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Mt. Daisen Overview

  • Mt. Fuji lives in the East. Mt. Daisen lives in the West. Hailed among many eco-friendly travelers as the mountain to visit, Mt. Daisen brings the world’s people together to enjoy the awesome power of nature.

    As a national park since 1936, Mt. Daisen stands as one of the greatest summits in Japan. The tallest peak in the Chugoku region at 1,729 meters, Mt. Daisen has a surrounding landscape fit for a variety of eco-tours, award-winning gardens, and stress-melting nature spots, such as streams, lakes and dunes. With numerous options for exploring the volcanic Mt. Daisen, you can experience deep connection with nature. By putting yourself in nature’s place, you begin to explore yourself. You might find yourself riding the waves of past memories and the steps you took throughout your life to get where you are today. There is a reason Mt. Daisen has maintained its air of mystery from antiquity!

    The author of the popular manga, “Ge Ge Ge no Kitaro”, often referred to the mystery of Mt. Daisen in his blurred vision of humanity and spirits living side-by-side. Pop culture pulled this insight from the “Kojiki”, one of Japan’s oldest books, which has greatly influenced Shinto practices. In this ancient text, Mt. Daisen is seen as the source, often referred to as God itself.

    Beyond respecting the energy of nature, many tourists visit here to contribute to environmental sustainability. This demand is fed with top quality ecotourism. In fact, the International Ecotourism Conference was held in Tottori in 2013.

    Some of the activities you can enrich your trip with include trekking, cycling, kayaking, and climbing. Specific to Mt. Daisen, you can participate in downhill mountain biking as well as joining a spiritual walk through the surrounding forests. While moving your body you can feel apart of nature with minimal impact. You may find yourself wide-eyed as you pass by the massive trunks of Japanese Cedar and Beech trees. The ancient atmosphere that has survived the erosion of time permeates everything you do around Mt. Daisen. Many have found themselves more connected to the community and more deeply invested in their relationships after a reinvigorating trip here.

    If you have long questioned how your travels have impacted the environment or the local communities, a trip to Mt. Daisen might settle your worries. The strong emphasis on ecotourism is found everywhere in this area, from the countless outdoor activities to the art-inspiring spirituality flowing from the landscape. Once you go here, you will understand why the ancients regarded Mt. Daisen as a god.

    Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Higashihonjichou
    Mt. Daisen
    Tottori Pref. Saihakugundaisenchou Daisen
    Daisen-Oki National Park
    Tottori prefecture, Shimane prefecture, Okayama prefecture
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