Mt. Ryozen

Mt. Ryozen

Mt. Ryozen is a spiritual, historic mountain with beautiful scenery. Since the Muromachi Period, Ryozen Temple has been used as a training grounds for Buddhist monks. Apparently, monks-in-training used to tie themselves to cliff-edges as part of their training in self-discipline!

Hikers can park at the Mt. Ryozen Trailhead Parking Lot.

Venue Details

Venue Details
Websitehttp://www.date-shi.jp/2246(Japanese)
Contact

Date City Tourism Association

(+81) 24-529-7779

Best Season
  • Summer
  • Autumn
ParkingAvailable (Mt. Ryozen Trailhead Parking Lot [霊山登山口駐車場])
Related infoDate City Tourism Association's English guidebook is available to download from <a href="http://www.date-shi.jp/1572">this page</a>
Access Details
AccessRyozen-machi Ishida, Date City, Fukushima Pref. 960-0807
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Getting there

By Car: 50 min from Fukushima-Nishi I.C. exit off the Tohoku Expressway

 

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