlike the Kishimojin Hall, which was constantly being visited by people, this temple was deserted. When I looked back at the empty temple grounds, I saw a bicycle riding along the stone-paved path beyond the gate.
|Feb 2022 IN THE CITY TOKYO|
|APPROACH BICYCLE GATE MINAMI-IKEBUKURO TEMPLE|
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