Saijo Inarisan Myokyoji Temple 最上稲荷山妙教寺
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Three million people visit this temple in Okayama Prefecture every year
Close to three million visitors travel from all over Japan and abroad to visit this temple, many of them coming to pray for good fortune in business or to ask for good harvests, peace and happiness.
- Taking a photo by the largest torii gate
- Shopping in the arcade leading up to the temple
- Buying a charm said to bring good health and fortune for the coming year
How to Get There
Saijo Inari is accessible by train and taxi.
Catch a train from JR Okayama Station to Bitchu-Takamatsu Station, then a taxi Saijo Inarisan Myokyoji Temple, which takes about 5 minutes. Then, walk 10 minutes to the temple.
The shopping street that leads up to the temple is about 600 meters long, lined with shops and buildings offering a wide selection of products.
You can find goods in the temple such as candles and incense sticks, as well as stores selling, antiques, traditional Japanese sweets, souvenirs and sake. On New Year's Day, there are food stalls.
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