Where the Mountain-Lovers Flock
Set in a beautiful wooden building from the Meiji era (1868-1912), this museum is dedicated to the broader topic of mountains, as well as to the life and works of Daishoji-born mountaineer and writer, FUKATA Kyuya (1903-1971). With 73% mountains, the Japanese people have always had a special relationship with their mountains which are seen as the home of deities. This beautiful building is equipped with a library, cafe and common room and is an irresistible place for those who like mountains or mountaineering. The museum site has a huge, 600 year-old ginkgo tree, famous for its autumn foliage.