This tiny bridge is the only suspension bridge in Minamiboso and lies amidst the quiet countryside of the Masuma area. Follow the narrow paved road along the little stream and you will find a small temple called Sawayama Fudo, with the charming bridge situated in front. Going down to the river, the presence of Shimenawa or sacred straw rope indicates that practitioners used to train here under the waterfall. In a month’s time, this will be a spot to see the autumn foliage.
Up on the hill of Oyama area, Kamogawa
City, Oyama Fudo gives a great view looking down the beautiful rice fields and
houses below. The Temple once belonged to Tendai sect, was connected to
Shintoism and animism, and flourished as a training center for monks. The
dragon carvings in Fudo Hall are by Nami no Ihachi, the local artisan from the
Edo period, and are designated as an cultural asset by Chiba Prefecture. It can
be a nice place to visit in an autumn afternoon.