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Spotting Foxes at Toyokawa Inari Temple

Close up look at fascinating Akasaka fox temple

Toyokawa Inari is a branch temple that is both colorful and fascinating and easy to visit. This temple has its origins in Toyokawa city, Aichi prefecture, over 700 years ago.

The gods enshrined here protect believers from suffering. Just a 5-minute walk from Akasaka-Mitsuke Station on the Tokyo Metro's Ginza Line or Marunouchi Line, the temple is famous for its love of the fox. Although you may think that these look a lot like dogs, they are actually foxes. In Japanese lore, the fox is known for being clever, and often deceitful.

Come and enjoy a visit to the temple and see how many of the unique foxes in my photos your can spot.

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