At 1709 meters, The National Park is The Highest Mountain in Chugoku Region
It is designated a national park of Japan for its magnificent landscape. Mt. Daisen also has been chosen as the third greatest summits in Japan behind Mt. Fuji and Mt. Yari (Yarigatake) at "The Japanese Greatest Summits Ranking" held by NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization. The number of climbers in August 2010 was 11,900.
Daisen has been regarded as a god itself since the ancient Jomon and Yayoi eras, and one of the most important mountain for Japanese Shugendo. Climbing the mountain used to be severely prohibited until the Edo period. As a result, Mt. Daisen boasts the largest beech forest in western Japan. There is a Buddist temple Daisenji in the middle of the mountain. Just above the temple is Ogamiyama Jinja (the shrine of the mountain of the great god).
|Address||Daisen 40-33, Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori|
|Phone||0859-52-2502 (Daisen Information Center)|
|Station||JR Yonago Station|
|Access||45min drive from JR Yonago Station, 50min bus ride for Daisenji Station by Nikko Bus from JR Yonago Station|
View Mt. Daisen Area in a larger map
Finding natural wonders to compete with Japanese cultural treasures
Visiting the stage of ancient Shinto mythology
Festivals, traditions and history
The Hitchhiker's Guide: Hitchhiking around Mt. Daisen
7-min. ride will take you to the hill with a full view of Mt. Daisen area
A fully-equipped Information Center with bathroom, dressing room, nursing room and Wi-Fi wireless networking
The longest stone-flagged approach in Japan is the best place for a stroll.
One of the 100 Best Water of the Heisei Period in Japan