Mount Hakkyō (September 2008)
|Elevation||1,914.6 m (6,281 ft) |
|Prominence||1,732 m (5,682 ft) |
List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
|Parent range||Ōmine Mountains|
This mountain is the tallest mountain in Kansai Region including Nara Prefecture. This mountain is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. The name of this mountain, ‘Hakkyo’, literally means ‘eight Buddhist scriptures’, derived from the legend which says a famous En no Gyōja, believed to be a founder of Shugendo, buried eight Buddhist scriptures on the top of this mountain. This mountain is also called Hakken-zan, literally ‘mountain of eight swords’ or Bukkyō-ga-take, also literally ‘mountain of Buddhist scriptures’. Sometimes, this mountain is mistaken as Mount Omine.
The mountain has several routes to the summit. The easiest is from Gyojamodori-Tunnel-Nishi-guchi, taking about three hours. The traditional route is from Tenkawa-Kawai, a seven-hour journey.
Mount Hakkyo from Mount Misen
Mount Misen and Mount Daifugen from Mount Hakkyō
Mount Ōdaigahara from Mount Hakkyō
- "Japan Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2015-01-01.