Mount Ibuki, Ibukiyama, is located between Gifu and Shiga prefectures and is 1,377 meters high.
This mountain was an underwater volcano tens of millions of years ago. The coral reefs of the period formed limestone rock of good quality.
Most visitors climb the mountain by bus or car via a toll road called “Ibukiyama Driveway”.
The length of this road is 17 km and the entrance is at the south base of the mountain. Check here more information about Ibukiyama in an article already published on Portal Mie.
The landscape impresses with the beauty of the mountains and Biwako.
Many photographers go to the site to record the beautiful images:
The mountain is known for its various fields of wild flowers, including some alpine plants.
The end of the road is at the ninth station, at 1,266 meters high, where there are three walking trails to the top.
At the top of the mountain, the temperature drops significantly and can be quite windy.
For those who are willing to climb one of the hiking trails, in the Sky Terrace area, it is good to go with comfortable shoes, bring appropriate hiking equipment and warm clothing.
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Ibukiyama Driveway (伊 吹 山 ド ラ イ ブ ウ ェ イ)
¥ 2,160 for motorcycles over 125cc
¥ 3,090 for passenger vehicles, including keijidosha
¥ 7,710 for minibuses
- The opening hours of the road and Sky Terrace may vary according to the season, see here
- Information website: Ibukiyama Driveway (in Japanese)
Images: Portal Mie