Ishimaki Musuem of Natural History Information
(closed the following day if Monday is a national
holiday or substitute holiday)
|Mt. Ishikami, with an elevation of 358m,
has long been considered a religious symbol.
Ceremonies are held at Ishimaki Shrine, situated
at the base of the mountain, in the early
mornings of February every year to predict
crop conditions in the area.
The summit of Mt. Ishimaki is made up of steep
limestone boulders, which are host to a variety
of animal and plant life only found in limestone
terrain. The plant colony among the limestone
rocks of Mt. Ishimaki has been designated
as a national natural treasure.
A free parking area halfway up the mountain
is the perfect spot for a bird’s eye view
of the entire city of Toyohashi, and is also
a popular spot for night drives. Nearby, the
Toyohashi Ishimaki Musuem of Natural History
provides information on plant life and other
geological features, while the tourist hotel
is a great place to relax.