Mt. Myougi

Tour of stone gates

Mt. Myougi was formed by a volcano that was active around 6 to 4 million years ago. It has long been popular as a mountain of mountain worship and has been visited by many climbers since the Edo period (1603-1868). In the mountain, you can see powerful, oddly shaped rocks created by nature, such as Candle Rock and Stone Gate. Let’s walk around while thinking about how these rocks were formed.

(Left) A view of the Higurashi (Middle) Cannon Rock (Right) Fourth Stone Gate seen from the rest area