Quick Info: Mt. Kunimi 国見山

Mt. Kunimi 国見山, 1409m) near Oboke, Tokushima borders the Iya Valley (overlooking the famous Pissing Manikin) and is accessible by car. The hike is fairly gradual however there are a few short steep sections. At the top you'll find an emergency shelter, if you wish to stay the night, a shrine and a beautiful grassy... Continue Reading →

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Quick Info: Amegamori 雨ヶ森

Mt. Amegamori (雨ヶ森, 1387m) in Niyodogawa-cho, Kochi is a fairly straight forward day hike accessible by car. You'll pass through some old rice terraces, forests and a cave shrine. There is one section of exposed rock scrambling before the top. Key Information Trail-head: Iwagawa, Niyodogawa (Google Map link) Difficulty: Fitness (Grade 1-2: Easy-Moderate) Technical (Grade... Continue Reading →

Mt. Kobiso 小檜曽山 Winter Day Hike

This is a 5.2km day hike to Mt. Kobiso (小檜曽山, 1550m) starting at Kyobashira pass (京柱峠) in Otoyo-cho (本山町) in Kochi (Shikoku) and finishing at the same place. This hike crosses the prefectural border into Tokushima and gives a great view to Mt Miune, Tenguzuka and the Iya Valley. The Sasa grass covered peak is... Continue Reading →

Kuishiyama 工石山 Easy Day Hike

Not to be confused with the nearby (and more remote) mountain of the same name (see my Oku-Kuishiyama report), Kuishiyama is a 1176.4m peak located in the mountains north of Kochi city on the border with Tosa-cho. If you're looking for an easy half-day hike not too far from the city, that has beautiful scenery... Continue Reading →

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