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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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  • Mountain road up to 5th before is from the seventh stages of many rocks. See the Sea close in around and commanding location on the seaward side of the 8th or later is very nice. Trails on the slopes like a stack of rocks, a narrow road. Baseball boys and mountaineering groups to wedding here so a little slow. Shall not exceed 1000 m, panoramic view from the mountain top. When the weather is nice so seen Kirishima in Tanegashima, Yakushima Island and shore-side on the seaward side.
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  • Satsuma Fuji is far from well and windy day, just watched from the parking lot below. Then the car is circumference? I would like to acknowledges the misery of War Memorial and along the way has been around the foot, or rather, followed by a peaceful era now.
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  • 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 »