Inuyamanaritasan Temple

Inuyamanaritasan Temple

Inuyamanaritasan Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Aichi prefecture in Chubu district. The temple is dedicated to Fudo Myo-o ( Wisdom King Acala ).

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Name Inuyamanaritasan Temple
"犬山成田山" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 5 Kitahakusanbira, Inuyama, Inuyama-shi, Aichi, Japan
"愛知県犬山市犬山北白山平5番地" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 25-minute drive from the Komaki-Higashi I.C. on the Chuo Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 0568-61-2583

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Komainu

Komainu (狛犬), often called lion-dogs in English, are statue pairs of lion-like creatures either guarding the entrance or the inner shrine of many Japanese Shinto shrines or kept inside the inner shrine itself, where they are not visible to the public. The first type, born during the Edo period, is called sando komainu (参道狛犬 visiting road Komainu), the second and much older type jinnai komainu (陣内狛犬 shrine inside komainu). They can sometimes be found also at Buddhist temples, nobility residences or even private homes.

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