The uniquely shaped boulders here create a stunning sight, especially when taking in the sights from a boat while brilliant maple leaves light up the entire gorge!

Ena Gorge is a scenic area whose man-made lake was originally formed because of the construction of a dam downriver. It is a river valley where, in the spring, cherry blossoms bloom in full force and, in the fall, the cliffs blaze red and yellow with autumn leaves. Enjoying this scenery with the added feature of mysteriously shaped rocks dotting the area is particularly fulfilling from a cruise boat, which takes you around the lake for 30 minutes of incredible sightseeing.

One of the best places around Ena Gorge is the hot spring bath from where you can enjoy a fabulous view of the valley. Soaking in the bath in the early evening is highly recommended, as one can watch the setting sun in all of its glory. The Ena area is also famous for chestnuts and, therefore, for the Japanese sweet called kurikinton, a delicacy made from chestnuts that you simply must try!

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Basic Information


2709-104 Okudo, Oi-machi, Ena City, Gifu


【Bus】From Ena Station, board the Tohtetsu Bus on the Ena-kyo Line and get off at the "Ena-kyo" bus stop.
【Car】 20-minute taxi from JR Ena Station

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Pricing for Cruise Boats
・Adults: 1,500 yen
・Children (1-12 years old): 750 yen
・For group rates, reserve in advance

Telephone Number 0573-25-4800 (Enakyo Cruise)
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