Welcome to Tsurugi-san


The summit plain is known as Heike-no-baba and is said to have served as the 12th-century training field for military horses of local Heike warriors. When the Heike clan succumbed to the rival Genji warriors at the Battle of Dan-noura in 1185, legend tells they buried their emperor's sword at the peak of Tsurugi-san; hence the mountain's nickname of Ken-zan (sword peak).

A chairlift goes most of the way up from the carpark at Mi-no-koshi, after which it is a leisurely 40-minute climb to the top. There are great views from the rounded summit.


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Tsurugi-san in detail