Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, Misasa-cho

Climb up the cliff using a large chain and snake-like tree roots at Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple, an ancient religious training ground for ascetic monks since the early 700s. This Japanese national treasure will reward you with sweeping views of Mount Mitoku, a series of charming stone statues, a dancing deity, and a copper mirror showing images of gods. At the end of a steep, 900 m (2,952 ft) long hike across cascades falling over moss-covered boulders and massive slabs of rock, you will reach a wooden observation platform carved into a steep cliff. Only those with hiking boots or shoes with rugged soles will be allowed to climb. Bring water and gloves. Work out when and for how long to visit Mitokusan Sanbutuji Temple and other Misasa-cho attractions using our handy Misasa-cho trip itinerary planner.
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  • When you come in the morning 3 again here is a must-see. I visited is 11 months. That was beautiful during this season can not afford such views as tough mountain passes. Really impressed to do pass along the way, climbing the rocks through chain (in the past taking accidents), and the path along the cliff, it's bad "as a national treasure in Japan is dangerous" and said the only narrow road and suddenly emerges. With the thought that I walked there is training for the Shugendo mountain climbed. There is strength and perseverance by all means try.
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  • I went up in December. I was a bit skeptical as I had some walking problem due to inflamed knee but I put on a knee bandage as I was looking forward to this. It was wet due to rain the day before but ...  more »
  • Had been like a national treasure. It is a dangerous place, the wreck also name. Recent exercise was enough, so I was worried about, but proceeded properly and keeping in mind that there might be a risk. Certainly had force is a necessary part in the arduous, arrived to launch in about an hour! There was no odd sense of accomplishment! It is gone! Return journey is slippery descent out won't come out until the end. Equipped with a non-slip shoes and gloves is mandatory!
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