A quaint historical temple called "Owari-no-momiji-dera"
This is a Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect's Chisan school, and its official name is "Tsugaosan Hachourendaiji Jakkoin". Tradition has it that the temple was founded in 654 when the key temple buildings were built at the behest of Emperor Kotoku. The temple grounds hold invaluable buildings that have been designated as nationally registered Tangible Cultural Properties. These include the main hall, Zuigudo hall, and Yakuimon gate. In addition, the temple is nicknamed "Owari-no-momiji-dera" (Owari's Maple Temple), as it is surrounded by some 1,000 Japanese maple trees. Many of the trees are huge, making the beautiful autumn foliage a spectacular sight. Enjoy the magnificent autumn leaves towering over you in the elegant atmosphere of this ancient temple.
Huge maple trees paint the temple grounds bright red.
Upper left: The green leaves in spring are also beautiful. Upper right: Beautiful layers of maple leaves in different shades surround the main hall. Bottom: The autumn foliage around the Bentendo hall that enshrines Benzaiten.
|Address||Suginodan 12, Tsugao, Inuyama City, Aichi|
|Phone||+81-568-61-0035 (Japanese only)|
|Hours||8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.|
|Holidays||Open every day|
|Access||Alight at "Nagoya Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen and walk to "Meitetsu Nagoya Station". Take the Meitetsu Inuyama Line Rapid Limited Express or Limited Express for approx. 30 minutes, alight at "Inuyama Yuen Station", and walk for approx. 20 minutes. (Alternatively, it is approx. 5 minutes by taxi.)|
updated on Sep 30, 2019
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