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Mount Tsurugi-san

Travel Guide - Mount Tsurugi-san


Mt. Tsurugi-san is a 1,955 meters high mountain, which is the second highest in Shikoku. The peak of the mountain is actually gently rounded rather than sharp edged like "Tsurugi (sword)". A chair lift takes you to a point from which it is a leisurely 40 minute walk to the summit, so the climbing is not that hard in all seasons, despite the height of the mountain.
Mt. Tsurugi-san is also known as an important object of worship and one of the centers of Shugendo. There is a small shrine called Otsurugi-jinja Shrine at the summit for a long tradition of mountain worship. The fresh water springs at the temple has long been said to have healing and rejuvenation powers. The water is also selected as one of the best 100 waters in Japan. From April through November it is possible to stay at a lodge at the summit.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Chair Lift: 9:00 - 16:45


  • Chair Lift: December - mid-April

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Chair Lift (round-trip): 1,860 yen (General, Adult)
  • Chair Lift (round-trip): 870 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 90 minutes from JR Sadamitsu Station by the bus bound for Tsurugi-san Minokoshi. Get off at the last stop.
  • 70 minutes taxi ride from JR Sadamitsu Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • Koyadaira, Mima-shi, Tokushima, 777-0303


Wes Lang @hikinginjapan - 2019-08-18
The 365 mountain project - a peak for every day of the year, showcasing the beauty of Japan. Mountain #230: Mt Tsu… https://t.co/VpjEKiJKdn
Restless Backpacker @restlesbackpack - 2019-08-17
🌸 Mount #Tsurugi - Second tallest mountain on Shikoku has relaxing chairlift ride all the way up to the summit
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Klaus Komenda @twofeetdrive - 2019-05-31
I am fairly confident my experience riding the Mount Tsurugi Super Forest Road on Shikoku in Japan would not have t… https://t.co/O74VmNnsZV
Klaus Komenda @twofeetdrive - 2019-05-25
Definitely one of my favorite rides of my multi-country bikepacking trip so far: cycling the Mount Tsurugi Super Ri… https://t.co/siDKojTh1t
Klaus Komenda @twofeetdrive - 2019-05-13
I don’t use the word “epic” lightly, but if I had to describe today’s ride, which included the (currently) open sec… https://t.co/nyzxoK27fZ
Royam @fuguhitman - 2019-04-27
@everydaylouie The one on the left instantly reminds me of Hiroshi’s Morning on Mount Tsurugi!
UCHUSENTAI:NOIZ PH @space_babies - 2019-01-16

The lost ark and the grave of Khufu are all in Mount Tsurugi. https://t.co/oyCNIA78Hk
Jiro Kawasaki @destroyterroris - 2018-12-28
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Haley Marie @hmweasley - 2018-10-15
You know, I forgot to tweet about the best part of hiking Mount Tsurugi, which was that everyone we passed on the t… https://t.co/X7PRSs46ID
Haley Marie @hmweasley - 2018-10-14
Today, we climb Mount Tsurugi (after going up part of the way on a lift). https://t.co/M20FoEnXIo
本郷博毅 @guidehiroki - 2018-08-27
It's freezing‼️
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Taran the wanderer @Nomaderhowfar - 2018-08-06
🗻 Mount Tsurugi viewed from 10 miles away. 😍 Its funny how quickly you become used to the views when working in a p… https://t.co/CyChwHMg08
C-Rod @spyagnes - 2018-05-04
Annnnd how we got to the top of Mount Tsurugi. Also, there were fully… https://t.co/Wtgb8kHM6r
monza-study @codornaM - 2018-04-30
What a peaceful day! I can clearly see Mount Tsurugi which stands 2,999m high and is still covered in snow.
monza-study @codornaM - 2018-04-30
What a peaceful day! I can see clearly the Mount Tsurugi which hight 2,999m still coverings snow. https://t.co/hTaymtGvLi
Japan Pocket @japanpocket_com - 2018-03-02
The 31th Mount Tsurugi Snow Festival #Japan #Japanese https://t.co/1z7p6DjhHK
agatajapan_vietnam @agatajpn - 2018-01-03
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APIDURA @apidura - 2017-12-23
Climbs, culture and carefree fun. @xpdtn3's Mount Tsurugi three day tour. #NoBadDays #Apidura https://t.co/CviF6tBSEc
XPDTN3 @xpdtn3 - 2017-12-15
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XPDTN3 @xpdtn3 - 2017-12-07
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a7md @Akhusa - 2017-10-20
@tenma5200 @Holycowboy79 And i think the tunnel exit in tsurugi mount ...which prophet Mohammad said https://t.co/CRaIfjF9L2
本郷博毅 @guidehiroki - 2017-07-16
Just posted a photo @ Mount Tsurugi https://t.co/jshLP0kKuV
A Mountain Journey @MTN_Journey - 2017-05-06
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Japan Pocket @japanpocket_com - 2017-03-17
The 30th Mount Tsurugi Snow Festival #Japan #Japanese https://t.co/84ANzDjMBJ
Japan Pocket @japanpocket_com - 2017-03-04
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インバウンドニュース速報 @inboundsokuhou - 2017-02-01
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Cheftonn @chefthitid - 2016-11-21
The bridge in the legend #japan #yuzusafari @ Mount Tsurugi (Tokushima) https://t.co/uvCNpGyOkR
Jim George @oyajimbo - 2016-02-05
How to walk safely in the mountains - a student's report Japanese North Alps seen from the top of Mount Tsurugi… https://t.co/Yul2Gsx9Ba
ingeborg oppenheimer @pnhmr - 2016-01-24
@SamHeughan sam, if you ever go to japan, you might want to check out mount tsurugi, the highest mountain there and a fascinating climb.
中川章登 AYATO NAKAGAWA @ayato0812 - 2016-01-01
Happy New Year! #謹賀新年 #剱岳 @ Mount Tsurugi https://t.co/19k249hmCr


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