AreaNear Miyagi

Mt. Karou

鹿狼山 | Mt. Karou

Enjoy a bird's-eye view of a sunrise over the Pacific

Photo by Roger Smith

Photo by Sarah F. Jones

Photo by Sarah F. Jones

Photo by Sarah F. Jones

  • Luke Rehage

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    Last Update
    October 23, 2019

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  • Situated right on Miyagi’s southern border, Mt. Karou is a charming and popular landmark that overlooks the town of Shinchi. Hiking from the trailhead near Karou no Yu to the summit takes about an hour at a leisurely pace, culminating in a sweeping view of the ocean to the east and the vast Zao mountain range to the west.

    Shortly after the trailhead, marked by a wooden torii gate, the path diverges into two separate routes to the top, both similar in length and difficulty. For variety, take a different trail each way. At the end of the hike, reward your effort with a stop at the hot springs near the trailhead. Karou no Yu is notable for its outdoor bath, which offers a tremendous view of the sea and town.

    I recommend joining in the tradition of watching the first sunrise of the year from the summit! Arrive at least an hour before sunrise and hike Mt. Karou on the dawn of New Year’s Day with hundreds of others. All those who watch the first sunrise from the summit of Mt. Karou are said to be blessed with good luck for the entire year.

    WEBSITEhttps://www.tif.ne.jp/yamafuku/mt30/28.html

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ADDRESS

Suginome, Shinchi-machi, Soma District, Fukushima Prefecture 979-2706

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

12 minutes by taxi from Shinchi Station or Komagamine Station (Joban Line)

LANGUAGES

Japanese only

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Always open

CLOSED DAYS

None

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