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Climbing Mt. Daisen

Mt. Daisen is a volcanic mountain located in Tottori Prefecture. It is the highest in the Chugoku region with an elevation of 1,709 meters. 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 Japan's national public broadcasting organization(NHK). In August 2010, approximately 20,000 people climbed the mountain.

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 Shrine (the shrine of the mountain of the great god).
Application form is a must to submit before climbing. Please visit Daisen Information Center before climbing and submit climbing application form.