Mount Misen

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Mount Misen
Mt. Misen from Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima
Elevation 535 m (1,755 ft)
Prominence 535 m (1,755 ft)
Mount Misen is located in Japan
Mount Misen
Mount Misen
Miyajima, Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan
Coordinates 34°16′57″N 132°18′56″E / 34.28250°N 132.31556°E / 34.28250; 132.31556Coordinates: 34°16′57″N 132°18′56″E / 34.28250°N 132.31556°E / 34.28250; 132.31556
Type Igneous rock
Easiest route ropeway

Mount Misen (弥山 Misen?) is the holy mountain on the holy island Itsukushima in Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima, Japan; it is situated within the World Heritage area of Itsukushima Shrine.

The sea around the island (Seto Inland Sea) and all of the island are within Setonaikai National Park.

The foothills of the north side of the mountain are covered by primeval forest and have many buildings and gates, including the temple of Daishō-in. Behind Itsukushima Shrine is Momijidani-Kōen (紅葉谷公園 Maple Valley Park?).

Mount Misen was visited by Kūkai in the year 806, the 1st year of the Daidō era. Since ancient times, the mountain has been an important destination for religious visitors.

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Mount Misen summit
Sanki-gongen-dō temple near the summit of Mount Misen