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

〒484-0082 愛知県犬山市犬山北古券41-1

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)
Contact Tel: 0568-61-0702
Wi-Fi Unavailable (town-wide free Wi-Fi is available however)
Credit card payment Unavailable
Supported languages Available only in Japanese
Free admission
Purification sands 300 yen  
Charms 600yen-
Average visit length 30 minutes
Difficulty ★★★☆☆ Advanced
Websites Inuyama Tourist Information

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