Mt. Yamainu

Mt. Yamainu (997 m) in Kamikatsu is named after a rock formation at its summit that is said to resemble a wolf (yamainu) with its mouth open. On the slopes of Mt. Yamainu is one of the largest sphagnum moss forests in Japan. The moss grows over large stones in the forest, making for striking scenery. The trail to the summit begins halfway up the mountainside. As you make for the trailhead, you will see of the terraced rice fields of the town, symbols of the synergy between traditional farming methods and the natural landscape.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    Kayagoya, Ikumi, Kamikatsu-cho, Katsuura-gun, Tokushima
  • Hours
    Visiting hours: 9:00 to 17:00
  • Closed
    First Tuesday of the month, and December 31 - January 2
  • Website
    Click here

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