Mount Bunagatake

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Mount Bunagatake
武奈ヶ岳
Mount Bunagatake.jpg
A View of Mount Bunagatake from Mount Goza
Highest point
Elevation 1,214.4 m (3,984 ft)
Coordinates 35°15′N 135°53′E / 35.250°N 135.883°E / 35.250; 135.883
Geography
Location Ōtsu, Shiga, Japan
Parent range Hira Mountains

Mount Bunagatake (武奈ヶ岳, Bunagatake) is a 1,214.4-metre-high (3,984 ft) mountain in Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan. This mountain is one of the 200 famous mountains in Japan and also one of the Kinki 100 mountains.

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Mount Bunagatake is the highest mountain of Hira Mountains. Hira mountains consist of three parts, Oku-Hira, Kita-Hira and Minami-Hira, literally, ‘Deep Hira’, ‘North Hira’, and ‘South Hira’. Mount Bunagatake belongs to Oku-Hira, and on the Mesozoic strata as other mountains of Oku-Hira. This mountain is also a part of Biwako Quasi-National Park, and visitors can enjoy the almost 360 degree panorama view from the top.

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From Hira Station to the middle of this mountain, Hira Chair Lift, which was made in 1960, and Hira Ropeway opened in 1961, connected until 2004 with a Bus route by Kojyaku Bus. However the chair lift and the ropeway were removed in 2004, and the Bus route was also discontinued after that.

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