Until the end of the Edo period, Iwamoto-ro was called Iwamoto-in.
As administrator of Enoshima, this Buddhist temple supervised the main shrine and two other temple-shrine sites.
It authorized permits and approvals for the island’s activities, including lodgings.
During this time, when Benzaiten worship was popular, Iwamoto-in thrived as a lodging site for visiting imperial envoys, shoguns and daimyo (feudal lords).
It is said that Benten Kozo, one of the five characters in a popular Kabuki play, was modeled after a servant at Iwamoto-in.
Only accessible to guests