Mt. Omine in Nara Prefecture

Mt. Omine in Nara Prefecture

Mt. Omine

Hakkyo-ga-take (1915m), the highest peak of the Omine mountain range and the highest peak in the Kinki region.
It is a beautiful mountain where the Oyama-renge (a national natural monument) blooms in early July.

This time we took the route from the Gyoja-kaeri tunnel up to Mt Misen and Mt. Hakyo-ga-take and back.
If you stay in the vicinity of Kamikitayama Village, you will have less distance to travel and have better access to Mt. Odaigahara and Mt. Omine.
But there are no stores, so prepare food in advance!

And we based ourselves at the “Minshuku hyaku nen”.
Reservations can be made directly from the website.
HP: https://www.minsyuku100nen.comWe were able to relax in a very relaxing guest house.



This mountain is very inaccessible, especially if you take public transportation.
It is best to rent a car.

Plan 1. 
It is recommended to take JAL or ANA to Kansai Airport (KIX) and then rent a car to go to Mt. Omine.
Head for the parking lot at the west exit of the Gyojagaeri Tunnel. Approximately 2 hours.
  Kansai Airport HP :
Gyojagaeri Tunn parking lot : 1,000 yen.

Rent a car
other company
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Plan 2.

  1. Kansai Airport (KIX)  -> Sta. Shimoichiguchi : approximately 2 hours, 2,500 yen.
      Kansai Airport HP :
  2. Sta. Shimoichiguchi  -> Sta. Amakawakawai
    Take the bus bound for “Dorogawa Onsen [2]” or “Nakaiosumi [7]” and get off at Amakawakawai. approximately 1 hours, 1,100 yen.
About Misen Hut
If you wish to stay overnight at the Yayasan Hut located at the top of Mt. Misen.




  • Total distance: 9.95km
  • Elevation at highest point: 1883m
  • Lowest point elevation: 1118m
  • Cumulative elevation: 982m
There is a possibility that the roads to access the park are closed for the winter until late April.
This time it was pretty soon after it was lifted.
It’s a little hard to find, but if you zoom in on the map in “Nara Prefecture Road Regulation Information,” you’ll find the information, so check it out before you go!
When I was planning, I noticed that Google Maps didn’t show the route for some reason…

Departure from parking lot!

It is a paid parking lot, and the fee was 1,000 yen.
Also, there is a fee for the restroom, 100 yen, but without using the parking lot, it’s 200 yen. The toilets are clean, so it’s very helpful.
There is also a place to wash your shoes after descending the mountain, but this is free if you use the parking lot, otherwise there is a fee.

You can also buy your hiking badge here, so when you pay for your parking, buy that too! There were no people on the way down, so.

You can deliver your climbing report at the mailbox near the trailhead, but you can also submit it from the Nara Prefectural Police page.

Gyojagaeri-dake, located on the north side of the parking lot, is said to have originated from the fact that Enno Gyoja, the founder of Mt. Omine, gave up climbing the mountain because it was too steep and turned back.

Since we have to climb a ridge right out of the valley, it is difficult for the sun to reach us.
This makes it possible to walk in an ethereal atmosphere until the sun rises.


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