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Gifu-Hashima Station 

[Naka Kannon-do Hall / Hashima Enku Museum]

"Enku-butsu" Buddhist statues: Simple but expressive

Safely enshrined in Hashima in Gifu you will find 17 Buddhist statues carved by the Edo-period monk Enku, who is said to have been born in the city. The Buddhist statues are examples of the powerful style called "Enku-butsu", and they all wear expressions filled with deep affection. They offer a taste of the work of Enku, who during his lifetime carved as many as 120,000 Buddhist statues all over Japan.
Address 526 Kaminaka-cho Naka, Hashima-shi, Gifu
Phone +81-58-398-6264 (Japanese only)
Opening hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Holidays Every Monday
Admission fee Adults 300 yen, Junior high school students and under Free
Access From "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen, walk for approx. 2 minutes to Meitetsu "Shin-Hashima Station". Take the Meitetsu Hashima Line / Takehana Line for approx. 4 minutes and alight at "Hashima Shiyakusho Mae Station". Take the Hashima City Community Bus Nanbu Line for approx. 9 minutes and alight at "Nakaku Teiryujo".
URL http://hashimakanko.jp/guide/temple.html (Hashima City Tourism Association)

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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