9 Sights in Toyokawa, Japan (with Map and Images)


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Explore interesting sights in Toyokawa, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 9 sights are available in Toyokawa, Japan.

1. 松尾芭蕉句碑

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Matsuo Bashō was the most famous poet of the Edo period in Japan. During his lifetime, Bashō was recognized for his works in the collaborative haikai no renga form; today, after centuries of commentary, he is recognized as the greatest master of haiku. He is also well known for his travel essays beginning with Records of a Weather-Exposed Skeleton (1684), written after his journey west to Kyoto and Nara. Matsuo Bashō's poetry is internationally renowned, and, in Japan, many of his poems are reproduced on monuments and traditional sites. Although Bashō is famous in the West for his hokku, he himself believed his best work lay in leading and participating in renku. He is quoted as saying, "Many of my followers can write hokku as well as I can. Where I show who I really am is in linking haikai verses."

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2. 弘法大師像

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Kūkai, born Saeki no Mao, posthumously called Kōbō Daishi , was a Japanese Buddhist monk, calligrapher, and poet who founded the esoteric Shingon school of Buddhism. He travelled to China, where he studied Tangmi under the monk Huiguo. Upon returning to Japan, he founded Shingon—the Japanese branch of Vajrayana Buddhism. With the blessing of several Emperors, Kūkai was able to preach Shingon teachings and found Shingon temples. Like other influential monks, Kūkai oversaw public works and constructions. Mount Kōya was chosen by him as a holy site, and he spent his later years there until his death in 835 C.E.

Wikipedia: Kūkai (EN)

3. 砥鹿神社

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Toga Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the city of Toyokawa in eastern Aichi Prefecture, Japan. It is the ichinomiya of former Mikawa Province. The main festival of the shrine is held annually from May 3 to May 5. Located on the borderland of Aichi with Shizuoka Prefecture, the summit of Mount Hongū 782 metres (2,566 ft) is a sacred mountain considered to be within the precincts of the shrine, and has a subsidiary chapel.

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4. 法住寺

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Hojuji Temple is Komotoji of the Soto sect in Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture. The mountain name is Mt. In 1508 (Eiji 5 years), he was founded by Yoshizumi Ashikaga. The Senju Kannon Bodhisattva statue is designated as an important cultural property. It is said that the work of the late Fujiwara was abolished in the sea in the Meiji era, which was drifted to the coast near the temple.

Wikipedia: 法住寺 (豊川市) (JA)

5. 三明寺

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Sanmyoji Temple is a temple of the Soto sect located in Namitori, Toyokawa Town, Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture. It is known by the common name of Toyokawa Benzaiten. The official name is "Ryuunzan Myoonkaku Sanmyozenji". The honzon is a thousand-handed Kannon.

Wikipedia: 三明寺 (JA)

6. 正法寺

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Shoboji Temple is a temple of the Shin Buddhist Otani sect located in the west back of Akasaka Town, Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture. The name of the mountain is Mt. Taishi. The name of the temple is Kamimiya-in. The honzon is Amitabha.

Wikipedia: 正法寺 (豊川市) (JA)

7. 浄泉寺

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Josenji is a temple of the Jodo sect Nishiyama Fukakusa school in Akasaka -cho, Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture. The mountain name is Tama Kiyoyama. The institution is a medical king institution. The principal is Amida Nyorai.

Wikipedia: 浄泉寺 (豊川市赤坂町) (JA)

8. 杉森八幡社

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Sugimori Hachimanisha is a shrine built in Akasaka -cho, Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture. The gods are Amaterasu Ogami, Otodon Honora (Emperor Ojin), Daikono (Emperor Nintoku), and Breath Chohime (Empress Shinto).

Wikipedia: 杉森八幡社 (JA)

9. 大恩寺

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Dai -Onji is a temple of the Jodo sect at the foot of Mitsuyama, Mitsu -cho, Toyokawa City, Aichi Prefecture. The mountain is Mitsuyama. The hospital name is Jodo Shinin. The principal is Amida Nyorai.

Wikipedia: 大恩寺 (豊川市) (JA)


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