Mt. Iwahashi (Iwahashiyama)
Together with Mt. Nijyo, Mt. Iwahashi is one of the Katsuragi Mountains. It is 659 meters high and is in southern side of Takenouchi Pass. It promotes rich green land in the western part of the Iwaki area located in North Katsuragi City. Mt. Iwahashi provides a good source of water and a backdrop for many historical legends.
Around the summit of this mountain, there are rocky spots called "Gyojya Kugyono Ato", sites used for ascetics to practice.
There is also a famous rock structure called Kumenoiwahashi, which is thought to be the remains of a bridge from Mt. Katsuragi to Mt. Yoshino Kimpusen. The bridge was made by request of an ascetic to God of Katsuragi.
The name Iwaki, as seen in the names of Kintetsu Iwaki Station and Iwaki Elementary School, is related to Mt. Iwahashi. The original Chinese character Iwa has changed to another character, and one of the characters used in Katsuragi is added. Since the old Katsuragi Village was established in 1899, this new name has been used.
Location: Between Takenouchi and Ota, Katsuragi City
Access: 20 minutes’ walk from the Kintetsu Iwaki Station