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Mt. Ishizuchi

Komatsucho Ishizuchi, Saijo 791-1200, Ehime Prefecture
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Hike to peak of ishizuchi mountain

Climbing the ishizuchi mountain at April 8-9. 5 men didn't took the ropeway and started the... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2018
Einav P
via mobile
a lot of steps to climb, but the panoram view is splendid

The climb takes 3 hrs. up and 2 hrs down, using the cable car up to 1250 m. At 1980 m you reach the... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
Ursula B
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Holzkirchen, Germany
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Komatsucho Ishizuchi, Saijo 791-1200, Ehime Prefecture
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Reviewed 9 April 2018 via mobile

Climbing the ishizuchi mountain at April 8-9. 5 men didn't took the ropeway and started the climbing from the beginning. It's took us about 5 hours of climbing to the peak. Very difficult at that season. We slept in shelter under the peak abd in...More

1  Thank Einav P
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Reviewed 31 October 2017

The climb takes 3 hrs. up and 2 hrs down, using the cable car up to 1250 m. At 1980 m you reach the top.

1  Thank Ursula B
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Reviewed 9 June 2017

Don't let the distance/elevation gain (10 miles/3,000 ft.) fool you. This is NOT a super-easy hike. It's made difficult mainly by the four sections where one must use chains to ascend (you may take longer routes to circumvent them, of course, but where's the fun...More

5  Thank Sue S
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Reviewed 6 June 2017

Great hike to the top. It starts from the shrine 15 minutes after the cable car station and continues for I think 4 km till the top. It is not an easy one as it is quite steep even skipping the chains with the top...More

2  Thank beppo81
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

Upon reaching the destination, the first car park costs 500¥. Park here as it's only 50m from the beginning of the walk-up to the Ropeway Station. If you park right opposite the walk-up, it costs 700¥. The cable car leaves every 20 minutes and it's...More

2  Thank Sunny M
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Reviewed 13 July 2014

We climbed from the car park (455m) to the top (1982m) and half way down to the cable car station (1300m) and the whole trip took us 6 hours including rest stop. Honestly, we were a bit rush as the last cable car ride back...More

6  Thank Ermainator
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Reviewed 24 February 2013

All the maps on for hiking the mountain have the distance listed at 3 kilometers, which is as the crow flies. From the temple to the top and back was 20+ kilometers. Be prepared that over 10 kilometers of the trail is poorly maintained with...More

4  Thank PaniLisi
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Reviewed 25 October 2012

Mt. Ishizuchi (the name means stone hammer) is the tallest mountain in Western Japan, and one of the holly mountains. You can take the bus from Matsuyama to one of the paths, or take the train to Saijo and then take the bus from there....More

1  Thank Alissa G
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Foodmonsters
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Response from Ursula B | Reviewed this property |
It depends really on the weather conditions. You have to keep in mind that all the huts are closed and there might be very deep snow. You need not climb the chain walks. There is a normal trail all the way up, however with a... More
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