Mount Hakkyō

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Mount Hakkyō
Mount Hakkyō (September 2008)
Highest point
Elevation 1,914.6 m (6,281 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,732 m (5,682 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 34°10′27″N 135°54′24″E / 34.17417°N 135.90667°E / 34.17417; 135.90667Coordinates: 34°10′27″N 135°54′24″E / 34.17417°N 135.90667°E / 34.17417; 135.90667[1]
Mount Hakkyō is located in Japan
Mount Hakkyō
Mount Hakkyō
Location Nara, Japan
Parent range Ōmine Mountains

Mount Hakkyō (八経ヶ岳, Hakkyō-ga-take) is a 1,914.6 m (6,281 ft) mountain of Omine Mountains, which is located on the border of Tenkawa and Kamikitayama, Yoshino District, Nara Prefecture, Japan.


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.

From left to right : Mount Chōsen, Mount Misen and Mount Hakkyō, Mount Myōjō, Mount Bussyō


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.



  1. ^ a b c "Japan Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 2015-01-01.