Daiju-ji Temple|Sightseeing Spots | AichiNow-OFFICIAL SITE FOR TOURISM AICHI

We use cookies on this site to enhance your user experience. If you continue to browse, you accept the use of cookies on our site.
See our cookies policy for more information.

Accept

Okazaki-City Daiju-ji Temple

  • Daiju-ji Temple
  • Daiju-ji Temple

Daiju-ji, The Beautiful, Historical Temple of the Shogun

One of the most beautiful and most historical temples in Aichi is the Daiju-ji, a Jodo Sect Buddhist temple patronized by the lords of Okazaki, the Matsudaira and Tokugawa clans. It was founded in 1475 by the 4th Matsudaira clan head, Matsudaira Chikatada.

A young Tokugawa Ieyasu had been allied with Imagawa Yoshimoto in 1560 when the Imagawa were defeated by Oda Nobunaga in the Battle of Okehazama. Ieyasu had fled to the family temple seeking refuge, where the chief priest of Daiju-ji saved him from committing ritual suicide.

Because of this kindness, Tokugawa Ieyasu’s will stipulated that while his body was to be buried at Kunozan, and his spirit enshrined at Nikko, his mortuary tablet was to be kept at the family temple in Okazaki. The temple contains the mortuary tablets of each successive Shogun, standing the same height as the actual shogun himself.

The grounds contain a cemetery for eight generations of the Matsudaira clan, monuments for generations of Tokugawa Shogun, and a wooden statue of Ieyasu at age 73. Many of the gates, the treasure hall, Taho Buddhist tower and bell tower, the main buildings, as well as the Buddhist images, carvings and calligraphy contained within are designated national cultural properties. The wall murals in the Abbots Chambers are particularly beautiful, and the view from the Sanmon gate is intriguing. As you look along the boulevard leading to the temple, through a number of gates, directly in the distance, you can see the keep of Okazaki Castle, Ieyasu’s birthplace.

You can feel the history and enjoy the ancient architecture and atmosphere at Daiju-ji Temple, the temple of the Shogun.

SPOT OVERVIEW

  • Parking
Location : 〒444-2121
5-1, Aza Hiromoto, Kamoda-cho, Okazaki-City, Aichi
Fee : Main hall / large abbot's chamber: 400 yen
Opening
days / hours
: 9:00 to 17:00
Parking : 50 free parking spaces available
Holidays : Open everyday
Phone number : 0564‐21‐3917

Note: This page may not be current due to update time differences between site databases.
Should accuracy be critical, please verify this information using a direct source, whenever possible.

ACCESS

  • Access by public transport
    Access by public transport
    From Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line.
    Alight at Higashi Okazaki station and take the Meitetsu Bus . Alight at "Daijuji" stop and 10 minutes walk.
  • Access by car
    Access by car
    20 minutes from the Tomei Expressway Okazaki I.C.

Share spot information with a smartphone

QR code

ACCESS MAP

KeywordKeyword
#Daiju-ji Temple

INFORMATION ON THE SURROUNDING AREA

Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu MuseumOkazaki-City

Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum
Aichi Prefecture is the birthplace of heroes. The nations’ three Unifiers were all born in...
  • Parking

Takisanji Temple / Takisan Toshogu ShrineOkazaki-City

Takisanji Temple / Takisan Toshogu Shrine
The Takisan-ji Temple and Toshogu Shrine are historical and cultural treasures of northern...
  • Parking

Toyota Kaikan MuseumToyota-City

Toyota Kaikan Museum
This corporate museum exhibits Toyota's newest models and latest environmental and safety ...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant

Kakitsubata Iris Garden of Shiseki Yatsuhashi (Shiseki Yatsuhashi Kakitsubata-en)Chiryu-City

Kakitsubata Iris Garden of Shiseki Yatsuhashi (Shiseki Yatsuhashi Kakitsubata-en)
The kaiyu-style Yatsuhashi Kakitsubata Garden is located in the grounds of Muryojuji Templ...
  • Parking

Roadside Station "Michi-no-Eki" FujikawashukuOkazaki-City

Roadside Station "Michi-no-Eki" Fujikawashuku
Fujikawashuku (also called Fujikawajuku) was the 39th Juku Inn of the 53 such inns that ex...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi

Okazaki-City

Tokaido Fujikawa-shuku / Fujikawa-shuku museum
The Tokaido. The name alone conjures up romantic images of Old Japan and the samurai perio...
  • Multipurpose toilet
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi

Toyota Municipal Museum of ArtToyota-City

Toyota Municipal Museum of Art
Toyota Municipal Museum of Art stands on a part of the hill where Koromo Castle once was. ...
  • Souvenirs
  • Parking
  • Restaurant

THE SURROUNDING ACCOMMODATION

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE THESE SPOTS

  • Toyohashi TramsToyohashi-City

    Toyohashi Trams
    History & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & Culture
  • The Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawaen GardenNagoya-City

    The Tokugawa Art Museum & Tokugawaen Garden
    History & CultureMuseums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsNature, Park, Garden, Flower
  • Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu MuseumOkazaki-City

    Okazaki Castle / Okazaki Park / Mikawa Bushi and Ieyasu Museum
    History & CultureMuseums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & Culture
  • Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)Handa-City

    Handa Red Brick Building (Handa Akarenga Tatemono)
    History & CultureMuseums, Aquariums, Art galleries, Science MuseumsIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsHistory & TraditionHistory & CultureIndustrial tourism & Traditional craftsFood

RECOMMENDATION COURSE RELATED TO THIS SPOT


Search for sightseeing spots and events

Page Top