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The second highest mountain in western Japan at 1,955 meters elevation boasts excellent scenery and you can see as far as Kishu area, the Seto Inland sea and even Cape Ashizuri in a fine day from its summit. Its panoramic view is breathtaking and the sea of clouds are very magical. You can find beautiful alpine plants when in season, such as Kirengeshoma palmata.
The name, Tsurugi meaning sword, originates from the legend that sword of the Emperor Antoku was hidden deep within these remote mountain. It is also known as the sacred mountain for mountain pilgrimage.

Basic information

Minokoshi, Higashi-Iya, Miyoshi City
N/A (Open daily all year round), but chairlift closed between 1/Dec and 29/Apr in winter season
Admission fee
Admission free
Parking lot
There are some parking lot
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