Nakain Temple


A Tendaishu temple located just south of Kitain with a long history, starting at the end of the Kamakura Period. This used to be the main temple of this area until a bishop named Tenkai Soujou came to Kitain Temple to live. It is known for the historical background of author Shimazaki Touson, and for “Fusentei,” a registered cultural treasure of Kawagoe, located on the temple grounds. It is also known for the magnificent cherry blossoms that bloom on the weeping cherry tree, the best-known of their trees. Another noteworthy item is that it is the birthplace of Kawagoe Tea and Sayama Tea.