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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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  • The figure appears in ibusuki city here and there. The Satsuma Fuji. Come from the sea and a beautiful cone shape is beautiful! Approximately 800 meters elevation. Around in the forest covered with MOSS. Intently in a climb fairly hard, but not particularly dangerous, a good vantage point along the way, and then look under the sea, fresh. Great views from the top! And the weather is nice, you'll see Yakushima Island and Iwo Jima.
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  • So we drive to Mt. kaimondake and go near the mountains looming, touched by a majestic mountain. Day trip hot spots see Mt. kaimondake, so take a look at the hot springs, while expressions.
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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 »