Mount Ibuki

Mt. Ibuki rises from between the prefectural border of Shiga and Gifu Prefectures and the highest point stands at 1,377m. It is counted as one of Japan’s 100 most famous mountains and from the mountaintop you can see Lake Biwa, the Japanese Alps, the mountains Hira and Hiei, Ise Bay and much more. Mt. Ibuki is mentioned frequently in the ancient Japanese books Nihon Shoki and the Kojiki, and it is said that the legendary prince Yamato-Takeru ascended the peak to conquer the wrathful god of the mountain (Kojin), but was cursed with a disease by the god and had to heal his body in a spring here.


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