Daisen is the highest mountain in the San-in region with a height of 1,709 meters. The mountain is a massive extinct volcano located southeast of Yonago and is also known as Hoki Fuji because of its beautiful and gallant appearance. Since olden times, Daisen has been revered as a sacred mountain. Daisen-ji (Daisen Temple) was founded in 718 as a site for monks who wanted to lead an ascetic and peaceful life in the mountains. There is a shrine gateway, which is the longest natural stone paving in the nation, stretches all the way to Ogamiyama shrine. The shrine was an integral part of the temple before Buddhism and Shintoism were separated in the Meiji period (1868-1912). With a rich and natural environment, Daisen belongs to the Daisen Oki National Park, designated in 1963. It offers tourists a variety of outdoor attractions for hiking, climbing, golfing, skiing, and other seasonal activities throughout the year.
No matter what direction you gaze upon this majestic mountain, you will be left breathless. This place is well worth a visit in any season.
|Access||From Yonago Station (米子駅), take Daisen Loop Red Bus (Approx. 30 mins) or Daisen Loop Blue Bus (Approx. 50 mins)
From Yonago Station (米子駅), take a bus bound for Daisenji (大山寺) and get off at the last stop.