AreaSanriku Coast

Mt. Tokusenjo Azaleas

徳仙丈山 | Mt. Tokusenjo

500,000 azalea bushes in full bloom

Photo by Laura Egan

Photo by Kesennuma Tourism and Convention Bureau

Photo by Kesennuma Tourism and Convention Bureau

  • Mt. Tokusenjo is a 711-meter-tall mountain in southern Kesennuma, home to over 500,000 azalea bushes. The hike up the mountain is an easy 2.5-hour round trip along a trail lined with radiant wild mountain azaleas (yamatsutsuji). Every spring from mid- to late May, the flowers bloom to paint the whole mountain in vivid reds and magentas—a truly a breathtaking sight to behold. Come spring, details about the status of the blooms is updated online daily.

    In addition to being a favorite of flower lovers, Mt. Tokusenjo is also home to the first two treehouses built by the Tohoku Treehouse Tourism Association, an organization dedicated to working with local people to build one hundred different treehouses all over Tohoku. Tom’s House (treehouse #000) and Dekita House (treehouse #001) are free to explore, and either one of them would make a nice spot for a picnic lunch.

    WEBSITEhttps://kesennuma-kanko.jp/%e5%be%b3%e4%bb%99%e4%b8%88%e5%b1%b1/

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Details

ADDRESS

Unnamed Road, Akaiwamonomi, Kesennuma-shi, Miyagi-ken 988-0165

ACCESS BY PUBLIC TRANSIT

By seasonal bus (runs weekends during azalea season): 45-min. ride from Kesennuma Station.

Board Mount Tokusenjo Azalea Bus (徳仙丈山つつじバス) in front of the Kesennuma Station Sightseeing Information Center (駅前観光案内所前). Alight at Mount Tokusenjo.

 

By taxi: A 3,500–4,000 yen ride from Kesennuma Station (one way).

ADMISSION

Free

HANDICAP ACCESSIBLE

No

HOURS

Always open, but unlit at night

CLOSED DAYS

None

PHONE

0226-22-4560

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