Remote Mt. Gozaisho Komono Mie District, Mie Prefecture 510-1233 Japan Published on: 29-04-2018
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How to get to Mount Gozaisho?
Take a Mie Kotsu bus bound for Yunoyama-Onsen at Yunoyama-Onsen Station (2 hours and 10 minutes from Shin-Osaka) of the Kintetsu Line, ride for 10 minutes, and get off at the last stop
20 minutes from Yokkaichi Interchange on the Higashi-Meihan Expresway
- One of the most popular execution spots
- Good value for money - a long ropeway ride
- Famous spot for rock climbing
- Nice place good for kids of all ages
- Lots of fun things to do, just enjoy the great outdoors
Mt. Gozaisho Komono Mie District, Mie Prefecture 510-1233 Japan
Tips for you
Visited goazaishow in October with some colleagues from work two of which were from japan (one of whomever) was from the area close to the mountain. It took us about 2 hours to get to the top of the mountain which is fairy fast going. The English contingency thought that it would be like climbing that while it might be steep, wouldn't be so difficult. But actually it was a good challenge. There are many rocks and boulders that you have to traverse around or over. In some cases you have to climb down some areas using ropes and chains, in other cases it's just hard physical graft to get to the top. While we were going to the top you are expected to say "konnichiwa" to each person you pass. Easy enough to do at e beginning, but as you get to the more difficult bits you're starting to lose your breath and it's the last thing you want to do. If you're reasonable healthy, I strongly recommend walking to the top. If you're not then it's better to go via the cable car. Before tacking make sure you have good walking shoes with a really good grip. Also make sure you take some food and drink to keep you going. Take a bag too to store everything as you're not expected to drop any litter and there are no waste bins to be seen until you get to the top. When you reach the top, you realise that actually you didn't and you have to trek to the top of one of the skiing slops before you get to the actual summit, however, after everything you just went through, that is the easy part. There's a cafe, toilet and place that you can relax when you get to the near top. We got the cable car back down as the clouds has moved in and visibility wasn't great. We were also tired and didn't fancy the trek down. If you're doing the trip with a Japanese person ask them to take you to a hot spring after... You're going to be smelly and tired and a hot spring is magical for taking away those aches and pains from such a physical effort.