Ome Seven Lucky Gods Trail

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Trekkling Okutama

Trekkling Okutama

1 minute walk from Okutama station.
The trail starts from Trekkling Okutama.
There are many scenic areas on the way, so don’t forget to take a rest here and there.

Meibakuin Temple (Fukurokuji: God of happiness and longevity)

Meibakuin Temple (Fukurokuji: God of happiness and longevity) The temple gate is of the Azuchi-Momoyama era design, and is one of the important cultural properties of the city, and next to the gate is the weeping plum “Tamagaki-Shidare”, which is one of the official ancient trees of the city.
Entering the gate, on your left is a statue of a raccoon dog carrying a rice bale. This was said to be made by the monk of the temple long ago. He found a body of a raccoon dog in the attic of the monastery kitchen with many rice grains and 3 figures of the Fukurokuju around, so as a memorial service, he made the statue of the raccoon dog with the rice bale and enshrined the three (now only one of them exists) figures. (Description from the Association of Ome-city sightseeing)

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Jizoin Temple (Hotei: God of good luck, good match and children)

地蔵院(布袋尊:開運・良縁・子宝の神様)

Entitled the “Hojusan”, this temple was founded by Kianshuitsu-zenji in the Bunmei era. Yoshiteru Ashikaga of the Ashikaga shogunate had worshipped the main icon, Jizo-Bosatsu (Buddhist Ksitigarbha figure), and donated five koku of rice. Later, Iemitsu Tokugawa of the Tokugawa shogunate ordered his family for nine generations up to Iemochi to offer five koku of rice and a document to forbid other peoples’ entrance to the mountain. The main hall of the temple was restored during the An’ei era, and five cranes were said to have come and danced above the building, and so the hall is called the “Gokakudo” (Five crane hall). There is also a “Hojubai” (Treasure plum, which used to be called the “Garyubai”) said to be 300 years old which is the city’s treasure. A Hotei statue was set beside the main icon of the temple, but now is separately enshrined in the Hotei hall. (Description from the Association of Ome-city sightseeing)

Gyokusenji Temple (Benzaiten: Goddess of knowledge and wealth)

玉泉寺(弁財天:学問・財福の神様)

Entitled the “Kongosan”, the main icon of worship is the eleven-faced-Kannon (Buddhist Avalokitesvara statue). This temple was built in the Bunpo era by Prince Morikuni, the 9th Shogun of the Kamakura period and the opening monk being Kokuichi-zenji-Taikosegen. It prospered as one of the Bukko temples from olden times, and stands as it is today after experiencing several natural disasters over time. The temple is said to have begun at the South bank of the Tama River, enshrining a Benzaiten in the small island in the Benten-pond which was in the Southeast of the main hall. Benzaiten is a goddess of water and music. If you pray to her, it is said that “Wealth never stops, and family harmony will ring like music.” This temple also stores cultural treasures such as the Hojo documents. (Description from the Association of Ome-city sightseeing)

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Seihoin Temple (Ebisu: God of merchants)

清宝院(恵比寿:商売繁盛の神)

In old times, this temple was entitled the “Seiryuzan-Seihoin”, and its founding age and founders are unknown. It is said that this temple had existed from way back, along an old path of the Koshu Kaido byway. During the Genroku era, Gonnodaisouzu-Kyohoin restored the temple and became the second founder. It had gone through several fires, and the main icon of the temple today was divided from the Naritasan Shinshoji temple during the Bunsei era on horseback. The temple overlooks the Kamanofuchi park, and is also known as the Oyanagi Fudo. The Ebisu statue has been worshiped by the timber workers in Fukagawa, and has been kept in the temple for a long time. (Description from the Association of Ome-city sightseeing)

Monshuin Temple (Juroin: God of long life and happiness)

聞修院(寿老人:長寿と幸福の神様)This temple was founded during the Tenbun era by Kuranosuke Kurosawa, a resident of the Kurosawa village. The founding monk was Tenneiji-Reiinsogen 3rd, and the name Monshuin came from the words of Shumonsentetsu saying, enter Sanmaji from Monshiishu. In Tenpo 16, June, the temple was struck by a great fire and lost most of its buildings, but was restored in the Meiji era to be what we see today. In Keian 2, August, the temple received ten koku of rice and a shogunate license as an Amidadoryo. The Juroin statue had long been set beside the main icon of the temple, and the monks have prayed for the long life of the Kurosawa villagers. (Description from the Association of Ome-city sightseeing)

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Enmeiji Temple (Daikokuten: God of harvest)

延命寺(大黒天:豊作の神様)

This temple was founded by Kiryugenjun-zenji in Oan 2, and its main icon is the Shaka-nyorai (Buddhist Tathagata statue). It has never been struck by fire, and you will be able to see its 600 year history.
The enshrined Daikokuten was worshiped as the guardian of the monastery kitchen, and the temple also keeps a secret statue of a Shofuku-Daikoku (depicted in an Indian design). There is a hall enshrining Donryushonin (a hall for the sacred body of Donryushonin of Ota), and is called the “Donryu-sama” for healthy and easy delivery for babies, and many people come to pray for the monthly festival on the 8th each month (the main festival is in April). There is a stone Kendatsuba statue which is said to be the only one in Japan and Ome Tenjinsha, and is entitled “Sumiyoshizan”, since its main icon was enshrined from Sumiyoshisha in Settsu, to guard the temple by the founding monk, and so Sumiyoshi myojin, is the guardian shrine of the Ome area

Sokenji Temple (Bishamonten: God of game)

宗建寺(羅紗門天:勝負事の神様)

The founder monk is Ichiosoren (died Hotoku 2), and was founded as a Jodo Buddhism temple, but converted to the Rinzai Buddhism from the next generation. The main icon is the Bishamonten, and the temple keeps another statue of the Bishamonten signed by Kobodaishi. In the temple is the grave of the famous Shichibe Urajuku known as the chivalrous thief, who appears in “Daibosatsutoge” written by Kaizan Nakazato and Tsunenori Negishi. The Koshin tower in the temple is said to be very rare, none like the others in the country. (Description from the Association of Ome-city sightseeing)

Aoyagi Cycle shop

青柳自転車店

“Aoyagi Cycle shop” is one of the associate Trekkling returning stores, just 3 minutes' walking distance from Ome station.
It is right by the Retro Museum of Packing from the Showa Era and Akatsuka Hall (Ome Akatsuka Fujio Kaikan).

関連リンク
Association of Ome-city sightseeing Click here to check out the tourist information, local events and accommodations for Ome.
Aoyagi Cycle Shop Web page of Aoyagi Cycle Shop, Ome station bike drop-off point.
Bicycle Shop KO-KI YA Kabe station bike drop-off point, Bicycle Shop KO-KI YA’s web page.
Kabe onsen hot springs Umenoyu A wonderful healing place in the building in front of the station where you can relax in the natural hotspring.
Kanponoyado Enjoy the local Ome dishes and the big public bath with a great view, at Kanponoyado Ome. The fitness room is available to hotel guests.
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