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.

Address 41-4 Kitakoken, Inuyama, Aichi 484-0082

〒484-0082 愛知県犬山市犬山北古券41-1

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)


Tel: 0568-61-0702


Unavailable (town-wide free Wi-Fi is available however)

Credit card payment


Supported languages

Available only in Japanese


Free admission
Purification sands 300 yen
Charms 600yen-

Average visit length

30 minutes

Websites Inuyama Tourist Information

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