Hogo-ji Temple (法護寺)

Hogo-ji Temple is a temple of the Nichiren Sho Sect, that is located in Maizuru City, Kyoto Prefecture. Its sango (literally, "mountain name"), which is the title prefixed to the name of a Buddhist temple, is Kakushosan.

The origin and history

July 20, 1981:

This temple was erected as Hogo-in Temple. Kaiki (patron of a temple in its founding) was Nikken Shonin, the 67th head priest of Nichirenshoshu Taiseki-ji Temple.

Musuzan Jitsudo-ji Temple was erected in Maizuru City on May 9, 1961, because the chief priest at the time sided with Shoshinkai (correct faith association).

August 21, 1982:

Since the chief priest in Jitsudo-ji Temple at the time denied the position of Nikken Shonin, the 67th head priest of Nichirenshoshu Taiseki-ji Temple as a head priest, he was excommunicated for disobeying the religious institute and regulations of the Nichiren Sho Sect. Despite this, he has continued to occupy and reside in Jitsudo-ji Temple until now.

July 23, 1985:

After the temple was relocated to its present place, its sango-jigo (mountain name-temple name) was changed to Kakushosan Hogo-ji Temple.


559-1 Shimoagu, Maizuru-shi, Kyoto Prefecture

The area around Hogo-ji Temple

Maizuru-Nishi Port (Maizuru West Port)

Maizuru Fishermen's Cooperative

Maizuru Kanpo no Yado inn

Maizuru Suisan Kaikan Hall


Five minutes by car from the Maizuru Line, Nishi-Maizuru station

10 minutes by car from the Maizuru-Wakasa Expressway, Maizuru-Nishi Interchange

[Original Japanese]