Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin Temple
Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin (豊川稲荷東京別院) in Akasaka is a branch temple of Toyokawa Inari Temple (the official name is Myogon-ji), a Soto Zen Buddhism temple which is located in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture.
It is an unusual temple with a unique atmosphere and definitely it worth a visit when you’re in Tokyo. Although it is not related with Shinto, you will see hundred of Inari fox statues and red banners. Inari is a popular deity in Shinto associated with foxes.
The temple enshrined Dakini-shinten, who is depicted in Japanese Buddhist iconography as a female deity riding on a white fox. Praying at Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin may bring yourself and your family happiness and well-being, as well as prosperity in business and better fortune.
Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin is 5 minutes walk from Akasaka Mitsuke or Nagatacho stations.
photos: Junko Nagata © Japanbyweb.com
The statues of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin) at Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple.