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    Mt. Tsurugi

    The highest mountain in Tokushima Prefecture, and second highest in western Japan, Mt. Tsurugi rises to an impressive 1,955 meters above sea level. On a clear day, the mountain summit offers breathtaking views as far as the Kishu area, the Setouchi Inland Sea, and even Cape Ashizuri in Kochi. The panoramic views are truly impressive, and the sight of the morning mists gathering in the mountains is nothing short of magical. Many beautiful alpine plants grow here as well, such as Kirengeshoma palmata (yellow wax bells).

    The mountain's name, "Tsurugi", means sword in Japanese and originates from the legend of the Emperor Antoku, who is said to have buried his ruling sword in the depths of the mountain. Mt. Tsurugi is also believed sacred, and many come here on pilgrimages.

    Basic information

    Minokoshi, Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi City
    N/A (Open daily all year round), but chairlift is closed between 1/Dec and 29/Apr in winter season
    Admission fee
    Admission free
    Parking lot
    Parking available
    Get off at Ikawa-Ikeda IC→Take the National route 32 bound for Kochi→Take the Prefectural road 45→Take the Prefectural road 32→Take the National road 439 bound for Mt.Tsurugi (Journey time is approx. 2 hours by car.) By bus - Take Shikoku Kotsu Bus for Kubo from JR Oboke St.→Change here at Kubo for the Municipal Bus to Mt.Tsurugi →Get off at Minokoshi Bus Stop
    Chairlift Company of Mt. Tsurugi