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Kannabe lava flow and crater course in a town where the world adventurer Uemura Naomi was born.
神鍋溶岩流と噴火口コース -世界の冒険家植村直己が生まれた町-

Some 22,000 years ago lava flowed from Mt. Kannabe's volcano, over several tens of thousands of years the hardened lava flow eroded and formed the Kannabe highlands. This course allows visitors to enjoy Kannabe year round.

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Recommended Spots of Interest
 
1) Nidan Falls
In 2019, the waterfall's appearance changed when an anomaly created a 1 meter diameter pothole in the bedrock of the waterfall. The mossy rock is a beautiful waterfall.
2) Mabo
Long ago there use to be a gold mine in Kannabe, it became known as "mabo (mine road)".
3) Hattan Falls
This fall gets its name because the height of the fall (24m) is equivalent to the Japanese length of an eight cloth or 'nuno hattan'. This is the largest waterfall along Kannabe's old lava flow.
4) Tajima Dome
An all-weather dome facility has become a landmark of Kannabe and hosts sporting events and training camps.
5) Monument to the origin of Kannabe
The monument was erected in 1983 in celebration of Kannabe's ski areas' 60th anniversary since they opened in 1923.
6) Kannabe Shrine
Located at the summit of Mt. Kannabe, it is also called the 'three gods shrine' because of the three gods, god of fire, god of the mountain, and the god of beauty(landscape) are enshrined there.
7) Mt. Kannabe crater
A power spot where you can feel the magnificence of nature in a volcano crater that is 750m in circumference and 50m deep.
Route Starting Point and Destination
Start: Kiyotaki community center
Destination: Roadside station Kannabe Kogen
Difficulty
★★☆
Type of Activity
★☆☆ Flat course(Elevation gain less than 100m)or less than 5km.
★★☆ Slightly undulating course(Elevation gain less than 500m)or less than 10km.
★★★ Rugged course(Elevation gain more than 500m)or 11km.
Distance About 6.5km
Required Time Walking time of about 4.5 hours.
Start & Destination Start: Kiyotaki community center
Destination: Roadside station Kannabe Kogen
Getting Here By Train: Take JR train to Ebara Station, then board the Zentan Bus for Tochimoto bus stop.
By Car: Park at Kiyotaki Community Center
Road Conditions Asphalt & dirt
Signpost Presence None
Contact Contact: Hidaka Kannabe Tourism Association
Phone: 0796-45-0800
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