Washigamine Ridge Hiking Trail Guided Tour

Explore the deep forest and unusual rocks!

*This trail is currently undergoing some works, and is not accessible. To be reopened later in the year.
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. Other places of interest along he trail is Tokage-iwa (Lizard Rock) Lookout Point and the habitat of the endemic species of salamander, Oki Salamander.


Trail length: 5 km


*Please be aware that in someplaces 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 enterance. Please inquire during booking.

Information

Season
Year-round
Session Time
Morning Session: 9:00 am
Afternoon Session: 1:00 pm
Duration
4 hr
Price
JPY 15,000 per guide (max. 8 persons)
Clothes
sports or hiking shoes, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt and a windbreaker
Precautions
*The tour might get cancelled due to bad weather or weather warnings (strong rain, lightning).
Organizer
Oki Geopark Tour Desk
Meeting place
Nakadani Car Park
Meeting place Access
From Saigō Port
50 min by car
Meeting Place Map
Venue
Same as the meeting place

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