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Daisen National Park, located in Daisen-cho, Saihaku-gun, Tottori Prefecture (50 minutes by car from Yonago), is the highest mountain in the Chugoku region. There are sightseeing spots known for their magnificent scenery, rich nature, spring and summer greenery, and autumn leaves, which are dynamic ...

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What is Daisen?

Mt. Daisen, located in the Oki National Park, is the highest mountain in the Chugoku region with young leaves and fresh greenery at an altitude of 1,709 m (Japan's 100 Famous Mountains). Climbing is popular throughout the year, but especially during the ``Daisen Natsuyama Opening Festival'' held in June, many climbers visit Mt. Daisen in summer. Each of the four seasons on Mt. Daisen has its own charm, and you can enjoy each season's attractions, such as the chirping of birds and young leaves and fresh greenery in spring, the summer escape from the heat, and the panoramic view of the entire mountain turning yellow and red in autumn.

Daisen climbing

How to get to Mt. Daisen

How to get from Haneda Airport to Yonago Airport/Yonago Station (by plane)

Airplane Domestic Flight (ANA) Information

Fly from Haneda Airport to Yonago Airport. There are six direct flights a day from Haneda Airport to Yonago Airport. The airline is All Nippon Airways (ANA).

Fares range from 18,000 yen to 37,000 yen one-way, and the journey takes approximately 1 hour and 25 minutes.

From Yonago Airport to Yonago Station, use the airport shuttle bus or JR. There are 6 shuttle buses a day between the airport and Yonago Station, depending on the arrival flights. The journey takes 30 minutes and costs 640 yen for adults.

Yonago Airport International Flight Information Site

How to get to Yonago Station from Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima, Fukuoka (JR/Highway Bus)

・Train (JR)

Click here for JR official website (JR Odekake Net)

From Kyoto Station, Shin-Osaka Station, Hiroshima Station, and Hakata Station, take the Shinkansen to Okayama Station, then transfer to the limited express Yakumo and arrive at Yonago Station.

Approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes from Kyoto Station to Yonago Station

Approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes from Shin-Osaka Station to Yonago Station

Approximately 3 hours from Hiroshima Station to Yonago Station

Approximately 4 hours and 10 minutes from Hakata Station to Yonago Station

Approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes from Okayama Station to Yonago Station

・Highway bus (Nippon Kotsu)

Click here for the official website of Expressway Bus (Nippon Kotsu)

Osaka Namba (OTC) - Yonago Station 8 trains a day, approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes, fare: 5,400 yen for adults


Osaka Reservation Center TEL 06-6576-1181 Business hours 8:00-20:00

Yonago Center TEL0859-35-0811 Business hours 8:00-20:00

How to get to Daisen from Yonago Station (bus, rental car, etc.)

Click here for the official website of route buses (Nippon Kotsu)

・About 50 minutes by bus from JR Yonago Station and get off at Daisenji bus stop. The price is 730 yen for adults.

・Rental car: Approximately 15 minutes by car from Yonago Expressway "Yonago IC or Mizoguchi IC"

Daisen in spring

View of Mt. Daisen from the field of rape blossoms

Daisen in summer

Daisen seen from the pasture.The relaxing scenery is soothing.

Daisen in autumn

Autumn leaves of Mt. Daisen from Kagikake Pass

Highlights of Mt. Daisen climbing/hiking

Click here for the official Daisen climbing website

Spectacular view of Mt. Daisen

Taking a break at the summit of Mt. Daisen You can see the Sea of ​​Japan and the Yumigahama Peninsula below, and on clear days you can even see Oki Island.

1. Alpine plants of Mt. Daisen

The best time to see them is early June. The appearance of cute flowers will soothe the fatigue of mountain climbing.

2. Daisen mountain trail beech forest

Walk through the vast beech forest towards the top of the mountain.

3. Mt. Oyama Kitanisawa Stream

Daisen is a treasure trove of water, where clean water flows and forms mountain streams.

Before and after climbing, please also visit Kaike Onsen and Yonago Castle.

1.Kaike Onsen

Kaike Onsen official website

Daisen and Kaike Onsen

After climbing, please relax in the hot springs. For meals, please enjoy the seafood and mountain foods of the San'in area.

2. Spectacular Yonago Castle Ruins

Yonago City Tourist Information Official Website

Diamond Daisen seen from Yonago Castle (best viewing time is October and February)

3. Yonago gourmet information

Yonago Bashabu/Beef bone ramen/475 (Yonago) parfait

4. Yonago souvenirs

Kotobuki Seika (Inaba White Rabbit), Yonego Yoneya Gozaemon Sushi, Daisen Ham, etc.

Climbing/hiking etiquette and clothing

About preparing to climb Mt. Daisen

Daisen climbing map

Information from spring to autumn.

Have fun climbing while observing good manners. However, if you don't prepare well, climbing the mountain can lead to trouble. My physical condition changes depending on the heat and cold. Come up with a reasonable plan that suits your level.

●Backpack (backpack): Should have a capacity of about 20 to 30 liters. Since rain is expected, something waterproof is best.

●Hat, gloves, rain gear, flashlight, medicine


●Food and sufficient drinking water (in addition to bento boxes such as rice balls, high-calorie portable food (chocolate, nuts, candy, biscuits, etc.) and drinking water of at least 1.5 liters)

●Put pebbles in your backpack to protect the mountaintop (to participate in the long history of the One Tree One Stone movement)

●Change of clothes: Prepare clothes for the return trip, considering not only the rain, but also the possibility of getting wet from sweat.

●Clothing: It's best to wear long-sleeved shirts (roll up your sleeves when it's hot) and loose, stretchy pants. Also, rain gear is essential in preparation for the changeable mountain weather. The temperature will drop considerably depending on the altitude compared to the plains, so be sure to bring warm clothing (temperature drops 6 degrees for each 1000m elevation)

●Shoes: Climbing shoes are ideal, but they should fit well to avoid chafing. However, anything that is too tight is definitely not acceptable.

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The center of the San'in tour. As befits a commercial city that represents the San'in region, it is the gateway to the San'in region, with convenient access to Sakaiminato City, which has well-developed expressway and railway land routes, and air and sea routes. In a prime location overlooking the national park Mt. Daisen and nestled on the Sea of ​​Japan, Kaike Onsen, one of the best in the San'in region, springs up, making it a bustling tourist resort that thrives on sports and leisure throughout the year. When traveling to the San'in region, start by visiting Yonago City. By linking it with the surrounding charming cities and towns, you should be able to comfortably fulfill various types of sightseeing, such as a trip to historical sites, a trip to gourmet food, and a trip to myths.

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