Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Experience Nara Time in Japan

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Koshin-do 【こうしんどう】

An image of the blue-faced deity Shoumen Kongo is enshrined here as part of traditional folkloric Koushin beliefs. Image of this Koushin deity and his three monkeys can be seen throughout Nara-machi as talismans to ward off evil. Because they are thought to take a person's misfortune, the monkeys are known as "migawari-saru;" literally, "Substitue Monkeys" who take one's place. It is also believed that a wish written on the monkey's back will come true, earning them the additional nickname, "Wish Monkeys."

Basic Information

Address Nishinoshinya-cho, Nara 630-8334
Access JR Nara Station, Kintetsu Nara Station: 20 minute walk from JR Nara Station, 15 minute walk from Kintetsu Nara Station
Inquiries Nara Tourism Center: +81-742-22-3900
Parking Not available


Area Information

Nearby Locations

Nara Izumi Yusai

2 Nishi Terabayashi-cho, Nara City

Naramachi Koshi-no-Ie (lattice house)

44 Gangoji-cho, Nara City

Imanishi Shoin

24-3 Fukuchiin-cho, Nara City

Naramachi Karakuri Omochakan (mechanical toy museum)

7 Inyou-cho, Nara City

Nearby Accommodation

Ryokan Matsumae



Nara, Okukomoricho 4-1


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