Mt. Kaimondake, Ibusuki

4.5
Dominating the surrounding scenery, Mt. Kaimondake offers hiking opportunities and panoramic views from the top of its volcanic cone. This dormant volcano is occasionally called "Satsuma Fuji" due to its resemblance to Mt. Fuji. Only one path marked with frequent rest stops leads to the summit, winding its way through a dense forest and over rocky terrain. Watch your step on the loose pumice stones and climb with the help of ropes over the trickiest sections. The long ascent will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the coastline, the lake, and the outlying mountains. On a very clear day, Yakushima Island can also be seen from the top. Wear sturdy boots, sunglasses, a cap, and bring plenty of water. A visit to Mt. Kaimondake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ibusuki holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • I climbed it for the first time on a sunny day between the rainy season. It walks from the parking lot to the climbing mountain entrance, and it is a departure from the second. The number of rocks increases from the seventh, and it becomes steep. I climbed slowly, so it took me four hours to go. The elderly people are climbing quite a bit, too. On the way, i could see the sea and the scenery was good, but the top was narrow, and it was difficult to eat rice, and it was difficult to boil water or cook it on.
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  • I came from Makurazaki and went around by car. I thought i'd be able to go around thinking if I could go because the road was getting narrower. The tunnel of the last to pass one car on the way continued, and it passed while pounding what to do when the oncoming car came. It was good to be able to see the whole though the kaishodake seen in the place where it came off and ran a little was a little hazy.
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