Hiking in the mountains in Fukui -Mt.Takasu-

Last Update: 2018.01.17
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Mt.Takasu is a mountain which is located near the sea in Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture.

The altitude of the summit of the mountain is 438 meters.

The shape of mountain is like a lava dome.

In this hiking course, hikers can enjoy the great scenery when it’s sunny.

At the summit, there is Takasu-jo Castle Ruin Monument which

a busho (Japanese military commander), Tokiyoshi Hata from a South Imperial Court

used as the last base during Nanboku-cho period (1336-1392).

 

Therefore, the mountain is also called the castle mountain by the local people.

 

I went hiking to Mt.Takasu on February 26th, 2017. Unfortunately, it was rainny that day.

It took about 40 minutes for me to reach the summit of Mt. Takasu from Hakusan Shrine in Takasu-cho.

 

Mt.Takasu

Mt. Takasu

Source of Photo (website of Takasu-cho)

*Only available in Japanese

 

First, driving to Hakusan Shrine in Takasu-cho with a car navigation sysytem.

 

Time

2:50pm

Hakusan Shrine Parking lot in Takasu-cho, Fukui City

 

3pm

The precincts of Hakusan Shrine

Starting point for hiking on the right side of the main building of the shrine

It was rainy.

Starting point for hiking at the main building of the shrine

 

3:02pm

First path which is split into two

 

Go through a bamboo forest and then walk along a farm road next to a rice field.

 

The scenery of Takasu-cho can be seen for a few seconds.

Scenery of Takasu-cho in Fukui City

 

3:05pm

The road starts getting steep and the path which is split into two appears again.

 

3:06pm

A gate for wildlife damage prevention

The sign says the road is not closed.

A gate for wildlife damage prevention

 

3:16pm

Go through a cryptomeria forest and the rice field appears again.

There is a starting point for hiking on the right side of a corner of a winding road.

(It’s hard to see the starting point)

 

3:25pm

The end of the hiking

 

Walk toward behind the mountain along the road which has a small monument on the right.

The ocean can be usually be seen when there’s no fog.

 

3:32pm

A sign with faded letters

A zigzag path appears

Sleeting

 

3:36pm A sign for “site of Takasu ruin”

Sign for Takasu-jo Castle Ruin Monument

 

 

3:37-3:42pm

At the top of the mountain,

I could hardly see anything because of the fog.

When it’s sunny, Noto Peninsula can be seen.

There are a compass and Takasu-jo Castle Ruin Monument.

compass at Mt. Takasu
At the top of Mt. Takasu, Takasu-jo Castle Monument

 

4pm

Hakusan Shrine

 

※“Hiking in the mountains in Fukui” is a project in which hikers go hiking in the mountains in Fukui Prefecture along with the information in a publication of a group of walking in the mountains in Fukui, “why don’t you go hiking in the mountains in Fukui?”.

why don't you go hiking in the mountains in Fukui?

Publication of the group of walking in the mountains in Fukui,

“why don’t you go hiking in the mountains in Fukui?”.

The left publication is 1992 edition. The right one is 2014 edition (the latest one).

 

I went hiking in Mt. Takasu along with the information in the 1992 edition.

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