Tsurugi-san and Traverse

  • Tsurugi shrine - © Flickr user- Run Mizumushi-Kun
  • Mt Tsurugi  - © Flickr user- Kumpei Shiraishi
  • Tsurugi shrine - © Flickr user- Run Mizumushi-Kun
  • Tsurugi shrine - © Flickr user- Run Mizumushi-Kun
  • Tsurugi shrine - © Flickr user- Run Mizumushi-Kun

Key information: Tsurugi-san and Traverse

    This 1,955m mountain, one of Shikoku's most sacred places, has a meadowy plain and religious buildings at its top.

    A good day  walk, but better to make it the first day of a superb three-day trek across the Tsurugi-san Quasi-National Park, following ridges and bagging 5 other peaks over 1,600m.

     

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating86
  • Beauty32
  • Natural interest15
  • Human interest10
  • Charisma31
  • Negative points2
  • Total rating86
  • Note: Neg: likely bad weather

Vital Statistics

  • Length: Day walk to 3 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,982m
  • Level of Difficulty: Variable

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Mt Tsurugi  - © Flickr user- Kumpei Shiraishi

WALK SUMMARY

This gentle-topped (albeit steep-sided) 1,955m mountain, one of Shikoku's most sacred places and the second-highest mountain in western Japan, has a meadowy plain and religious buildings at its top.

It makes for a good day walk, although, as it is accessible by chairlift, you won?t be alone at the top and will pass under the chairlift (and its music) en route.

Better to make it the first day of a superb three-day trek across the Tsurugi-san Quasi-National Park, following ridges and bagging 5 other peaks over 1,600m. Superb views for much of this walk across these wild mountains and their exceptionally deep gorges.

This is one Japan's wettest areas. Come prepared.

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Tsurugi shrine - © Flickr user- Run Mizumushi-Kun

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