The distance between Tohaimon gate and Oku-Miya
shrine is about 6km, and an altitude difference is about 1200m.
It takes ordinary people about three hours and half to climb up
to the top of the mountain. You will find Takinoo shrine at the
8th stage of the mountain.
Mt. Nantai used to be called Mt. Kurokami. The
kurokami means black hair. Literally, trees are grown thickly like
Also, road for climbing is full of cold air. Viewing the sunrise
will be so rewarding after you achieved the summit.
By the way, precinct of Futarasan shrine is 3400
hectare wide. This is the second largest precinct following the
Ise shrine in Japan. That area includes Mt. Nantai, Mt. Nyohou,
Mt. Akanagi, Mt. Tarou, Mt. Oomanako, Mt. Komanako, Mt. Mae-shirane
and Mt. Oku-shirane.