The temple where Minamoto Yoshitomo and Oda Nobutaka rest in peace is also a destination for many pilgrims
Noma Daibou was constructed during the reign of Emperor Tenmu (from 673 to 686). Officially named Kakurinzan Omidoji, the temple is home to the grave of Minamoto Yoshitomo, the father of Minamoto Yoritomo. During the Heiji Rebellion at the end of the Heian period, Yoshitomo was defeated by Taira Kiyomori, and he came here in the care of two of his retainers, Osada Tadamune and his son Kagemune. However, he died because of their betrayal. The pond where Yoshitomo’s head was washed at the time still remains on temple grounds, and has come to be known as "Chi no Ike", or "pond of blood". Other highlights of Noma Daibou include the daimon (main gate) donated by the lord Yoritomo (Yoshitomo's son) and the grave of Oda Nobutaka, the third son of Oda Nobunaga, who committed suicide at the temple after being defeated by Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Noma Daibou is also the 51st site of the Chita-Shikoku Pilgrimage, and many pilgrims visit the temple.
At Noma Daibou, there are many things to see, such as the temple bell built in the Kamakura period (a nationally designated Important Cultural Property)
Upper left: Seasonal flowers bloom and brighten up the temple grounds of Noma Daibou, Upper right: You can also enjoy cherry-blossom viewing in the early spring, Bottom: Contemplate the lives of historical figures as you take a walk around the huge temple grounds
|Address||Higashibatake 50, Noma, Mihama Town, Chita County, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-569-87-0050 (Japanese only)|
|Opening hours||October to Feburary: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
March to September: 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Admission fee||Temple grounds are free to enter.|
|Access||Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station", and take the through train that starts as the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line Limited Express and becomes the Meitetsu Chita New Line for approx. 55 minutes. Alight at "Noma Station" and walk for approx. 15 minutes.|
updated on Mar 25, 2019
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