About Mt. Hyōnosen

At 1,510 meters above sea level, Mt. Hyōnosen is the second highest mountain in the Chugoku region after Mt. Daisen. The dramatic topography of Mt. Hyōnosen on the Tottori Prefecture side of the Hyōnosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park spans ranges from gentle ridges to deep and steep valleys. It is also home to old-growth beech forests, alpine plants, and diverse wildlife including the National Monument of Japan designated golden eagle.

氷ノ山について

Access

By car

  • ・3 hours from Osaka, 3 hours 30 minutes from Kyoto

    (Take National Route 482 via National Route 29 and exit at the Yamasaki IC on Chugoku Expressway)
  • ・2 hours from Sayo JCT on Chugoku Expressway

    (Chugoku Expressway Sayo JCT→Tottori Expressway→ Kawahara IC → National Route 29 → National Route 482)
  • ・1 hour from Tottori

  • ・3 hours from Okayama

By train

Admission

Free

Hours of Operation

9:00~17:00

Closed

  • Apr. – Sep.Mondays * Open all week in August

  • Oct. – Nov.Mondays and Tuesdays

  • Dec. – Mar.Mondays to Wednesdays* Closed from Dec. 29 to Jan. 3

* If a scheduled closing day is a public holiday, we will be closed on the following day instead.

Address

〒680-0728Tsukuyone, Wakasa-cho, Yazu-gun, Tottori
Tel0858-82-1620
Fax0858-82-1612
E-mailinfo@hibikinomori.gr.jp

Located in the Tottori Prefecture side of the Hyōnosen -Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park, Hibikinomori is the Mt. Hyōnosen visitor center. It is a great place to learn about and experience the natural wonders of Mt. Hyōnosen. Inside, visitors can find information on nature, hiking trails, and many other aspects of the park as well as participate in nature-experience programs.

氷ノ山自然ふれあい館響の森

Showcase

施設・展示紹介

エントランスホール From the entrance hall with a double-height structure to the observation room on the 2nd floor

Rest Corner

Relax in comfort while taking in the panoramic view of Hyōnosen-Ushiroyama-Nagisan Quasi-National Park from this rest corner. Visitors can use the zoom monitors to get a closer look at distant objects as well as learn more about the park.

休憩コーナー休憩コーナー 休憩コーナー休憩コーナー

Forest Diorama

Stroll along a spiral walkway in this 23 meter in diameter and 10 meter in height full-size recreation of an area of a beech forest at Mt. Hyōnosen. Stuffed specimens of some of the more elusive wild animals that inhabit Mt. Hyōnosen are also displayed here.

森のジオラマ

Learning Exhibition Room

With detailed information about Mt. Hyōnosen’s history culture, landforms, geological features, plants, and animals, this exhibition room is highly recommended for anyone with a penchant for learning as well as for children working on independent research projects. Visitors can also learn with a diorama brought to life by explanatory projection mapping.

氷ノ山の自然「学習展示ルーム」

Nature Lab

Watch and learn as staff prepare insect, skeletal, and botanical specimens. The staff will also gladly answer any of your questions concerning the nature at Mt. Hyōnosen.

標本作成コーナー「ネイチャーラボ」

INUWASHI(Golden Eagle) Hall

This multipurpose space used for group activities, conferences, and exhibitions is large enough to accommodate more than 100 people.

Forest Playground

With skeletons on display and bird sounds to play, young children can learn about the creatures living on Mt. Hyōnosen in a fun and interactive way. There is also a bouldering wall to climb and animal costumes to try on in this highly recommended corner.

遊んで学べる「森の遊び広場」

Eagle Sky Theater

This adventure movie on a huge 200-inch screen elicits the sensation of soaring on the back of Mt. Hyōnosen’s symbolic golden eagle to get a bird’s-eye view of the fascinating natural world of Mt. Hyōnosen.

YAMANE(Japanese Dormouse) Room

Participate in group based hands-on
learning sessions as well as nature courses.

Application & details(Japanese)

Mt. Hyōnosen Hiker’s Corner

Find up to date information on Mt. Hyōnosen trails as well as seasonal information on flowers, wildlife, and more at this reference center for hikers and trekkers.

Entrance Hall