Best Hike Japan

Mt. Arashima

Name in Japanese: Arashima-dake (荒島岳)
Location: Fukui
Elevation: 1,523 m

A beautiful mountain also called Ohno-Fuji

Mt. Arashima is an individual mountain, located in Ohno Basin, Fukui prefecture. It is also called as Ohno-Fuji. Hillside is covered with a Japanese beech forest and alpine flowers are abundant there. Seasonal scenery in Mt. Arashima, such as rhododendron in spring and silver frost in winter, is enjoyable. It has been the place of mountain worship and there is Arashima Shrine on the top of the mountain.


  1. Nakande-tozanguchi: 6 hours (10.0 km)

Sample route

Route: From Nakande-tozanguchi
Distance: 10.0 km
Distance in elevation: 1,428 m
Difficulty during the best season: intermediate level
Season for hikers: May to October

Route and estimated course time:
Nakande-tozanguchi –[2:00]- Mt. Koarashima –[0:20]- Shakunagedaira –[1:00]- Mt. Arashima –[0:40]- Shakunagedaira –[0:20]- Mt. Koarashima –[1:40]- Nakande-tozanguchi [6 hours]

Nakande route is a gentle slope compared with the other routes to Mt. Arashima. It is among trees and view of surrounding mountains cannot see until Mt. Koarashima. It is zigzag with ups and downs until Mt. Koarashima. From Mt. Koarshima, the route is on a large ridge. After passing shakunage-daira, the route becomes steeper. There are fixed ropes and chain places on rocky ridge.

Stay on established trails and watch your footing, especially at overlooks and near drop-offs. Never throw or roll rocks because there may be hikers below.

Route map

sample hiking route of Mt. Arashima

marks on the map

Hiking report

It is not available yet.


Public transportation

  1. From Nakande-tozanguchi: Shimo-Yuino station -(50-minutes walk)- Nakande-tozanguchi

Area information

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  • Hello!

    I noticed the beauty of Japanese nature when I went to an English language school in the US. While staying the US, I enjoyed hiking at National Parks. I wanted visitors from different countries to have a good time here in Japan as I did in the US.