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“Worth the effort”
Review of Mount Misen

Mount Misen
Ranked #3 of 85 things to do in Hatsukaichi
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Melbourne,Australia
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28 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Worth the effort”
Reviewed June 24, 2013

If you feel like a bit of a hike in the forest away from the crowds then this will suit you, but be warned that the walk from the end of the ropeway to the top is about 30 minute of mainly uphill walking including stairs. With this in mind take the free shuttle up from the town area to the start of the ropeway (you may as well conserve your energy) If you choose to walk it will take 6-8 minutes.The ride up starts of in a small car (4 person) with a transfer to a larger gondola for the final section. The views were fantastic, although it was a little hazy. The path at the top is mainly sealed but with some uneven sections and wobbly stairs. There are various shrines dotted along the way, adding interest to the walk. Then of course there are deer around who will mug you for your food given half a chance. You can walk down, but knowing we still had lots of walking to do over the next few days we again took the ropeway. At the bottom it is a pleasant (downhill) stroll through pretty gardens back to the shopping area.

Visited April 2013
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Carmel Valley, California
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“On a clear day . . .”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

. . . you can see a great deal of the Inland Sea, but since Mount Misen is the center of a preserve encompassing most of the island, it doesn't much matter. Take the rope-way up, hike another half-hour on a relatively steep trail to the top if you're up for it, and walk down.

Visited May 2013
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Perth, Australia
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“Great experience”
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Enjoyable cable car ride. Walking tracks at the top, and you have the option of walking back or taking the cable car.

Visited April 2013
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Lymington, United Kingdom
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“Wonderful views”
Reviewed May 8, 2013

Allow some time to wander and enjoy Mt Misen. If you have time and are fit do consider returning by foot on one of the paths. It is magical and apart from the deer you will be alone with the forest and tumbling water

Visited April 2013
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Randolph, New Jersey
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“Breathtaking view”
Reviewed May 7, 2013

Even Shikoku was visible that day. Definitely worth the time. Take the ropeway both ways unless you are in good shape and like a workout.

Visited May 2013
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