Discover Hiruzen Highlands

Experience some of the best hiking in Japan at the Hiruzen Highlands. Explore the breathtaking landscapes of Mount Mihira and Mount Hiruzen, and be astounded by the panoramic views from the Kimendai Observatory. The Hiruzen Highlands offer a perfect getaway for nature enthusiasts and adventurers alike.

Things to see and do


Getting around in the Hiruzen Highlands

The easiest way to get around in the Hiruzen Highlands is by car, since many of the major sights and attractions are not accessible by public transportation. If you decide to rent a car, it is advised to do so from the nearest airport in the vicinity. You can use our car rental widget in the FAQ menu below. 

Getting to the Hiruzen Highlands

Nearest airport: 

The nearest and most convenient airport is Yonago Kitaro Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour


Car rentals:

How long to stay in the Hiruzen Highlands

We recommend staying in the Hiruzen Highlands for about one day. 

Hotels near the Hiruzen Highlands

Flights to the Hiruzen Highlands

The nearest and most convenient airport is Yonago Kitaro Airport. 

  • by car: approximately 1 hour

Seasonal information


The hiking season in this area typically runs from Spring until Autumn.

Winter sports:

Ski resorts in Japan typically run from January until April. Though this can differ from year to year, depending on the amount of snow.

  • Bear Valley Ski Resort: click here to go to the official website

Festivals in the Hiruzen Highlands

There is one famous festival in this area. Please be advised that the following info is based upon previous entries of the festival and that the dates might have changed for the following year. It is also possible that the entire festival is cancelled in the case of heavy rainfall or a natural disaster. Please check with the official organisers' website for the most up-to-date information. 
For the exact location of the festival, you can consult our map above by clicking on the icon in the upper most corner of the map to open the map legend. Festivals are hidden by default but can be made visible by clicking on the "Festivals" checkbox in the map legend.


  • Hiruzen Highlands Shakunage Festival

    • Date: May 8th and May 26th

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