Mt. Ibuki

Mt. Ibuki is the highest peak in Shiga Prefecture (altitude: approx. 1,377 m). It is one of the top one hundred mountains of Japan. You will find a large panorama with an unbroken view under your eyes from the summit up to Lake Biwa, Hira, the Hiei Mountains, the Japan Alps and Ise Bay. The alpine flower field at the summit is listed as a national natural monument. The temperature at the summit is 8 to 10 degrees lower than at the foot of the mountain.

■Estimated Climbing Time
Approx. 3 hours and 30 minutes from the foot of the mountain to the summit (one-way)

■Mountain Trail
Please make sure to wear shoes and clothes suitable for climbing the mountain.

This is a driving course with a total length of 17 km. It is located so that it extends into both Shiga Prefecture and Gifu Prefecture. You can drive up to the vicinity of the ninth station. You can then easily climb to the summit from there.

■Inquiry (Ibukiyama Driveway)

Ueno, Maibara-shi, Shiga, etc.
[Public transportation] 10 minutes on foot after getting off at Ibuki Tozanguchi on the bus from JR Omi-Nagahama Station
[By car] 20 minutes from Sekigahara IC on the Meishin Expressway and Maibara IC on the Hokuriku Expressway. Driveway: 5 minutes from Sekigahara IC on the Meishin Expressway (Mt. Ibuki Driveway Toll Booth)
[Parking] Driveway: 650 standard-size automobiles
Business hours
Spring: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. from the third Saturday in April to the third Friday in July. Summer: 3 a.m. to 10 p.m. from the third Saturday in July to August 31. Fall: 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. in September and 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. on the final Sunday in October to November. Winter: Closed during the winter other than the above
Climbing Mt. Ibuki 300 yen as a cooperative fee for entering the mountain area
Driveway: Motorcycles: 2,160 yen. Light and standard-sized automobiles: 3,090 yen
Maibara Tourism Association