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Mt. Kaimondake, Ibusuki

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Dominating the surrounding scenery, Mt. Kaimondake offers hiking opportunities and panoramic views from the top of its volcanic cone. This dormant volcano is occasionally called "Satsuma Fuji" due to its resemblance to Mt. Fuji. Only one path marked with frequent rest stops leads to the summit, winding its way through a dense forest and over rocky terrain. Watch your step on the loose pumice stones and climb with the help of ropes over the trickiest sections. The long ascent will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the coastline, the lake, and the outlying mountains. On a very clear day, Yakushima Island can also be seen from the top. Wear sturdy boots, sunglasses, a cap, and bring plenty of water. Put Mt. Kaimondake at the forefront of your travel plans using our Ibusuki trip builder.
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Where to stay in Ibusuki

The main resort town of the southern extreme of the peninsula, Ibusuki has a number of accommodations to cater to its guests. Because of the town's focus on its geothermal spas, the primary accommodations here include such facilities on site, including sand baths and traditional Japanese bathhouses, known as "onsen." You'll find the greatest number of choices to the east of the train station along the coast. Some more budget-friendly options exist, particularly the campsites further up the coast to the north.
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  • This volcano has not had an eruption since 885, and is most beautiful viewed from a distance, either at sunrise or sunset. If you want to trek to the top or around the 924 meter high volcano, be sure ...  more »
  • Well it is very difficult to explain the beauty of Mt. Kaimondake. This is the last volcano of main land Japan. As this resemble Mt. Fuji this volcano is also known as Satsumafuji. Satsuma is old name...  more »
  • Having driven around the flanks of the volcano, we got some great ocean views along the West side. An old tunnel you go through on the South West side makes for a interesting drive.  more »