Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, Misasa-cho

4.3
#1 of 91 in Historic Sites in Tottori Prefecture
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Climb up the cliff using a large chain and snake-like tree roots at Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, an ancient religious training ground for ascetic monks since the early 700s. This Japanese national treasure will reward you with sweeping views of Mount Mitoku, a series of charming stone statues, a dancing deity, and a copper mirror showing images of gods. At the end of a steep, 900 m (2,952 ft) long hike across cascades falling over moss-covered boulders and massive slabs of rock, you will reach a wooden observation platform carved into a steep cliff. Only those with hiking boots or shoes with rugged soles will be allowed to climb. Bring water and gloves. Work out when and for how long to visit Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple and other Misasa-cho attractions using our handy Misasa-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • A life-time unforgettable experience! In fact, rock-climbing is not my first time, but a non-trivial rock-climbing followed by the visit to several temples is unprecedented, and very unlikely to...  more »
  • Entrance to the main temple is on the opposite side of road from the carpark. You have to walk up more than 100 steps to reach the main hall, from there you can decide if you want to risk for the...  more »
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