Oddly-shaped Rocks at Iwaya


Starting with the 54 meter (177 feet) tall Rock of Gongen, giant, impressive, and oddly-shaped rocks (such as the Rock of Umanokubine, the Rock of Kasane, the Rock of Eboshi, and the Rock of Miharashi) tower over the surrounding scenery in Iwaya Park, which was once a temple lodging for mountain ascetics. In order to become one with Buddha, mountain priests would shut themselves inside the caves of of Mount Hoshu to perform such religious austerities as fasting, meditating, and reading sutras. Iwaya Shrine and Kumano Shrine in the park have been designated Important Cultural Assets by the government.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 838-1700 福岡県朝倉郡東峰村大字宝珠山4141
Address In Iwaya Park, Toho Village, Asakura County, Fukuoka
Price Free
Access 5 minute drive from JR Chikuzen Iwaya Station

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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