Mt. Kaimondake, Ibusuki

4.5
Dominating the surrounding scenery, Mt. Kaimondake offers hiking opportunities and panoramic views from the top of its volcanic cone. This dormant volcano is occasionally called "Satsuma Fuji" due to its resemblance to Mt. Fuji. Only one path marked with frequent rest stops leads to the summit, winding its way through a dense forest and over rocky terrain. Watch your step on the loose pumice stones and climb with the help of ropes over the trickiest sections. The long ascent will be rewarded with panoramic vistas of the coastline, the lake, and the outlying mountains. On a very clear day, Yakushima Island can also be seen from the top. Wear sturdy boots, sunglasses, a cap, and bring plenty of water. A visit to Mt. Kaimondake represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Ibusuki holiday planner to plot your vacation.
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  • It is seen from various places in the rice field from the west Oyama station and nagasaki nose from the middle of the road. And, it is a beautiful open-hearing dake from anywhere. The appearance of the cone which is called Satsuma Fuji. It doesn't seem to have erupted in 1200 years, but it seems to be about 10,000 times more amazing than Sakurajima when it erupts.
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  • Sakurajima is also famous, but the appearance of Mt. Kaimon was beautiful and impressive. It was heartbreaking to hear that a special attack crew had made a farewell to Kaisho-dake at the museum of the Peace Hall in Chimi, and that the special forces had traveled to the battlefield.
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