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Best trails in Hakusan National Park

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Explore the most popular trails in Hakusan National Park with hand-curated trail maps and driving directions as well as detailed reviews and photos from hikers, campers and nature lovers like you.
Hakusan National Park encompasses some of the highest peaks in western Japan, this park also features volcanic crater lakes, plateaus, and lush forests. As a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, Hakusan is home to a variety of biodiversity such as the famous 1800-year-old cedar trees in Gujo (a must see!) Major attractions here include: Hyakuyojo Falls, Lake Hakusui (best seen during the fall when leaves change), Shirakawa-go (historic village), and Chugu Onsen, a hot spring that also has a camp site. Hakusan is also known to be a religious mountain for worship, practitioners of Shugendo (a mix of Buddhism, Shinto and others) have been using this Hakusan for spiritual training. Because of this, Hakusan is one out of three famous mountains in Japan.
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#1 - White Mountain (Haku-san)
Hakusan National Park
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Length: 14.9 mi • Est. 10 h 34 m
A great 2 day hike over the "white mountain" (aka Haku-san), one of Japan's '3 holy peaks'. Although a little hard to get to, Haku-san is well worth a visit. One of the 100 famous mountainsShow more