Kanman-ga-Fuchi Abyss

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Kanman-ga-Fuchi Abyss information

Lonely Planet review

Another quiet alternative is the 20-minute walk to Kanman-ga-Fuchi Abyss, a collection of jizō statues (the small stone statues of the Buddhist protector of travellers and children) set along a wooded path. It's said that if you try to count them there and back you'll end up with a different number, hence the nickname 'Bake-jizō' (ghost jizō ). Take a left after passing the Shin-kyō bridge and follow the river for about 800m, crossing another bridge en route.