Other spots related to Enku
Enku started to believe in Buddhism at Kayugawaji Temple, which was the temple set up to manage Hoshinomiya-jinja Shrine. It is on the left side of Enku Furusato-kan. It is not open to the public at the moment, but you can see it through the glass.
Hoshinomiya-jinja Shrine is one of the six Kouga Shrine surrounding Mt Kouga. This shrine has benefits for asthma and eye trouble. The combination of Shinto and Buddhism is still remained in this shrine.
(Enku Research Center)
A multi-purpose facility where the entire building is one of the largest sundials in the world. The Enku Research Center in the center provides exhibits related to Enku Buddha and information related to Enku nationwide.
A large rock on the left riverbank of the river valley, about 2km from the prefectural highway along the forest road along the river dry valley. It is about 8m wide, 6m long, and 2m thick, tilted about 30 degrees to the southeast, and area of 13.2 sq m. It is said that Enku received training here, carved Buddha statues, shed Buddha statues for food, and villagers who saw it carried food to him. There is a remain of a mansion upstream, and if you climb further, you will reach Mt Fukubegatake.
* Walk along the narrow forest road for about 120m from the parking area, and you will see Enku Rock. * The road is narrow along the way. The ground around Enku Rock is damp and slippery, so please wear comfortable shoes.
From Enku Research Center to Enku Furusato-kan, there is a walking path that connects places related to Enku. A road has a total length of about 7km. If you have time, it is recommended to walk leisurely.
A forest that spreads throughout Kayugawaji Temple, where Enku had been living since childhood. The clear stream Kayugagawa River is flowing, and the rich nature is surrounded by cedar forests over 100 years old. There is also a walking path where you can take a walk. In 2018, the forest of Hoshimiya-jinja Shrine, which is part of the Awakawa Forest, the tools and exhibits preserved at the Minami Furusatokan, and related books were the first in Gifu-ken to be selected as a forestry heritage by The Japan Forest Society.
Yanogabuchi is said to have been used by Fujiwara Takamitsu to exterminate demons. It is located in the forest of Kayugawa. It is a mysterious place with beautiful emerald green.