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Mount Kabuto (Kabuto-yama), Nishinomiya
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Mount Kabuto is a mountain in Nishinomiya, Hyōgo, Japan. It is located in the east end of the Rokko Mountains, and the height is 309.2m.OutlineMount Kabuto is a famous picnic spot in the Kansai metropolitan area. It is a monadnock of an extinct volcano that was last estimated to have erupted about 12,000,000 years ago. This mountain is in the Kabutoyama Forest Park.HistoryThe mountain is shaped like a helmet, 'kabuto' in Japanese. It has a long history as an object of worship by people around the mountain. Kanno-ji in the middle of the mountain is the place of worship of the mountain.According to Japanese myth, it is understood that because Empress Jingū buried her helmet when she went to subjugate Silla, a dynasty in the Korean Peninsula, this mountain was named 'Kabutoyama', literally "helmet mountain."Access Nigawa Station of Hankyū Imazu Line Kōyōen Station of Hankyū Kōyō Line
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  • Kotoen station off the housing via kabutoyama forest park, Kwansei Gakuin University, a little hike. Space becomes the trail followed the consecutive steps is near the top, but atop benches and squares, you can take a break.
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  • It is a dormant volcano in the Kansai area. It is in volcanic 12 million years ago is out of date. That came after the containment of activities of 2 million years eroded slightly only fire road around the crater shaped to remain has confirmed it. Also considered was originally the "mountain of God (kounoyama or cannoyama) is the origin of the name of the kabutoyama grows two large pine trees were used, there is a theory that it is named from its helmet-like shape, according to Taoka Hong Yat. As was stated in the article.
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  • Nishinomiya City has only Koyama. He long ago made by the eruption of Oyama "seems so named it as akin to half-round carapace of the (warlords). Picnic in the middle way since going up there. Hankyu Railway North looks better in Nishinomiya City look down from the mountaintop.
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