Denomination: Rinzai (臨済宗 建長寺派)
Main Image: Shakamuni Hotoke (釈迦牟尼佛)
Location: Nishi Izu-cho (西伊豆町仁科)
Hogenji began as a small temple with Shakamuni as its main image, as well as Amida
Nyorai and Yakushi Nyorai sometime in the early 1700s.
He felt grief at the sight of the two temples in such disarray and made it his goal to revive them. He re-established both temples and merged them together into one, calling it Hogenji.