Yagotosan Koshoji Temple
The impressive presence of the historic Owari Koya
Yagotosan Koushoji Temple is a Shingon Sect temple in Nagoya City. It was built in 1688 by Buddhist priest Tenzui Ensho, who received Kukai's five-pronged vajra. It became known as a place of worship for the Owari Tokugawa family after the second lord of the clan, Tokugawa Mitsutomo, began devoting himself to the priest's teachings. Also called Owari Koya, it became a place of learning and training, as well as an object of worship for many people.
Temple fairs and day markets—plenty of excitement every month
Even surrounded by the cityscape as it is today, the beautiful nature here remains the same. So does the belief of the people. Here, you will see some quietly offering prayers and others enjoying a walk. On the days of the temple fair each month, lively crowds gather in the grounds. The Koushoji Temple Market held on the 21st of the month is also very popular. It continues to gain fans with its large selection of good-quality agricultural products, processed foods, crafts, and more.
Don't forget to check out the remarkable five-story pagoda
Many buildings from the Edo period remain within the grounds, including the Nishiyama Main Hall and Noman Hall. Among these, the five-story pagoda built in 1808 is said to be Koushoji Temple's most striking feature. The wooden five-story pagoda has been designated as one of the nation's important cultural properties.
Experience Japanese culture
The Fumon Garden behind the Nishiyama Main Hall is open to visitors, and you can have matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets there while enjoying a very special place built in the Taisho period. It is also used as a venue for Japanese cultural experiences, and groups can try tea ceremony and sutra-transcribing by inquiring and reserving in advance.
Fumon Garden visits: 10:00-16:00, 500 yen admission fee (Includes matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets at Chikusui-tei)
78 Yagoto-honmachi, Showa-ku, Nagoya
|TEL||+81-52-832-2801(English Inquiries Here)|
|Regular Holiday||Open every day (The Fumon Garden has unscheduled holidays)|
|Cost||Fumon Garden: 500 yen (Includes matcha tea and seasonal Japanese sweets at Chikusui-tei)|
|Parking||Parking lot for 300 regular cars
Parking lot for 50 buses