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    Kogetsuin Temple

    Matsudaira-Area
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    • Kogetsuin Temple
    • Kogetsuin Temple
    • Kogetsuin Temple
    • Kogetsuin Temple
    • Kogetsuin Temple
    • Kogetsuin Temple

    Located within Matsudaira-go, a garden of irises and hydrangea bloom at Kogetsuin Temple in the early summer.
    Also known by its original name, Jakusei-ji Temple, Kogetsuin Temple was reputedly built in 1367 by the monk Kanryu with the support of Ariwara Nobushige (the father of Matsudaira Chikauji’s wife). Tradition holds that it came to be known as Kogetsuin Temple in 1377, when Chikauji donated the main image of the Amida Buddha, as well as all of the halls and towers.
    Later, Tokugawa Ieyasu donated a temple estate of 100 koku (1 koku was a year’s supply of rice for one person), and it received generous patronage from the reigning shoguns until the Meiji Restoration.
    Within the precincts there is a Matsudaira family cemetery where stand the graves of Chikauji, Yasuchika, and the wife of Chikatada. The current temple gate and main hall were erected by the shogun Tokugawa Iemitsu in 1641, and many cultural properties are preserved there.

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    Address 〒444-2202
    44 Samugairi, Matsudaira-cho, Toyota City
    Fee Free admission
    Opening days / hours Open all day
    Phone number 0565-58-1623
    Parking lot 70 free parking spaces
    Restroom Available
    Holidays Open every day
    Access by Public Transportation [Directions from Nagoya]
    ・From Nagoya Station on the Higashiyama subway line, go to Fushimi Station and transfer to the Tsurumai subway line (which connects to the Meitetsu Toyota Line from Akaike). Get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
    ・From Meitetsu Nagoya Station, take the Meitetsu Nagoya Main Line to Chiryu Station. Transfer trains and get off at Meitetsu Toyotashi Station.
    ・From JR Nagoya Station, take the JR Chuo Main Line to Kozoji Station. Transfer to the Aichi Loop Line and get off at Shin-Toyota Station.
    *Click here to check transportation directions and fares in Toyota.
    http://michinavitoyota.jp/portal/map_en.html
    Access by car Approx. 15 min. from Toyota-Matsudaira Interchange on the Tokai-Kanjo Expressway