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  • Narita-san Manpuku-in Temple
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    3.5
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Sakae 5-26-24
    A Buddhist temple standing along Wakamiya Odori Avenue in Sakae, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. In the Taisho period, the spirit of Acala enshrined at the Naritasan Shinshoji Temple in Narita, Chiba Prefecture was transferred here, and in turn the temple's name was changed and it was made a branch of the Naritasan. Many visitors come here on February 3 to participate in the temple's Setsubun bean throwing ceremony to ward away evil.

    I visited this place very recently and found it is a very nice place for peace of mind in this part of the city.

  • Shinshu Otaniha Nagoya Betsuin (Higashi Betsuin)
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    3.5
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Tachibana 2-8-55
    A Buddhist temple located in Tachibana, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. Founded in 1690, locally it is known as Gobo-san. The temple holds a regular festival every 12th of the month as well as a homemade food and handicraft morning market every 28th of the month. The temple also conducts events such as regular sermons, a variety of lectures, and the Oteraifu temple life experience which lets participants stay at the temple for one night and two days.

    28日の日曜日に訪れたので手作り朝市で人・人・人の買い物の人がたくさんいました。 本堂にはお参りの人は全然いなくてなんだか寂しい気分。外にはすごい人なのに。 お寺もなんだか商売繁盛?みたいな感じなのかな

  • Arako Kannon Temple
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    4.0
    19 Reviews
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Nakagawa-ku Arakochou Miyamado 138
    A Buddhist temple located in Miyamado Arako-cho, Nakagawa Ward, Nagoya City. The temple's principal object of worship is a statue of Avalokitesvara which is only revealed once every 33 years. The two tier pagoda on the temple's grounds is the oldest wooden structure in Nagoya City and has been designated a National Important Cultural Property. The temple also possesses over 1,200 Enku Buddhas, wooden statues carved by the monk Enku, the greatest of any location in Japan.

    This seems to be unknown to most of tourists. It is a Buddhist temple located next to Shinto Shrine (basically same grounds, just divided by a fence). Some basic explanation about history of the...

  • Zuisen-ji Temple
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    Aichi Inuyama-shi Inuyama Zuisenji 7
    A Rinzai sect Buddhist temple that was built more than 500 years ago. The principal object of worship is an image of the Bodhisattva Kokuzo from Kongoshoji Temple in Ise City, Mie prefecture. The temple was destroyed during battle in 1565 but was rebuilt with permission from Oda Nobunaga. Since then it has continued under the patronage of the Toyotomi clan, the Tokugawa clan, and other influential people. It has a magnificent bell tower carved with the Three Wise Monkeys. It's said to have been made during the Edo period by Hidari Jingaro, who is also known for carvings at Nikko Toshogu Shrine.
  • Rendai-ji Temple
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    Aichi Tokoname-shi Oguracho 5-66
    This Buddhist temple, located within walking distance of Meitetsu Ono Station, was founded by Isshikisakyodaisukemichihide as a Jishu temple in 1314 at the end of the Kamakura period when this sect was at its apex. When it served as a temple for the imperial prayers of Emperor Hanazono, it boasted 17 dwellings for monks plus the temple complex itself, but much of this was lost in an attack by the Kuki navy in 1600. The current main temple building is believed to have been reconstructed in 1820. The grounds encompass the grave of the first lord of the Saji clan, who was the first husband of Go, later the legal wife of Tokugawa Hidetada, the second Edo shogun; as well as a pine tree on which Go is said to have hung her clothes to make it look like she had committed suicide and successfully escape pursuers after the fall of Ono Castle.
  • Jokoji Temple
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    Aichi Seto-shi Jokojicho 373
    This Buddhist temple, the family temple of the Owari-Tokugawa clan and a designated National Important Cultural Property, is located a 15-minute walk from Jokoji Station on the JR Chuo Line. Situated beyond the main gate standing at the top of a flight of stone steps, the temple's grounds are also a renowned destination for fall foliage viewing in autumn. In addition to its fall foliage, during the spring and summer the entire mountainous region spanning Seto City and Kasugai City is covered with bodies of water and greenery and bears a rich, distinctly Japanese atmosphere; from the temple's observatory, visitors can take in this scenery and the majestic mountains which stretch from Kasugai to Seto. It is said that the first lord of the Tokugawa clan loved the view from this observatory. Seasonally, the temple also operates a teahouse at the observatory.
  • Soken-in Temple
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    3.5
    2 Reviews
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    Aichi Kiyosu-shi Oshima 1-5-2
    "This Rinzai sect Myoshinji Temple branch temple is an eight-minute walk from JR Kiyosu Station. The temple was originally established by the samurai Oda Nobukatsu to memorialize his father, the mighty Oda Nobunaga; the temple was then moved to Osu in Nagoya in 1610. The temple was again moved to its current location in 1830. It is said the temple's official title of ""Koshozan Sokenin"" is derived from the fact that it was founded by the high priest Minzan and that it was created to memorialize Nobunaga. The temple's collection of treasures which have been donated to it include prefecturally designated Cultural Properties such as silk vestments from Tang China and a wooden statue of Avalokitesvara, as well as Nobunaga's ""burnt helm."""

    JR清洲駅の北側、徒歩10分ほどのところにあります。織田信雄が信長の菩提を弔うために創建し、その後清須越で名古屋大須に寺が移されましたが、旧地に再建されたお寺です。信長が着用していて、本能寺から運び出されたという焼兜などの文化財があります。参拝したらすごくご丁寧に対応いただけ、兜も見せていただけました。

  • Honsho-zan Kogetsuin Jakusho-ji Temple
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    Aichi Toyota-shi Matsudairacho
    A Buddhist temple in Samugairi, Matsudaira-cho, Toyota City founded in 1367 by the priest Kanryu. It was the Matsudaira clan's family temple. The main temple and temple gate were dedicated by Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1641. The precincts have been designated the Matsudaira Clan Historic Ruins, a National Historic Site. The Tenka Chakai tea gathering is held every year in late May.
  • Enjo-ji Temple
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakagawa-ku Tomidacho Sennonji Higashi Yashiki 3990
    This Buddhist temple is in Higashiyashiki, Sennonji, Tomida-cho, Nakagawa Ward, Naogya City. It was founded by Ensho, the 15th head priest of Hieizan Enryakuji Temple in 939. It enshrines a Three Faced Daikokuten image, with visages of the deities Daikokuten, Bishamonten, and Benzaiten.
  • Josen-ji Temple
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    6 Reviews
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Nakamura-ku Nakamuracho Kinoshita Yashiki 47
    A Buddhist temple located in Kinoshitayashiki Nakamura-cho, Nakamura Ward, Nagoya City. The grounds of the temple are said to be located on the place where the mighty samurai lord Toyotomi Hideyoshi was born, and visitors can find a well said to be the place where Hideyoshi received his first bath as a baby as well as a holly olive tree said to have been planted by the lord. In addition, the Nagoya City Hideyoshi andKiyomasa Memorial Museum is located inside the adjoining Nakamura Park.

    中村公園の東側にある、豊臣秀吉出生地の伝説がある日蓮宗の寺院です。同院の南側には加藤清正出生地の伝説がある妙行寺もありますので、豊国神社や名古屋競輪場などと併せて訪問するのが良いかと思います。

  • Kigakurin Bansho-ji Temple
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    Aichi Pref. Nagoyashi Naka-ku Osu 3-29-12
    A Buddhist temple located in Osu, Naka Ward, Nagoya City. Oda Nobuhide, father of the mighty Oda Nobunaga, established this temple as the Oda family temple in 1540. The temple was notably rebuilt in the 1990s and the main temple is a reinforced concrete structure with one floor below ground and five above, while the temple's crypt incorporated cutting edge technologies. On the 28th of every month, the temple hands out mochi rice cakes in connection with a historical event in which Nobunaga's life was saved when the arrow of an enemy aimed at his chest hit a hard, dried rice cake he was carrying instead.
  • Choyoji Temple
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    Aichi Chita-gun Taketoyocho Kamiyama 2-21
  • kimuteruyama taichin
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    Aichi Pref. Chitashi Minamikasuyahonmachi 1-196
  • Kurikarafudoji Temple
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Moriyama-ku Aobadai 101
  • IchibasanjusanKannon
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    Aichi Toyota-shi Ichibacho
  • Jomyoji Temple
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    2.5
    2 Reviews
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    Aichi Nishio-shi Tokunagacho Higashi Side 39

    わかりずらい場所にあり、小さなお寺ですが、円空仏が有名です。 生木を仏の姿に変えた立木仏で、市指定文化財になっています。

  • DorobuchiKannon
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    Aichi Toyota-shi Obaracho Maeta 176
  • BatoKannon (Aichi)
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    Aichi Toyota-shi Asukecho
  • Daisozan Fukugonji Temple
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    Aichi Komaki-shi Okusa 5229-banchi
  • Gakukeiin Temple
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    Aichi Nagoya-shi Kita-ku Nyoi 5-224

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Aichi is a prefecture of great natural beauty with Nagoya city at its heart, a busy hub home to a labyrinth of underground shops and the 17th-century Nagoya Castle. Castles are easy to find in this history-rich prefecture, but the highlight for history buffs has to be the Museum Meiji-mura, where preserved buildings from the turn of the 20th century are displayed in all their grandeur in an outdoor museum.

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