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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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  • That climbing is hard, but can go by car to the hillside. Planting trees for the newlyweds or have heard. Because there is a cafe at the foot with herbal tea coetotono is quiet
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  • Mt. kaimon was portrayed in the manga I read when I was in elementary school, Hawk the Shiden-kai. I want to watch again. It was actually looking very beautiful mountain.
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  • Took part in the tour. Not climbed in a large number of people at your own pace and didn't view on the weather, so is also climbing when the weather is good.
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