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Mt. Kaimondake, Ibusuki

Categories: Mountains, Nature & Parks
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4.5/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web
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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  • Mt. Kaimondake is a great day hike in the Kagoshima area. The people we did the hike with have done it several times in the last 10 years and according to them the trail conditions are constantly impr...  read more »
  • Found at the top of the mountain, but found beauty is 10 minutes. Blue sky a mountain found only in the clouds, but always accustomed no triangle in the mountains there is one stunning and you get tired. It erupted on the ground as it was beautiful.
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  • First of all, the sea just a mountain of surprise. And surprisingly with low height is 1000 m without thought. The figure stands for the sea, spread over a beautiful cone-shaped skirts of a Mountain Summit is hidden in the clouds, and was very beautiful.
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