Only a few minutes away from Shinkyo Bridge there’s Kanmangafuchi Abyss, a gorge formed by the lava erupted from Mt. Nantai, on the Daiyagawa River.
A row of approximately 70 Jizos are lined up along the river. This group of Jizos is called “Bake-Jizo”, meaning Ghost Jizo, because legend has it that if you try to count them, each time you will end up with a different number.
Also, you will find the legendary “Kanman” characters that are said to be sculptured by Kobo Daishi, a skilled calligrapher.
The statues are across to the Botanical Garden, but it cannot be entered from the abyss.
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