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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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  • Was up the hill when the Ikoma amusement park, which has a distinct taste of glories past, was closing down. The last train up, advertedly missing the last train down. The view over Nara is beautiful,...  more »
  • Ikoma mountain 642 m above sea level is low in Kansai's leading to the border of Osaka and Nara. Make it from anywhere, Higashi-Osaka City Yao, ikoma, and heguri-Cho, slow pace even if half a day is fine. Many people climbing on weekends, are crowded. Also, to rediscover the charm of Japan in the running course project, "run Nippon", was chosen ikoma mountain Boulder in ikoma, Nara Prefecture, running course by 10.
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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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