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Mt. Daimanji, Washigamine Ridge, Tokage-iwa Trekking in Okinoshima Town

  • Area

    • Okinoshima Town
  • Genre

    • Guided Tours
    Explore the deep forest and unusual rocks!
    Standing at 608 m, Mt. Daimanji is the highest mountain in Okinoshima Town. Washigamine Ridge (560 m) and Tokage-iwa (Lizard Rock), which is 550 m above sea level, are near by.
    You can choose the one from the 3 trekking courses.

    On Mt. Daimanji, you can see the Chichi-sugi Japanese Cedar (about 800 years old) near the starting point of the trail. A variety of wildflowers can be observed here. Also, the maintanence of the pathway to Mado-sugi Japanese Cedar has recently been completed and now hikers can visit the location. On the top of the mountain, you can see Saigō Port area and all the way to Dōzen islands.

    Washigamine Ridge is a ridge with steep cliffs on three sides. Byobu-iwa (Folding Screen Rock), an 80-meter-high rock formed of columnar joints, is visible from the lookout point at the end of the trail. According to a legend, a hole in the side of the cliff face is a place of tengu (a legendary creature in Japanese folklore) worship.
    An unexplored natural forest featuring around 800 giant Japanese cedar trees stretches over the nearby area.

    Tokage-iwa (Lizard Rock) is a strangely-shaped rock that looks like a lizard climbing the mountain. This rock is made up of a type of rock called anorthoclase phonolitic trachyte; only in a few places in the world can one see this type of rock in such a huge size. At the trailhead, you might be able to see Oki Salamander, an endemic species only found in Okinoshima Town.

    *Please be aware that in some places you will have to use ropes and climb a steep rockface.
    *The guide can meet you at your accommodation and help you navigate as you drive your rental car, or you can meet at the trail entrance. Please inquire when making a booking.

    *Prior booking necessary.
    *Instructions and guiding in simple English only but international visitor friendly.

    Basic information

    Year-round, excluding August
    1-4 persons: JPY 20,000
    Additional person: JPY 5,000 per person
    3〜4 hr for each location
    Morning session: from 9:00
    Afternoon session: from 13:00
    Essential items
    Hiking apparel (long-sleeved shirts and trousers), hiking boots or sturdy shoes suitable for hiking, hat, backpack, hiking gloves, rain gear, towel, sunscreen, snacks and something to drink.
    Meeting place
    Decided upon booking
    Additional notes
    *The tour might get cancelled due to bad weather or weather warnings (strong rain, lightning).

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