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[Information on Enku-butsu]

Walk around the town of Enku's birthplace

Enku, an ascetic monk of the Edo period, carved as many as 120,000 Buddhist statues while touring the country. Though the carvings were rough, Enku-butsu have comforted many people with its affectionate smiles. Hashima-shi is said to be the birthplace of Enku, and accordingly, the Enku-butsu can be seen as a monument in front of the JR Gifu-Hashima Station and in the mural at the citizens hall. Enjoy walking around Hashima-shi, the "Town of Enku", to see the Enku-butsu.
Address 3-25 Asahira, Fukuju-cho, Hashima City, Gifu (Hashima City Citizens Hall), in front of "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen etc.
Phone Hashima City Tourism Association
+81-58-322-2303 (Japanese only)
Access Mural (Hashima City Citizens Hall): Take the Hashima Community Bus (red bus) from "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 3 minutes, and alight at "Shimin Kaikan".
Monument (In front of "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen): Alight at "Gifu-Hashima Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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