Sakayanagi, Chikobe-ga-ido,
and Tosakabuchi

Sakasa-yanagi, Chikobigaido and Tosagabuchi
(Images of Sakasa-yanagi, Chikobigaido and Tosagabuchi) Prefecturally-designated natural monuments/Municipally-designated historic sites

The Sakayanagi Pothole, also known as Chikobe-ga-ido (well of bloody head), is one of the legendary sites of Fujiwara-no-Chikata. The name of the well comes from the legend that Chikata and the four demons threw the heads of their vanquished enemies into the well. It is said that rain will fall if the water in the well is changed during a drought.

Sakayanagi, Chikobe-ga-ido, and Tosakabuchi


Approx. 20-minute drive from Aoyamacho Sta. on the Kintetsu Osaka Line


0595-52-5202 (Aoyama Branch, Iga-Ueno Tourist Association)


Takao, Iga City

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    (Image of Chikata Kutsu) Municipally-designated historic site

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