In 1180, Yoritomo Minamoto raised an army to destroy the Taira family and revive the Minamoto family. He lost the Battle of Ishibashiyama, and guided by Sanehira Doi, hid in “Shitodo-no-Iwaya” (Shitodo Cave). Springwater flows down there and the rocks have become covered in moss.
The cave, where it is cool even in summer, has an enchanted atmosphere as it contains rows of statues of Kannon and stone pagodas.
From Yugawara Station, take the bus headed to Motohakone for about 40 minutes
The cave is a 10-minute walk from the Shitodo-no-Iwaya Iriguchi bus stop
Kajiya, Yugawara-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa, 259-0313
- Nearest Station
･ JR Tokaido Main Line
･ JR Ueno Tokyo Line
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