⑦ Mitokusan Sanbutsu-ji Temple (National Treasure, Nageiredo)
It is said that Mitokusan Sanbutsu-ji Temple (National Treasure, Nageiredo) was established 1300 years ago as a training site for Shugendo, when En-no-Gyoja prayed for 3 lotus flower petals to fall on sacred places of Buddhist and then one of the petals fell on Mt. Mitoku. The Sanbutsu-ji Temple, where Buddha, Amida, and Dainichi are enshrined, is located at the foot of the mountain. You will find the national treasure, Nageiredo at the back of the Mitokusan Sanbutsu-ji Temple, and the mysterious beauty on the sheer cliff attracts you. This is the oldest main shrine in existence in Japan, but the architectural method has been wrapped in mystery. As 2006 marked the 1,300th year since it was opened, Misasa-cho works for Mt. Mitoku, the place for mountain worship, to be declared a World Heritage site.