Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin Temple


Toyokawa Inari Tokyo Betsuin Temple

A soto-zen Buddhist temple, better known as Toyokawa Inari, which had been worshiped by both the mighty warriors of each era and common people of Edo-Tokyo. You can make a pilgrimage to the seven lucky gods and enjoy viewing lit paper lanterns.

Its official name is Toyokawa-kaku Myogonji. The temple is nicknamed Toyokawa Inari because its enshrined local guardian deity Toyokawa Dakini-Shinten is said to ride on a white fox. The Tokyo betsuin branch temple has a part of Toyokawa Inari worshiped by Ooka Tadasuke, a magistrate in the Edo period (1603–1867). Toyokawa Inari had been venerated by famous warriors since ancient times, and during the Edo period, it was worshiped by a large number of common people as the deity that grants wishes for business success, family security, and better luck. On the temple grounds stand the statues of seven lucky gods, Ebisu, Daikokuten, Hotei, Benzaiten, Jurojin, Fukurokuju, and Bishamonten, and a pilgrimage tour to all seven statues is can be enjoyed. You can also join the morning zen practice held a few times a month and view the paper lanterns usually lit after sunset. It is a five-minute walk from the Exit B of the Akasaka Mitsuke Station or the Exit #7 of the Nagatacho Station on the Tokyo Metro Line.


  • Address

    1-4-7, Motoakasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo, 107-0051

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  • Nearest Station
    Akasaka-Mitsuke Station
    ・ Tokyo Metro Ginza Line
    ・ Tokyo Metro Marunouchi Line
    Exit B
    5 minutes on foot
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