Mount Ōfuna

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Mount Ōfuna
大船山
Mt Ohfuna.jpg
Highest point
Elevation653.1 m (2,143 ft)
Coordinates34°57′N 135°17′E / 34.950°N 135.283°E / 34.950; 135.283
Naming
PronunciationJapanese: [oːɸunajama]
Geography
LocationSanda, Hyōgo, Japan
Parent rangeTamba Highland
A Guidepost of Jizo Buddha

Mount Ōfuna (大船山, Ōfunayama) is a 653.1 metre high Japanese mountain in Sanda, Hyōgo, Japan.

Mount Ōfuna is an independent peak in Tamba Highland. This mountain is one of the 50 famous mountains in Hyōgo Prefecture, and visitors can enjoy very wide panorama view around the mountain.

History

This mountain was one of the important mountains of the enduring ascetic practices for Shugenja monks. Still there is a small shrine on the top. Near the top of the mountain there was a Buddhist temple, called ‘Ōfunadera’, which was said to be constructed in the 6th century. However the temple moved to the foot of the mountain in 1499. Today, visitors can find guideposts of shapes of Jizo Buddha carved in the 14th century in the mountain.

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