14 Sights in Ena, Japan (with Map and Images)
Explore interesting sights in Ena, Japan. Click on a marker on the map to view details about it. Underneath is an overview of the sights with images. A total of 14 sights are available in Ena, Japan.List of cities in JapanSightseeing Tours in Ena
1. Hiroshige Museum of Art
The Nakasendo Hiroshige Museum of Art is a public art museum located in Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Centered on Utagawa Hiroshige, the museum has about 1,500 ukiyo-e prints by Utagawa Kuniyoshi and others. Since ukiyo-e prints are sensitive to heat and light and cannot be permanently exhibited, they are open to the public as special exhibitions or special exhibitions throughout the year, focusing on items from the Tanaka Collection, Yoshimura Collection, and other collections.
Ōi-juku was the forty-sixth of the sixty-nine stations of the Nakasendō connecting Edo with Kyoto in Edo period Japan. It is located in former Mino Province in what is now part of the city of Ena, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. From Ōi-juku to the next post town, Ōkute-juku, there are 13 hills to pass over. Travellers using the Shitakaidō (下街道) often used Ōi-juku, too, as they travelled on to Makiganetsui (槙ヶ根追) afterwards.
3. Iwamura Castle
Iwamura Castle was located in the southeastern area of Mino Province in Japan. Its ruins can be found in the modern-day municipal subdivision of Iwamura, in Ena, Gifu Prefecture. Along with Takatori Castle in Nara and Bitchu-Matsuyama Castle in Okayama, it is regarded as one of the three best mountain castles, and at an elevation of 721 meters above sea level, it is one of the highest in Japan.
4. Takachigaya Castle
Takachigaya Castle (鷹撃谷城, Takachigaya-jō) was located in Shiro-no-kake (Japan castle) in Oi-machi, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. Ena City Designated Historic Site ("Oi Castle Ruins"). The designated name of the historic site is "Oi Castle Ruins", but another castle ruin on the site of Ena Municipal Oi Elementary School in the southeast is generally considered to be Oi Castle.
5. Sokyuji Temple
Sokyuji Temple (宗久寺) is a temple of the Soto sect whose main deity is Kanzeon Bodhisattva in Higashino, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Manmatsuyama. It is the 7th temple of the Ena 33 Kannon Sacred Ground and the 26th temple of the Chubu 49 Yakushi Sacred Ground.
6. Koanji Temple
Kōanji Temple (高安寺) is a temple of the Soto sect whose main deity is the Senju Kanseon Bodhisattva located in Nagata, Nagashima-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Taiyang Mountain. It is Zuigenji Sueji Temple and is the 3rd Kannon Sacred Site of Ena 33.
7. Chōkoku-ji Temple
Chōkokuji (長國寺) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Oimachi, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Inari. The main statue is Shakyamuni Buddha. It is the fourth temple of Ena 33 Kannon and an extra temple of the Chubu 49 Yakushi Sacred Ground.
8. Seiganji Temple
Seiganji Temple (久昌山 盛巌寺) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Tonomachi, Iwamura-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It used to be the Bodhi temple of the Iwamura feudal lord Ōyō Matsudaira clan. It is the 11th temple of the Ena 33 Kannon Sacred Ground.
Ryugoji Temple is a temple of the Rinzai sect Myoshinji school (Ryusen-ha) located in Akechi-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Mt. Daimyō. Buddha is the main worshipper. It is known as the Bodhi Temple of the Akechi Tozan clan of Hatamoto clan.
10. Entsuji Temple
Entsuji Temple (圓通寺) is a temple of the Soto sect located in Masaie, Nagashima-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Changchang Mountain. The main shrine is the Bodhisattva of Seikanzeon. It is the 33rd temple of Ena 33 Kannon Sacred Ground.
11. Chōeiji Temple
Chōei-ji (長栄寺) is a temple of the Soto sect whose main deity is the Seikanzeon Bodhisattva, located in Nakano, Nagashima-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain number is Hōchang Mountain. Ena 33 Kannon Sacred Site No. 2. Zuigenji Sueji.
12. Tozenji Temple
Tozenji Temple (東禅寺) is a temple of the Obaku sect whose main deity is the eleven-sided thousand-armed Kannon Bodhisattva, located in Oimachi, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture. The mountain number is Huiilsan. It is the first ticket office of Ena 33 Kannon.
13. Oi Castle
Ōi Castle (大井城, Ōi-jō) was located in Ōi-machi, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture Japan, Japan. In addition, the "Oi Castle Ruins", which is a designated historic site of Ena City, is not this castle, but "Takachigaya Castle" in the northwest.
14. Ryusoin Temple
Ryūsōin (晴雲山 隆崇院) is a Jodo sect temple located at 1450 Iwamura-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The stone chamber 1,000 Buddhas, a designated historic site in Ena City, are managed by Ryusoin.
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