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A Nichiren Buddhist temple located in Kita Ward, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture officially known as the Saijo Inari-san Myokyoji Temple. Founded around 785 by the great priest Ho’on, despite being a Buddhist temple rather than a Shinto shrine, the Saijo Inari is considered one of Japan’s three largest Inari temples. The temple survived the anti-Buddhist movement of the Meiji period unscathed. Permitted to engage in rituals syncretizing Buddhism and Shintoism, the temple is a rare example of an Inari “shrine” which follows Buddhist traditions. The temple grounds are marked by Shinto torii gates and the main temple building is built in the Shinto jingu style. Since ancient times, the temple has been believed to grant worshipers a variety of benefits, including prosperity in business, better fortunes, and traffic safety.

place

Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Takamatsuinari 712

phone 0862873700
place

9:00-16:30 (Grounds can visit All day)

Review of Saijo Inari Shrine

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/09/30 Ok
Its ok, great area sTo see, But, not very diferent from or compared to the others that i see in Tokyo or kyoto
Reviewed:2017/04/16 Fascinating Religious Fusion
Saijo Inari is one of the three main shrines in Japan dedicated to Inari, the god of crops and rice. However, it is also a Buddhist temple, and the juxtaposition is extremely fascinating for those...
Reviewed:2016/04/07 beautiful Buddhist temple
It is worth taking time to visit this shrine. There is parking [charged] and a reasonable walk through a shop lined alley to reach the shrine. Over the past 7 years, the shops have gradually closed...

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Details

Address

Okayama Pref. Okayamashi Kita-ku Takamatsuinari 712 [map]

Phone

0862873700

Hours
9:00-16:30 (Grounds can visit All day)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom ¥ [Garden Admission fee to worship] General300yen, Student/Group 200yen, Elementary school age students and underFree
Credit Card
Available (available for good luck shop available (but not available during 12/3Jan.-Jan.)
VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay)

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Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan’s Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.

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