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Saya-no-Nakayama Pass

The Nakayama Pass is famous for the legend of the ”stone that cries at night”, one of the seven mysteries in the Enshu area. Kyuenji Temple is also located along this pass, where the Lord of the Kakegawa Castle, Yamanouchi-Kazutoyo, welcomed Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of the Tokugawa Shogunate in Japan. Ogiya, a souvenir shop next to the temple sells candies similar to those a legendary priest is believed to have fed a child he fostered. The stretch of the pass between Kanaya and Kakegawa is also a hiking trail that offers a beautiful view of expansive tea fields in the Makinohara Highland below. Monuments with inscriptions of poems by famous Japanese poets such as Matsuo Basho and Saigyo can also be seen along the trail.

Basic Information


Saya-no-Nakayama Pass

Postal Code



Sayoshika Kakegawa City




Large Bus Parking

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Toilet Facilities

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Free Wi-Fi

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Eating & Drinking

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If coming by the Tokai Shinkansen:

Kakegawa Station

If driving (Tomei Expressway):

Kakegawa IC

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