Houmansan (Mt.)


Dazaifu's sacred mountain with spectacular views and nature's healing powers.

Mount Homan, also known as Mt Kamado, straddles the cities of Dazaifu and Chikushino. It has long been revered as a mountain where gods descend. In recognition of its close relationship with Dazaifu in ancient times, the mountain was designated as a national historic site, the third in the country after Chokaisan and Mt Fuji, as a 'sacred mountain' of faith.
The mountain is dotted with numerous historical sites, and the Kamimiya Shrine of the Kamogamon Shrine is located on the summit of the mountain, reached after climbing the endless 100 stone gangi (stone steps).
From the top, the view over the city is spectacular, and the seasonal beauty of the fresh greenery in spring and the autumn leaves in autumn attracts many climbers throughout the year.

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 818-0114 福岡県太宰府市北谷
Address Kitaya, Dazaifu City, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 092-921-2121(太宰府市観光推進課)
Fax Number 092-921-1601(太宰府市観光推進課)
Car Park Houmangu Hearth Shrine parking lot available: approx. 100 vehicles / 400 yen per trip.
Access From the Kamogamon Shrine (using the front trailhead) to the summit, approx. 2 hrs on foot.

To the front trailhead
From Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station, take the Community Bus Mahoroba (bound for Uchiyama) for about 10 minutes, get off at the last stop and walk about 2 minutes to the Kamogammon Shrine. 
From Nishitetsu Dazaifu Station, approx. 40 mins walk.
Website https://kamadojinja.or.jp/mt_houmanzan/

*Information on facilities is subject to change. Please check each official website for the latest information.


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