Toyokawa Inari is one of the three major Inaris in Japan and is believed to grant prosperous business. It is called "Inari" ("Inari" is mostly used as a part of the name of Japanese shrines), however, it is not a shrine but is a Buddhist temple of Soto sect with the official name of "Toyokawakaku Myogonji". It was founded in 1441, and has been worshiped by many warlords and literati. Recently, it is popular as a spiritual place. The sight of thousands of fox figures dedicated in the Fox Deity's Mound behind the main shrine is overwhelming.
||1 Toyokawa-cho, Toyokawa City, Aichi
||+81-533-85-2030 (Inquiry time 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) (Japanese only)
||5:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
||Free admission to precincts
||Take JR Iida Line from "Toyohashi Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for 15 minutes, alight at "Toyokawa Station" and walk for approx. 5 minutes.