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Shinshiro-City Horaiji Temple Dengaku

Date : 01/03/2024

  • Horaiji Temple Dengaku

The Dengaku event at famous Horaiji Temple originated as a memorial service, idealized by the monks as a ritualistic dance to be carried along with the townspeople, in honor of the protective divinity that succeeded in beheading the mountain-dwelling demon by order of the legendary ascetic Rishu Sennin, to whom the temple's foundation is attributed. The procedures reached their current model after the cross-mixing believed to have occurred during the Muromachi period, combining elements of the countryside life and asceticism with the religious faith in Bhaisajyaguru, the Buddha of Medicine, also known in Japan as Yakushi Nyorai. Held mainly to pray for an abundant harvest, this folkloric art features extensive performances of kagura and ta'asobi movements, and is appointed a national important intangible folk cultural property.


  • Parking
Date : Wed, Jan 3, 2024 (Every Jan 3)
Holding time : Around 12:00 pm
Place : Dengakudo Hall, Horaiji Temple
Location : 〒441-1944
1 Horaiji, Kadoya, Shinshiro-shi, Aichi
Parking : Paid parking available (8:00 am–6:00 pm)

• JPY 1,100 for standard-sized vehicles, JPY 2,200 for large-sized vehicles, JPY 440 for motorcycles on Jan 3 (the busy season).
Restrooms : Available
Phone number : 0536-29-0829 (Shinshiro City Tourism Association)
0536-35-1004 (Horaiji Temple)

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  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Toyohashi Station (board the JR Tokaido Main Line or Meitetsu Nagoya Line from Nagoya Station), take the JR Iida Line to Hon-Nagashino Station. Get off and take the Toyotetsu Bus bound for the Mt. Horaiji peak. Get off at the final stop, then walk 5 min. to the temple and shrines.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    • Approx. 22 min. (13.8 km) northeast from Shinshiro Interchange on the Shin-Tomei Expressway via Routes 151, 32, 389, and 524.
    • Approx. 50 min. (29.5 km) northeast from Toyokawa Interchange on the Tomei Expressway via Routes 151, 32, 389, and 524.
    • Approx. 20 min. (13.1 km) southwest from Horaikyo Interchange on the San-Ennanshin Expressway via Routes 151 and 524.

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