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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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  • For the first time came in Tottori Prefecture. From Okayama station on the express and even the left curve in front of the Yonago greatly since first on your right after also left hōki Fuji clean looks. It is depending on the weather.
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  • Tourists are fairly large temple, restaurants and souvenir shops. Oyama soba noodles to eat here, I drank coffee. Recommended fall foliage season is Dashan mountains, so 10 months late at their best I come visit
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  • is a volcano of 1700 m. Matsue bypassed going to Yonago from Matsue, great mountain running and looked it. And snow on the top, very nice.
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