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Mt. Ibuki

The highest mountain in Shiga Prefecture and one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan.

Mountain

With an elevation of about 1,377 meters, it is the highest mountain in Shiga Prefecture and one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan. Its name was written in the Kojiki (Records of Ancient Matters) and Nihonshoki (The Chronicles of Japan) in ancient times, and it is also known as a historical mountain, appearing in the legend of Yamatotakerunomikoto. It is a popular spot for tourists because of the spectacular view of Lake Biwa from the top of the mountain.

Although the altitude is high, the parking lot at the 9th station can be reached by car, mountain bus, or taxi using the Ibukiyama Driveway. Even beginners can enjoy a relatively easy walk to the top of the mountain.

The top of the mountain is a natural flower garden and is designated as a national natural monument. A variety of flowers bloom from spring to autumn. From the Sky Terrace Ibukiyama, a tourist facility, you can enjoy a panoramic view of Lake Biwa to the west and Mount Mitake to the east.

Recently, it has become a "sacred place for lovers" and young couples visit it as a power spot.

Photo: Courtesy of Biwako-no-moto DMO

Highlights

  • From the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a spectacular view of Lake Biwa.
  • If you use the Ibukiyama driveway, even beginners can enjoy climbing the mountain.
  • In the flower garden at the top of the mountain, you can enjoy a variety of flowers blooming each season.
  • It is also a "sacred place for lovers".
  • Be sure to wear shoes and clothes suitable for mountain climbing.

Photos

  • “Mt. Ibuki” the highest mountain in Shiga Prefecture

    “Mt. Ibuki” the highest mountain in Shiga Prefecture

  • Beautiful foliage spreads out in autumn

    Beautiful foliage spreads out in autumn

  • The summit of Mt. Ibuki

    The summit of Mt. Ibuki

  • View from the top of the mountain

    View from the top of the mountain

  • The summit of Mt. Ibuki is a "natural flower garden"

    The summit of Mt. Ibuki is a "natural flower garden"

  • Overlooking Mt. Ibuki from Mishima Pond

    Overlooking Mt. Ibuki from Mishima Pond

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Details

Name in Japanese
伊吹山
Postal Code
521-0312
Address
Ueno, Maibara City, Shiga
Contact
0749-53-5140
Entrance fee
None (300 yen for a mountain admission fee)
Closed
None
Business hours
None
Please check the Ibukiyama Driveway website for tolls and other business information.
Access
10-minute walk from Ibuki Tozan-guchi bus stop by bus from JR Omi Nagaoka Station.
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)