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 →

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 →

Mt. Kajigamori 梶ヶ森 Day Hike

This is a 14.9km day hike to Mt. Kajigamori (梶ヶ森, 1399m) starting near Toyonaga Station (豊永駅) and finishing near Ōtaguchi Station (大田口駅) in Ōtoyo-cho, Kochi, Shikoku. We took a small detour on the way up to go to the beautiful Leben Cafe for lunch (to make pizzas! booking information below). We also passed Ryuo-n-taki, one... 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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