Mt. Hiba, a part of Hiba-Dogo-Taishaku Quasi-National Park is located on the border of Shimane prefecture. There are a series of mountain that are classified into the mountains 1200m at the elevation around Mt.Hiba. The area of the summit is covered by virgin forest of beech trees that is designated as a national treasure, and the beautiful scenery of fresh green and the autumn leaves are appealing to visiting climbers. It has been known as a religious mountain which was introduced in "Kojiki" (Japanese oldest chronicle), and as the place where "Hibagon of apes" (Japanese equivalent of Bigfoot or Yeti) appeared. Most of the area is overlapping with the area of Hiroshima-ken-no-Mori; ski resort, camping site, and walking trails are well maintained. Also, the area is blessed with alpine plants.
Yuki Saijo-cho Shobara City , Zip code 729-5602
Approx. 50 min. from Syobara IC or Tojo IC of Chugoku Expressway to the each parking of Kumano Shrine, Prefectural Forest Park Center, Mt. Ryuo, and Tachieboshi
[By public transportation]
Approx. 20 min. by taxi from Bingo-ochiai Station of JR Geibi Line
: Taxi appointment is required
Available ( 100 cars for Kumano Shrine, 600 cars for Prefectural Forest 50 cars for Mt.Ryuo50 cars for Tachieboshi )