Culture

Todoro Bridge
 
As a stone bridge, Todoroki Bridge, which has the largest arch diameter in Japan, and Deai Bridge, which has the second largest arch diameter are exist on the same river.
Moreover, it is a hidden scenic spot that bridge lining up next to each other!
Deai Bridge was completed in 1918.
Todoro Bridge was completed in 1934.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/PHL9fxTHk5XQRxht9

Inukai Stone Buddha
 
Fudo Myoo sitting statue carved on the cliff・
A cliff buddha with a statue of Nidoji engraved on it. It is a powerful rock wall that covers the back, but the face of Fudo Myoo is calm and impressive. A solemn place and it is a nationally designated historic site.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/bPfg5vTh6hCmcxN47

Korinji
 
It is a temple built in the 1600s AD.
Many people are waiting for the blooming of a large weeping cherry tree, which is about 300 years old.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/DUcTGLY2TydJ6Nka6

Kosako Magaibutsu
Dainichi Nyoraizo
 
Engraving the rock surface to create a rough image, the face and arms are made of clay, and the wrinkles of the costume are plastered.
It is very powerful because you can see it really close. It is a work of the latter half of the Kamakura period.
A tangible cultural property designated by the prefecture.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/bB4vReJJ7N3ucuJ78

Sugao Stone Buddha
 
A beautiful cliff buddha with a delicate carving, just like a wood carving. Five Buddha statues are carved on the rock centering on Amida Nyorai and it is a nationally designated historic site and an important cultural property.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/juYvoqaiGkEwyLb99

Hojoji
 
An old temple with a very beautiful garden has a history of 800 years. It is also famous for its autumn foliage and is a tangible cultural property designated by the city.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/JRdySB9r72aXjQEw7

Fukuji
 
It is a temple that prospered as a training ground for esoteric Buddhism and is famous for its huge Buddha and Hydrangea.
Fudo Myo, carved on the cliff, boasts a height of 11.3m and is the largest Buddha statue in Japan.
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/1uETKhrZ4dUb2A7z8

Kagura Hall
 
A facility for transmitting traditional performing arts unique to the town of Kagura.
Regular performances of traditional performing arts such as Kagura are held once a month
 
 
 
https://goo.gl/maps/PtYgUtoEvrJUBUZZ8

About the area

Bungo Ono and Sato no tabi (village journey)
 
 
A place where people, tradition and the present are connected and the trip that can be only done here. We named it “Sato no tabi” (village journey). Experience it slowly by train, by car, by bicycle or by walking.
 
 

Bungo Ono and Sato no tabi (village journey)
 
 
A place where people, tradition and the present are connected and the trip that can be only done here. We named it “Sato no tabi” (village journey). Experience it slowly by train, by car, by bicycle or by walking.
 
 


 
Towering mountains, beautiful canyons, cliffs and magnificent waterfalls. Bungo Ono is a place where various topography and geology can be seen and as a remnant of the Mt. Aso eruption that occurred 90,000 years ago.In such a unique land, we have grown rice and vegetables in the fields, cultivated shiitake mushrooms in the mountains, carved Buddha statues on stones, and danced Kagura to grow this “sato” (village).
Now, six JR stations connect various parts of the city, and five roadside stations are full of abundant agricultural products that can be harvested from them.
People come from abroad to walk along the satoyama path.
Training camp trips using abundant sports facilities are also increasing.
 
※Roadside station is the rest house located in the open roads equipped with parking lots, restrooms, restaurants and souvenir shops selling local products. 
 


7 towns in Bungoono