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Mt. Ikoma, Ikoma

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Mount Ikoma is a mountain on the border of Nara Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture in Japan. This mountain is the highest peak in the Ikoma Mountains and the height is 642 meters.OutlineMount Ikoma is a part of Kongō-Ikoma-Kisen Quasi-National Park. The mountain is one of the most famous picnic spots in the Kansai region. On the top of the mountain, there are many TV towers for broadcasting to the Kansai region and Ikoma Sanjo Amusement Park.HistoryMount Ikoma was an important object of worship for ancient Japanese people. On the east foot of the mountain, Ikoma Jinja, literally 'Shrine for Mount Ikoma,' has been extant since the 5th century. The mountain and the Hozan-ji Temple near the summit were traditionally celebrated as national scenery and included in well-known woodblock series such as the "Sixty-eight National Views." After the Second World War, the west foot of the mountain started to host Korean religious institutions serving the spiritual needs of Korean immigrants and residents of Korean descent, mostly women.The city itself was transformed by the Kintetsu train tunnel. Pilgrims and visitors to the temple grew, as well as tourist-related inns and eating establishments. After the Pacific War, the area below the temple developed into an active red-light and entertainment district. The local geisha prospered.
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  • Went to NARA ikoma mountains in its sunset. Watching the scenery from the top and walked. Very good movement.
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  • Ishikiri station on Kintetsu Line in Zushi Valley course straight to the top of Mt. ikoma, early in the walk an hour, ambled, is approximately 1.5 hours. Along the way, nail 切地 Kura, ishikiri Shrine on Temple Guanyin, water and herbal medicine plant, XING Fu: places. Quickly climbed up to top 642 m,, ikoma Sanjo amusement is the goal. The crust mountaintop!, mini SL rail back. This is quite amazing.
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  • 許多人絕對會忽略這地方,生駒,介於大阪和奈良之間,但他確實有很多可看之處,這座山有登山車、有遊園地、有寶山寺甚至是散發著異色的生駒新地,許多關西交通票卷,像是KTP,都可以免費搭乘登山車,建議如果有時間,或是關西已經沒啥地方可去了,可以來這走走,體驗不同的情調。  more »