Ao-no-domon (Tunnel dug through the Kyoshu Peak)

Oita, Kyushu

Ao-no-domon (青の洞門, Tunnel dug through the Kyoshu Peak) is a nationally famous historic site. In the Edo era this was the only way to Rakanji Temple. But the way was very dangerous, so, a monk known as Zenkai spent 30 years digging this tunnel through the Kyoshu peak using just a chisel and a hammer. The tunnel is also well-known from Kan Kikuchi’s famous novel, “Onshu-no-Kanatani”.

Information

Address
Oita
Hours
None
Admission Fee
None
Closed
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Notes
[Parking] 100 parking spaces are available for free.
Directions
Take oita Kotsu bus to Kakisaka for 30 minutes from Nakatsu Station on JR Nippo Main Line, get off at Ao no Domon stop.

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