Walking on Drift Ice
Considered by locals as the Mount Fuji of the west, Tottori’s Mount Daisen is the tallest peak in Japan’s Chugoku region at 1709 meters above sea level. A polygenetic volcano, the many eruptions and rockslides it has seen over the years have given rise to breathtakingly steep escarpments and stunning mountain vistas. Its incredible natural beauty was recognized when it became the nation’s third national park in 1922.
Designated as a special environmental protection area, Mount Daisen is home to a remarkable variety of flora and fauna, including the largest beech forest in western Japan, making it an ideal destination for nature lovers. From the cherry blossom-lined boulevards of Toyofusa in the spring to the verdant greenery and mystical sunsets at Kinmon in the summer; brilliant autumn foliage at Goenzan in the fall and snow-swept forests in winter—Daisen will greet visitors with unmatched natural beauty in all four seasons.
Of course, there’s more to do than just admire the scenery. Enjoy outdoor activities like canyoning, trekking, camping, skiing, and snowshoeing. Take part a in zen meditation class, go horseback riding, harvest luscious seasonal fruit, admire fireworks and festivals, and much, much more—the options are endless. Having won numerous awards for eco-tourism, Mount Daisen is sure to prove a magical destination for any lover of the outdoors. So why not travel there, and see what destiny awaits you?
Daisen is accessible from Yonago Airport, about a 90-minute flight from Tokyo.
Address: Daisen 40-33, Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori
+81-859-52-2502 (Only Japanese speakers are available.)