Towering at 1,729 meters, Mt. Daisen is the highest peak in the Chugoku region, and is often referred to as “Hoki Fuji'' for its resemblance to the country’s most-famous mountain in Japan, and is designated as Daisen-Oki National Park. Mt. Hoki-daisen is known for its seasonal beauty; spring flowers and summer alpine plants, autumn foliage and winter snow. Mt. Hoki-daisen's Natsuyama Hiking Course is popular among both climbers and hikers, especially in summer, when the roundtrip journey through the peak’s highlands offer a welcome respite from the heat. Visit nearby Daisenji Temple, which has a history of more than 1,300 years, and stop by one of the area's many hot springs, like Yonago Onsen and Kaike Onsen.
Duration 1day / 5.5hours
Highest Point 1,709m
Elevation Gain 957m
Horizontal Distance 5.6km
* Duration is an estimate and may vary depending on route and pace.
Reference: Hike of a Sacred Mountain, Mt. Hoki-daisen; Round Trip from the Natsuyama Hiking Course
It is about 50 minutes to Daisenji Temple from JR Yonago Station by bus or taxi.