Visit Both a Castle and a Shrine
Sankouinari Shrine has played a role as a guard to the lord of the Inuyama Castle for many years and it is very popular with young girls. When you go to a shrine, you can buy an ema [good luck placard] which you write your wishes on and then hang it on the trees to make it come true. Ema at this particular shrine are heart-shaped and pink. Many young girls visit to pray for romance. The numerous red torii [a gateway at the entrance to a Shinto shrine] is one of the great reasons to visit too.
41-4 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Aichi 484-0082
|Directions||Nagoya Railway (Meitetsu)
At Meitetsu Nagoya Station (Plathome No.1/Under yellow-green light) Take Kaisoku or Tokkyu train. It is about 25-minute ride to Inuyama station. From the station to Inuyama Castle, it takes 17 minutes on foot.
|Business hours||All day (shrine office is open from 8:30 to 4:30)|
|Wi-Fi||Unavailable (town-wide free Wi-Fi is available however)|
|Supported languages||Available only in Japanese|
Free admission Purification sands 300 yen Charms 600yen-
|Travel time||30 minutes|
|Websites||Inuyama Tourist Informationhttps://inuyama.gr.jp.e.jm.hp.transer.com/sanko-s.html|