The bright red timbers and green copper roof of Inuyama Narita-san Temple make it one of the most photographed temples in Aichi Prefecture. The temple is a branch of the Shingon sect Narita-san Temple, based in Narita, near Tokyo’s international airport. Shingon Buddhism is a form of esoteric Buddhism that believes enlightenment can be attained in one’s lifetime through spiritual practice of mantras. Associated with the priest, Kobo Daishi, and the many temples he founded on holy Mt. Koya, Inuyama Narita-san is situated on a steep hill providing picturesque views of the Kiso River, Inuyama Castle, and on clear days, the skyscrapers of Nagoya-City.
The temple, near Inuyama Yuen Station, was founded in 1953 and contains a principal image of the powerful deity, Fudo Myou, holding a sword in his right hand, and a rope in his left. Almost every month a number of special events are held at the temple, including festivals and important events on the Buddhist calendar. The temple is popular with drivers across Aichi, as it offers prayers and amulets for safe motoring.
|Location|| : 〒484-0081
5, Kitahakusanbira, Inuyama, Inuyama-City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan
|Fee||: Free to visit the shrine (special prayers require a fee)|
days / hours
| : Shrine open 24 hours (special prayer times at 7:00, 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, 3:00)
*: Special prayer times subject to change during New Years and Setsubun holidays.
|Parking||: Cap. 600 cars|
|Holidays||: Shrine opens every day|
|Phone number||: 0568-61-2583|
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|Handicapped parking||〇 Free of charge|
|Width of accessible restroom||〇 100cm|
|Elevator (door width)||×|
|Alternative measures when there is no ramp||〇 Parking space behind the main temple building|
|Reading glasses rental||〇|
|Assistance dogs allowed||〇|
|Assistance dog relief area||×|
|Facility guide map in Braille||×|
|Stair handrail signage in Braille||×|
|Tactile paving for the visually impaired||×|
|Special fee in support of disabled persons||× None|
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