Mount Myōken (Tajima)

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Mount Myōken
Mount Myōken from eastside
Highest point
Elevation 1,135.5 m (3,725 ft)
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 35°24′39″N 134°38′41″E / 35.41083°N 134.64472°E / 35.41083; 134.64472Coordinates: 35°24′39″N 134°38′41″E / 35.41083°N 134.64472°E / 35.41083; 134.64472
Pronunciation [mjoːkensaɴ]
Location On the border of Yabu, Hyogo and Kami, Mikata, Hyogo, Japan
Parent range Chūgoku Mountains

Mount Myōken (妙見山, Myōken-san) is a 1,135.5 m (3,725 ft) mountain on the border of Yabu and Kami, Mikata, Hyogo, Japan. This mountain is one of Hyōgo 50, and a part of Hyonosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park. The other name of this mountain is Mount Ishihara.


Mount Myōken is a mountain on the eastern edge of the Chūgoku Mountains. Nikkōin temple is located at the base of the mountain. Originally, the temple was halfway up the mountain,but the Haibutsu-Kishaku Order issued during the Meiji-era forced the move.


This mountain has major two routes to the top. One is from Ishihara Bus Stop of Tantō Bus. The other is from Mount Sobu. From Ishihara Bus Stop, it takes about three hours to the top.