Name in Japanese: Shibutsu-san (至仏山)
A mountain famouns for abounding in alpine plants and flowers
Mt. Shibutsu has a gentle shape opposite to Mt. Hiuchigatake which is confronted across Ozegahara. It was not shaped by eruption but uphaveing an ocean floora. Alpine flowers blooming in large numbers on the mountaintop and a marvelous view delight the eye. It is prohibited to hike Mt. Shibutsu in May and June to protect alpine plants.
There are two routes to Mt. Shibutsu, enerally. Below is one of them
- Hatomachi-toge to Mt. Shibutsu
Route: From Hatomachi-toge
Distance (round trip): 10.6 km
Distance in elevation: 821 m
Difficulty during the best season: intermediate level
Season for hikers: July to October
Route and estimated course time:
Hatomachitoge -(0:50)- Yamanohana -(2:15)- Mt. shibutsu -(0:20)- Mt. Koshibutsu -(1:20)- Hatomachitoge [4 hopur and 45 minutes in total]
A part of the mountain is consisted of serpentine and it makes slippy especially in rainy days. Due to this slippy route, it is not allowed to walk down to Yamanohana from the peak of Mt. Shibutsu.