Mt. Tsurugi, counted as one of Japan’s 100 Most Famous Mountains, is the second – highest peak in western Japan (1,955 m at the summit). It is also a sacred mountain that flourished as a major center of mountain worship. It was designated a national park in 1964, and it bustles with numerous mountain climbers due to is proximity and the ability of everyone from children to the elderly to climb it. On a clear day, you can see the Seto Inland Sea and distant Mt. Daisen (Tottori Prefecture) from the summit.
TEL:0883-68-2111 (Koyadaira Branch Office)
Mt. Tsurugi event information
Open mountain April 29
Mikoshi, Mochi Throwing
Momiji (Maple) Festival October 1 - 31
Tourist climbing lift
Business period Mid April to the end of November
Normal operation time
Minokoshi station AM9:00 – PM4:30
Nishijima station AM9:00 – PM4:45
Summer operation time
Minokoshi station AM8:00 – PM5:30
Nishijima station AM8:00 – PM5:45
Round trip Adult 1,860(JPY), Dwarf 870(JPY)
One way Adult 1,030(JPY), Dwarf 510(JPY)
205-2 Sugeoi, Higashiiya, Miyoshi City
Against the background of a clear blue sky and mountains of green, the white barked trees of Skeleton Forest, looking like Shirakaba( Japanese white birch), stand out greatly. At present, this peculiar landscape has become one of Mt. Turugi’s most representative sceneries.
The view on top of Mt. Tsurugi at a height of 1,955 m above sea level is simply fantastic, looking down on a sea of clouds in which the mountains of the Tsurugi Mounatain Range seem to float like small islands. This is truly a magnificent and wondrous scenery that is only found on Mt. Tsurugi.
The autumn leaves of Mt. Tsurugi fall from
the top of the mountain to the area around Minomoshi from the beginning to the
middle of October.
Unlike the beauty of the garden where people put their hands, the colorfulness of autumn leaves shows the beauty of nature. The beauty sometimes shows a form that people do not think about.
Gradation from yellow to red, autumn leaves change greatly depending on the time. Even in the morning view you get a different impression when you see it in the daytime or in the evening.
Kinrobai (Dasiphora fruticose) June to July
Kugaisou (Veronicastrum japonicum) Late June to July
Shikokufuro (Geranium shikokianum) July to August
Kirengeshoma (Kirengeshoma palmate) Late July to mid August
Rindo (Gentiana scabra) Late August to September
Reijinsou (Aconitum loczyanum) Late August to September