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Access to Taiyoji
Taiyoji Temple is located in Saitama Prefecture which is conveniently close to Tokyo. The train station closest to Taiyoji Temple is Mitsumineguchi Station which is the terminus of the Chichibu Railroad. From here it is about 11 km (7 miles) to Taiyoji Temple which will take about 25 minutes by car.
If you feel confident, you can take the bus from Mitsumineguchi Station and walk from the Taiyoji Entrance bus stop which takes about two hours.

If you are travelling by train from Tokyo
Take the train to Seibu Chichibu Station
  • Take the Red Arrow Express from Tokyo's Ikebukuro Station to arrive at Seibu Chichibu Station in 90 minutes.
  • Alternatively, take the cheaper and slightly slower Seibu line from Hannō Station to Seibu Chichibu Station.
  • Change from Seibu Chichibu Station to the Chichibu Railroad at nearby Ohanabatake Station (a 5 minute walk).
  • These trains are not covered by the JR Rail Pass
  • At Ohanabatake Station you'll need to buy a ticket at the machine as this line doesn't accept the Suica or Pasmo cards
If you are arriving by Chichibu Railroad train
Get off the train at Mitsumineguchi Station
In case you don't want to take the bus and walk, or if the weather is not accommodating:
  • A taxi from Mitsumineguchi Station to Taiyoji Temple would cost approximately 3700 yen.
  • Alternatively, upon request, we can pick up temple lodging guests from Mitsumineguchi Station
Take the Chichibuko Nakatsugawa-Line bus (秩父湖・中津川行き)
Get off the bus at the Taiyoji Entrance bus stop (大陽寺入り口)
From the bus stop, turn left over the bridge and follow the road for a 7 km, 2 hours walk
When you arrive at the Ochigawa mountain stream fishing stop, you have the choice to follow the old Edo mountain path which is lined with 13 stone Ojizō-sama markers or continue following the road. (See photo above)
Arrive at Taiyoji

If you are arriving by car
<< From the direction of Tokyo >>
Via the Kanetsu Express Way Hanazono Inter Change
Via the National Highway No. 140
Turn left over the bridge at the Taiyoji Entrance bus stop (大陽寺入り口)
Follow the local road for 7 km
Arrive at Taiyoji
<< From the direction of Kofu >>
Via the National Highway No. 140 Karisaka tunnel
Turn right over the bridge in front of the Taiyoji Entrance bus stop (大陽寺入り口)
Follow the local road for 7 km
Arrive at Taiyoji


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