These terraced rice fields, with a history going back about 700 years, are known as the “Pyramid of Agriculture” and the “Stairway to Heaven.”
They are located in the upper watershed of the Tada River, a branch of the Sugihara River, at the southern foot of Mt. Sengamine. It is said that Mt. Sengamine was also called “Iwa Suwari Kami” (“Seat of the Gods”) Mountain by worshippers.
That name was later contracted to become “Isarigami.”
Even further into the mountains from Jinkoji Temple, there is a megalith standing more 10 m high, known as the Tower Stone. This is a symbol of worship.