Mount Kanpu

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Mt. Kanpu
寒風山
Mount Kanpu.jpg
Physical characteristics
Summit Height335 m
MunicipalitiesOga
Location in Akita
Location in Akita

Mount Kanpu (寒風山;-san) is a stratovolcano located on the Oga Penninsula. A relatively small mountain at 355 meters, it is a major tourist attraction for Oga City.

Attractions

  • Mt. Kanpu Observation Platform (寒風山展望台). website. ☎ 0185-25-3055. 〒010-0344 秋田県男鹿市脇本富永字寒風山62. (map). This viewing center at the 355 meter summit on a clear day offers views of the Sea of Japan, Lake Hachirogata, Oga Penninsula, and Mt. Chokai to the south. Features a small exhibition and gift shop. The open viewing area right next to the centre is not quite as high, but offers near panoramic views for free. Open March to December every day from 08:30 ~ 17:00 Admission: ¥540 for adults, ¥270 for students.
  • Kanpuzan Paragliding School (寒風山パラグライディングスクール). website. ☎ 0185-25-2077. 〒010-0344 秋田県男鹿市脇本富永寒風山1-1. (map). A two person trial run for 20~30 minutes will run you ¥6000, while a half-day course will cost ¥9000 (this includes insurance.) 9:30-16:30, March-November..

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