Overlooking a Panorama of the Kasaoka Islands
Mt. Mitake faces the Sea of Mizushima and has an elevation of 310 meters. From its foothills up to the summit, there are several locations of religious significance, including Ryuo Shrine, Ontaki Gongen, and Mt. Mitake 33 Kannon. The mountain has a strong religious following among its local residents who have an intimate attachment to it. The lookout just before the summit is called “Genkodai” and it presents a panorama of the many islands spread throughout the Seto Inland Sea, with the Kasaoka Islands in the center. In 1950, Mt. Mitake was designated a National Park because of its exquisite views.
Nishi Oshima, Kasaoka City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan 714-0032
25 minutes from the Kasaoka Interchange on the Sanyo Expressway.