Locates 695 meters from the sea level, made of remnants of volcano 15 million years ago.
Climb up the stone step of Houraijisan Omotesando, you will see cedar tree when you pass Niomon Gate. Estimated age of 800 years old and 60 meters height. How dynamic to see the tree growing skyward. It is called Kasasugi, which means umbrella cedar because the branach spread in all directions at the top part of the stem and looks like opened umbrella.
Kasasugi which was chosen as one of 100 best trees of Japan is rare species and it is said the best in quality and its figure.
Stone steps are 1,425 steps.