Cultural Sights & Assets

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❶Toyokawa Inari

God,Toyokawa-Dakini-Shinten, is enshrined and the official name for "Toyokawakaku-Myogonji". In 1441, the high Buddhist monk, Tokai Gieki, launched this Inari. Many both warriors and literati, such as Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, Watanabe Kazan, worshiped the God. During the Edo period, 1603-1867, the god became well known as God for business and God for family safe all over Japan. Nationally known as one of the three major Inari sanctuaries in Japan. Millions of people visit here every year.

❷Zaikaji Temple

The monk, Gyoki, reared this temple by the order of the Emperor Shomu. In the main hall, wooden statue of "Senju Kannon", thousand-arm goddess, is in the small shrine, one of the Important Cultural Properties in Japan.At the guardian gate of the temple, there is a pair of wooden standing statues of "Kongo Rikishi". They were made in the Heian period, 794 to 1185, and these statues and gate are also the National Important Cultural Properties. In the precinct, there is "Monju Do", a hall for Monju Bosatsu god well known as the god of wisdom.

❸Sanmyoji Temple

It’s said that this temple was reared in the Taiho Nenkan period, 701-704, and the name, "Toyokawa Benzaiten", is familiar among people. The three stories tower, reared in 1531, is a quite unique construction that the first and the second stories are Japanese style and the third story is Tang, old Chinese style. This tower is also registered as the national important cultural property.

❹Toga Shrine

This Toga Shrine has been worshipped as the first class shrine in Mikawa province since the beginning of the Heian period, 794-1185. This shrine is dedicated for Ohnamuchino-Mikoto, the god of prosperity of family, traffic safety and exorcism. Many people visit here from all over Tokai area, Aichi, Gifu, Mie prefecture.

❺Gosha Inari Shrine

Gosha means five special gods. In 1830, a part of Fushimi Inari, one of the three major inari sanctuaries in Japan, was transferred here and became this Gosha Inari Shrine. Monthly festival is held on the 1st and 15th every month. A morning marker is also held at the time. Local farm products are sold and street stalls are there. So many worshippers and shoppers visit there.