Daisen

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  • PhoTones Works  - © Takuma Kimura flickr user
  • Mt. Daisen - © mstkeast flickr user
  • Daisen  - © inunami flickr user
  • Mt. Daisen - © Saku Takakusaki flickr user
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  • Daisen  - © cotaro70s
  • girl 05  - © mstkeast flickr user
  • Daisen  - © Yoshizumi Endo flickr user
  • Daisin-in belltower - © Chris Gladis flickr user
  • Door to the unkown  - © Memories of the Far East flickr user
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  • Mt. Daisen (Tottori) 2008  - ©  Naoki HAMAGUCHI flickr user
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  • Mt. Daisen - © mstkeast flickr user
  • Mt. Daisen - © mstkeast flickr user
  • Mt. Daisen - © mstkeast flickr user

Key information: Daisen

    • This true cone of a volcano (and sacred peak) soars above the remote northern coast on the sea of Japan. Huge views.
      • Rough terrain and quite a lot of virgin forest.
        • You can hike the mountain in one long day, or continue and make a loop through rough, rugged landscape (with further fine views).
          • Best months: 1st June (officially) to mid-November - July for flowers, Autumn for tree colours.
            • Strenuous walking in remote mountains. Come fully prepared. A section in Lonely Planet's Trekking in Japan and a chapter in the charming if now quite old Trekking in Japan: an Adventurer's Guide to the Mountain Trails by Paul Hunt.
            • Find the books and maps listed above, and many more:
            • ANYONE GOT ANY GOOD PHOTOS? WE WOULD BE DELIGHTED TO POST THEM!

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating84
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest17
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating84

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 1-2 days
  • Maximum Altitude: 1,711m (the summit - inaccessible)
  • Level of Difficulty: Strenuous

This walk description page is at an early stage of development, and will be expanded over time. Your comments on this walk, your experiences and tips, and your photos are very welcome.

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