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Daisen Hiruzen Parkway Course

Daisen Hiruzen Parkway Courseの写真
Type:
drive
Time Required:
58 min.
Distance:
34.8 km
Enjoy a scenic drive from Hiruzen to Daisen.

Course Outline

The Daisen Parkway passes through Daisen-Oki National Park starting from the Hiruzen area and continuing through the Daisen area, Yonago, and Sakaiminato, and eventually ends in the town of Mihonoseki. This course lets you behold the beauty of Mt. Daisen from different angles and enjoy the grassy meadows of the Hiruzen area. If you go all the way to Mihonoseki, you will have the chance to drive along the sparkling sea. With the vibrant green landscape in early summer and the kaleidoscopic foliage of the mountains in fall, you can take delight in the colors of the seasons as you visit the park’s best scenic spots. Have a great drive!

Highlights

The Hiruzen Three Peaks atop a sea of clouds
The Hiruzen Three Peaks atop a sea of clouds

The mountains beyond Hiruzen Highland

On early autumn mornings in Hiruzen, the Hiruzen Three Peaks appear to float on a sea of clouds, a breathtaking and poetic highlight of the season. Wake up a little earlier to catch a chance to see this magnificent view.

The stunning view of the south face of Mt. Daisen from Kagikake-toge Pass
The stunning view of the south face of Mt. Daisen from Kagikake-toge Pass

The fall leaves as seen from Kagikake-toge Pass

From Kagikake-toge Pass, located at an elevation of 800 meters, you can see the impressive south face of Mt. Daisen which towers above Daisen's symbolic beech forest like a gigantic wall. With the contrast of the mountain’s barren, rocky peaks and the vibrant foliage that spreads out below, this is arguably Mt. Daisen’s best view point.

A Drive through a tunnel of beech trees
A Drive through a tunnel of beech trees

A forest tunnel of beech trees

From Sannosawa to Ninosawa on the way from Kagikake-toge Pass to Masumizu Highland, you can get a close look at Mt. Daisen’s beech forest.

Course Map

Daisen Hiruzen Parkway Course

Course Time

Starting Point
1
Kaze-no-Ie Roadside Station Parking Lot
18 min.
10.8 km
2
Kimendai Observatory and Rest Point
4 min.
2.6 km
3
Kagamiganaru
12 min.
7.2 km
4
Kayabuki Cabin at Mitsukue
4 min.
1.7 km
5
Kitanizawa Keiryu (Kitanizawa stream)
5 min.
3.3 km
6
Kagikake-toge Pass
9 min.
5.6 km
7
Masumizu Highland
6 min.
3.6 km
8
Bakuroza Parking Lot
Terminus
*Course time and distance are estimates.