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Mt. Daisen


At 1709 meters, The National Park is The Highest Mountain in Chugoku Region

Mt. Daisen
Distant view of Mt. Daisen
West wall of Mt. Daisen from Milk no Sato
Kitanizawa mountain stream
South wall and autumn leaves of Kagikake Hill
Walking in the snow
Mt. Daisen and the sea of Japan

Mt. Daisen is a volcanic mountain located in Tottori Prefecture, Sanin Region of Japan. It is the highest in the Chugoku region with an elevation of 1,709 meters. In addition to the colorful changes of four seasons, Mt. Daisen changes its shape vastly depending on which side of the mountain the viewer is standing on.

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).

AddressDaisen 40-33, Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori
Phone0859-52-2502 (Daisen Information Center)
StationJR Yonago Station
Access45min drive from JR Yonago Station, 50min bus ride for Daisenji Station by Nikko Bus from JR Yonago Station

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Ecotourism Daisen

Finding natural wonders to compete with Japanese cultural treasures

Mysterious Daisen

Visiting the stage of ancient Shinto mythology

Traditional Daisen

Festivals, traditions and history

Friendly Daisen

The Hitchhiker's Guide: Hitchhiking around Mt. Daisen

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Daisen Masumizu Kougen


7-min. ride will take you to the hill with a full view of Mt. Daisen area

Daisen Information Center


A fully-equipped Information Center with bathroom, dressing room, nursing room and Wi-Fi wireless networking

Ogamiyama Shrine


The longest stone-flagged approach in Japan is the best place for a stroll.

Jizodaki no Izumi


One of the 100 Best Water of the Heisei Period in Japan

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