Mt. Daisen

Western Japan’s Premiere Mountain Climbing Spot
The area was hallowed ground for mountain Buddhism and was closed to visitors until the Meiji Restoration. It still contains much unspoiled landscape. Ever-popular for forest bathing and nature hikes, the mountain has long been an aspiration for climbers as well. Typically, an annual summer opening festival is held in the first week of June, heralding the arrival of serious climbers throughout summer. Between the calls of birds and the smell of greenery all around, a climb up Mt Daisen is a sense experience for the whole body. On a clear day, the Sea of Japan, Yumigahama Peninsula, and Nakaumi are visible, providing a sightseeing experience from a completely different perspective. If you find climbing too strenuous, easier trails and hiking and walking courses through the beech forest are another option.

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