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Sightseeing information

Abundant nature and many historical heritages

Experience the warm people of Ena while exploring the rich nature and history.

We will introduce places loved by locals, such as Nakasendo Oi-juku, Ena, and Ena castle town, recommended by our service manager who grew up in Ena, a town full of nature and history.
Ena has many famous places full of history and nature, such as Nakasendo Oi-juku, Ena, Iwamura Castle, Sakaori Rice Terraces, and Japan's No. 1 rural landscape.
Please experience the kindness of the people of Ena for a once-in-a-lifetime chance during your trip.

Nearby sightseeing list

At Ichikawa, the 16th generation service manager serves as Oi-juku's "concierge" and provides tourist information and information on various events.
We will do our best to respond to consultations and requests so that customers can feel the afterglow of "It was fun" and "I want to come again".
Please do not hesitate to ask.
  • Surrounding sightseeing

    • 5 minutes walk from Ichikawa

      Nakasendo Hiroshige Museum of Art

      With a focus on Ukiyo-e prints by Utagawa Hiroshige and others,
      Works with the theme of "Hiroshige" and "Nakasendo" are mainly available.
      About 500 exhibits are replaced every month according to the plan,
      There is also a print experience corner.

      【Address】176-1 Oimachi, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture
    • 7 minutes by car from Ichikawa / Photo:Provided by Ena City Tourism Association


      In the Taisho era, as Japan's first power generation dam,
      The valley was created by damming the torrent of Kiso River.
      You can enjoy strangely shaped rocks and seasonal nature.

      【Address】Enakyo, Oimachi, Ena City Ena
    • 30 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Iwamura Castle Ruins

      Iwamura Castle, along with Takatori Castle (Nara) and Matsuyama Castle (Okayama),
      It is a famous castle that is counted as one of the three major mountain castles in Japan.
      Honmaru is in the castle of the feudal domains of Edo,
      It is located on the highest mountain of 721m above sea level,
      Because there is a lot of fog in the vicinity,
      It is also called "Kiriga Castle".

      【Address】Shiroyama, Iwamura Town, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture
    • 2 minutes on foot from Ichikawa

      Nakasendo Hishiya Museum

      We renovated and restored the Furuyama family residence, which was a powerful merchant house in Oi-juku.
      It is very close to its original state.
      Hishiya was designated as a cultural property of Ena City in 1997.

      【Address】60-1 Oimachi, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture
    • 20 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      The best rural landscape in Japan

      The Iwamura Basin has beautiful rural scenery,
      Old-fashioned tile-roofed farmhouses and earthen storehouses are scattered about.
      This landscape is the village category of "The 7th Japanese Village Landscape Contest".
      Received the Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Award, the highest award.

      【Address】Tomita, Iwamura-cho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture
    • 25 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Sakaori Rice Terraces

      The Sakaori Rice Terraces are located on the steep slopes of east-facing mountains at an altitude of 410m to 610m.
      In the "stone terraced rice field" where stone walls are piled up,
      About 400 years ago,
      It began to be built by craftsmen who build stone walls such as castles,
      In the early Meiji period, it was formed into its present form.
      It is also called "Senmaida".
      appreciated for its beautiful scenery,
      It has been certified as one of the 100 best terraced rice fields in Japan by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries.

      【Address】Nakanokatacho, Ena City, Gifu Prefecture
    • 35 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Japan Taisho Village

      In the town of Akechi, which was bustling with the production of raw silk,
      The buildings and the scent of Taisho romance still remain today.
    • 35 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Grandma City Yamaoka

      Local grandmothers
      Vegetables and handicrafts made with great care are sold here.
      Japan's largest wooden water wheel with a diameter of 24m, Origawa Dam, etc.
      There are many places to see.
    • 15 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Soba no Sato Rasseimisato

      Using local buckwheat flour,
      You can challenge yourself to make authentic soba.
      In addition, there is a sales corner for agricultural products and special products,
      It is always crowded with many people.
    • 30 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Juro Waterfall

      This waterfall named "Juro" in contrast to "Yoro" in Seino,
      There is a drop of about 10m, and you can play in the water even at the base of the waterfall.
    • 40 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Nakasendo Magome-juku

      It is the 43rd post station Nakasendo.
      A post town that prospered as the southern gateway to Kisoji.
      There are many attractions such as Fujison Memorial Hall, Eisho-ji Temple, Wakihonjin, and Museum.
    • 50 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Nakasendo Tsumagojuku

      This is the 42nd post station Nakasendo.
      The scenery of the post town has been revived by the preservation project of the historical townscape,
      It has been selected as an Important Preservation District for Groups of Traditional Buildings of Japan.
    • 50 minutes by car from Ichikawa

      Tajimi Mosaic Tile Museum

      As the birthplace of glazed porcelain mosaic tiles,
      Born in Tajimi cho, Tajimi City, which boasts the largest production volume in Japan,
      The Mosaic Tile Museum has all kinds of information about tiles,
      A museum that creates new possibilities.
      The building was designed by Terunobu Fujimori, an architect who is highly acclaimed worldwide for his original architecture.
  • Nakasendo Oi-juku

    • Hiroshige Utagawa"Kisokaido Sixty-nine Stations, Oi"


      Oi-juku is the 46th post station counting from Edo in Nakasendo 69.
      In the Edo period, Oi-juku prospered as a post station on Nakasendo.
      In particular, the Shimo-kaido road, which divides from here, has few ups and downs,
      It was a shortcut to Nagoya, and was often used by customers visiting Ise Shrine.
      When you go down the slope and enter the inn, the road turns round and round,
      Six of the seven towns are also making masu molds.
      According to an old story about the construction of this castle, it was planned to build a castle town here.
    • townscape

      The townscape continues with Yokomachi, Honmachi, Tatemachi, Chayamachi, and Hashiba.
      At that time, the streets in the town were relatively wide, and all the houses had thatched roofs.
      Many of the inns were farmers and merchants, and their business was prosperous.
      (From Mr. Saburo Ota, Chairman of the Gifu Prefectural Association for the Preservation of Historical Materials, "The Ancient Roads of Nohi")
  • Sightseeing map around Ichikawa