Mt. Hiko


Mount Hiko lies on the border of Fukuoka and Oita Prefectures. Its peak is 1,200 meters (3,937 feet) above sea level. Revered as a holy mountain since ancient times, Mt. Hiko is famous for being hallowed ground along the pilgrimage route for Buddhist monks. In fact, the mountain is one of the “Three Major Mountain Pilgrimage Destinations” (along with Mount Haguro and Mount Omine).

Located on Mt. Hiko is the Mt. Hiko Shrine. In the middle of the shrine is the building Hoheiden, which has been designated as an important cultural property of Japan.

During the fall many visitors climb the mountain to see the beautiful fall colors!

Basic Information

Address (Japanese) 824-0721 福岡県田川郡添田町英彦山
Address Hikosan, Soeda Town, Tagawa County, Fukuoka
Telephone Number 0947-82-1236(添田町商工観光振興課)
Contact Soeda Town Project Section
Fax Number 0947-82-2869
Car Park 80 vehicles
Access *15 minute drive from JR Hitahikosan Line Hikosan Station
(From JR Hikosan Station by Nishitetsu Bus, get off at Jingu bus stop
*40 minute drive from Haki Interchange off of Oita Expressway
*90 minute drive from Honamihigashi Interchange off of Yakiyama Bypass
*90 minute drive from Yahata Interchange off of Kyushu Expressway
*60 minute drive from Tagawa Gotoji Station of the JR Heisei Chikuho Railway

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


Chikuho Area
Mountain & Alpen Shrines & Temples Hike & Trek

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