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 ©

The main gate

The main Temple enshrined Toyokawa Dakini-shinten

The statues of the Seven Gods of Good Fortune (Shichifukujin) at Toyokawa Inari Betsuin Temple.

Inarin, mascot of “Toyokawa Inari sushi”
Inarin, mascot of “Toyokawa Inari sushi”
“Let’s go to Toyokawa city!”
“Let’s go to Toyokawa city!”