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In the quiet atmosphere overlooking the village, you can experience meditation with the guidance of the priest. Senkoji in the limelight as a sacred place for animation, Jujutsu Kaisen.


Senkoji is an ancient temple founded approximately 1,600 years ago by Ryomen Sukuna of Hida Province. Some 400 years later, Shinnyo Shinno, one of the ten great disciples of Kobo Daishi, erected a new building on the site. Because the temple houses many Buddha statues made by Enku, it has become widely known in recent years as “the temple of the Enku Buddhas.”
At the height of its glory, the temple had nineteen buildings and maintained thirty branch temples within Hida Province. However, when Takeda Shingen of Kai Province invaded Hida Province during the Sengoku period, the temple was enveloped in flames and all of the buildings were burnt to the ground. The current buildings are said to have been reconstructed at the end of the 16th century by Lord Kanamori Nagachika, the lord of Takayama Castle.
The Enku Temple Treasure Hall is located near the Daijimon Gate and displays sixty-four of Enku’s Buddha statues. Enku is said to have carved 120,000 Buddha statues over the course of his life. He spent time at Senkoji and carved many statues there. He used local timber as his raw material, often utilizing the knots in the wood and the rough-cut cross sections in the condition in which he found them. The life force in the wood can be felt directly, so even today the statues continue to appeal to the hearts of visitors.

  • Information

    Number of persons     5 and more
    Time 1.5 hours  / From 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 
    Booking Deadline By 5:00 p.m. 3 days before you wish to experience
    Fee 8,700 yen/person   w/ tax 
    Place 25 min.  by car from Takayama Station
    Booking Method Please add items to the cart or mail to
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