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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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  • Parked the car again and took a picture. Very polite Concierge in magnificent nature. I think the best tourism places.
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  • 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. 
  • I was almost discouraged from trying to do this hike because of the logistical challenges of getting a train to Kaimon at a reasonable hour to complete the hike. Then I figured out that you can rent a...  more »