Mount Kaimon

  • Mount Kaimon - © Flickr user Samuel Bletenholz
  • Trail up Mount Kaimon - © Walk Japan
  • Aerial Photo of Kaimondake - © Wiki user Ray_Go
  • Kaimondake from the sea - © Wiki user PENTAX K10
  • Mount Kaimondake - © Flickr user Samuel Bletenholz
  • View from Mount Kaimon-dake with plaque demaking Crown Prince Naruhito"s visit - © Flickr user Samuel Bletenholz

Key information: Mount Kaimon

    • The perfect cone of the dormant volcano Mt looms near Kagoshima on the far western coast of Kyushu.
    • A long trudge, but not the miserable, slidey slog some volcanoes can be. Your reward will be huge views of the surrounding countryside and seas.

Walkopedia rating

  • Walkopedia rating85
  • Beauty33
  • Natural interest18
  • Human interest2
  • Charisma32
  • Negative points0
  • Total rating85

Vital Statistics

  • Length: 4-5hrs
  • Maximum Altitude: 924m
  • 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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View from Mount Kaimon-dake with plaque demaking Crown Prince Naruhito's visit - © Flickr user Samuel Bletenholz

WALK SUMMARY

The perfect cone of the dormant volcano Mt Kaimon (its resemblance to famous Fuji has not gone unnoticed) rises straight from the sea to loom over the Kagoshima area on the far western coast of Kyushu. It last erupted in 885AD.

 

A long trudge, but not the miserable, slidey slog some volcanoes can be. Although the mountain is steep, the trail winds around it rather than lapsing into dreary switchbacks. Your reward will be huge views of the surrounding countryside and seas.

 

Our friends Walk Japan do an excellent sounding Kyushu expedition which includes both this area and the very special island of Yakushima.

 

This page is at an early stage of development. Please help us by making suggestions and sending photos! Thank you!

 

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Trail up Mount Kaimon - © Walk Japan

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Kaimondake from the sea - © Wiki user PENTAX K10...
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