Where the Mountain-Lovers Flock
Set in a beautiful wooden building from the Meiji era (1868-1912), this museum is dedicated to the life and works of mountaineer FUKATA Kyuya (1903-1971). A native of Daishoji, a gifted writer and mountain enthusiast, he wrote ‘One Hundred Mountains of Japan’, a popular book among Japanese mountain lovers and hikers. This beautiful house is also 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.