The Chiyobo-inari Shrine is familiarly known in the neighboring area of Nagoya. People gather from all over not just to worship but also to visit the shops along the front approach to the shrine.
It is called the "Ochobo-san" among the local people. The shrine was built in the Muromachi period (1336 to 1573) by Mori Hakkai who belongs to a baronial family, with an intention to maintain the ancestors' spirits for over thousand years. Chiyobo-inari, which has an annual visitors of 2 million, is believed to be beneficial for prosperous business and well-being of the family.
The "Agé" (deep-fried tofu), which is a favorite of the fox, a symbol of the Inari shrine, and candles are sold beside the main shrine.
Over 100 shops stand along the front approach to the Chiyobo-inari. Many are unique and original, attracting a lot of people whose main purpose is to do shopping.
Special cuisine in this area uses fish caught in the Kisogawa river. Enjoy other local traditional dishes such as the Namazu-no Kabayaki (grilled catfish with sweet say sauce), Sashimi of Ayu (sweetfish), and Funamiso.
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