Key information: Daisen
- This true cone of a volcano (and sacred peak) soars above the remote northern coast on the sea of Japan. Huge views.
- Rough terrain and quite a lot of virgin forest.
- You can hike the mountain in one long day, or continue and make a loop through rough, rugged landscape (with further fine views).
- Best months: 1st June (officially) to mid-November - July for flowers, Autumn for tree colours.
- Strenuous walking in remote mountains. Come fully prepared. A section in Lonely Planet's Trekking in Japan and a chapter in the charming if now quite old Trekking in Japan: an Adventurer's Guide to the Mountain Trails by Paul Hunt.
- Find the books and maps listed above, and many more:
- ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!
- Walkopedia rating84
- Natural interest17
- Human interest2
- Negative points0
- Total rating84
- Length: 1-2 days
- Maximum Altitude: 1,711m (the summit - inaccessible)
- Level of Difficulty: Strenuous
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