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Mt. Daisen, Daisen-cho

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Mount Daisen, is a volcanic mountain in Tottori Prefecture, Japan. It has an elevation of 1,729 metres. This mountain is the highest in the Chūgoku region, and the most important volcano on the Daisen volcanic belt: a part of Southwest Honshu volcanic arc, where the Philippine Sea Plate is subducting under the Amurian Plate.OutlineMount Daisen is a complex volcano, made by repeated volcanic activity over thousands of years. Eruptions in this area started 1.8 million years ago and resulted in Old Daisen some 500,000 years ago. The Mount Daisen of today, New Daisen, resulted from a second group of eruptions which started 50,000 years ago and ended 10,000 years ago in the caldera of Old Daisen. 50,000 years ago, this mountain had a plinian eruption from which volcanic ash can be found as far away as the Tohoku Region of Japan. Daisen is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan, and also one of the Chūgoku 100 mountains.History and religionMount Daisen, which stands directly on the Sea of Japan, was regarded as one of the most important mountains for Japanese Shugendō. According to the Izumo Kokudo Fudoki, completed in 733, it was called Ōkami-take, literally, Mountain of the great god.
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  • Went up to the top while I was riding a bicycle around Japan. It's worth stopping here and going to the top. I wouldn't be intimidated, the terrain isn't what I'd call difficult at all, and during sum...  more »
  • Felt so surreal when I was hiking all the way to the top. A bit of foggy which made it more tranquil. Absolutely love it. Get in touch with nature really helps with my mind. I passed by a lot of elder...  more »
  • Mount Daisen is near Yonago, there are many temples, shrines and other attractions around the mount. Tourist shuttles running between the JR station and those attractions. Better get a 1-day tourist p...  more »