Azaleas at Mount Ohira

Drive up to the mountain's peak for blooms and views

May 1st
May 15th
Venue: Mount Ohira, Yamaguchi When: May 1st - May 15th 2021

Yamaguchi's Mount Ohira sits at just over 600 meters in height, and conveniently, visitors are able to drive right up to the top of it. During spring, specifically around mid-May, the summit is home to an impressive number of azaleas in bloom.

Along with the beautiful azaleas to appreciate, heading to the top of Mount Ohira also offers some great views out over the surrounding Hofu city area and the Seto Inland Sea. Be sure to bring your camera - the combination of the blooms, the sea and mountain views, and the open blue sky is well worth snapping a few shots of!

Getting there

Mount Ohira is located around 35 minutes by taxi from the JR Hofu Station, served by the Sanyo Main Line.

For those who plan to self-drive, the mountain is around 10 minutes from either the Sanyo Expressway's Hofu-Higashi IC (headed from Hiroshima) or the Hofu-Nishi IC (headed from Kyushu).

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Kim @kim.b

I'm an expat who has lived abroad for almost a decade, including 7 years in Japan. I've also visited 44 of 47 prefectures and hope to get to the last three someday! I'm particularly fond of exploring off the beaten path destinations, gardens, and tea houses, and have a real interest in Japan's growing vegan scene.

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Elena Lisina 3 months ago
What a grand view! WOW!
Kim Author 3 months ago
Yes! Isn't it lovely? Mountains, sea, and flowers, all at once :)