Ibuki is the tallest mountain in all of Omi (1,377 m above the sea level) and one of the one hundred top mountains of Japan. It was the deity Ibuki the one able to defeat Yamatotakeru no Mikoto, the legendary hero of Japanese history. This sacred mountain has been worshipped since ancient times as a symbol of the region of Omi.
The summit of the mountain boasts a scenic beauty that spreads across a huge panorama that can be appreciated in all four directions, showing an unbroken view of Japan’s largest Lake Biwa and the mountains on the opposite shore, as well as the Japanese Alps and Ise Bay. It is also famous for the diversity of medicinal and alpine plants, wild birds and insects that can be found here. At the summit you can also appreciate the surface covered in a magnificent field of alpine flowers in full bloom. The Ibuki Mountain meadow sweet grass has been designated as a natural monument of Japan.
*Climbing distance: 6 km / One-way trip: 3 hours and half (One-way trip. Resting times not included. This is a rough estimation as walking times may vary for each person.)
*On winter you can have fun skiing at the Okuibuki Ski Area.