A steep road (24%) to the top of Mount Ikoma
Mount Ikoma is a mountain pass at an elevation of 642m (2,106ft) above the sea level, located in the border of Nara Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture in Japan. The road to reach the summit is asphalted and includes peakes up to 24%.
The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. This mountain is the highest peak in the Ikoma Mountains. The final climb to the scenic Mount Ikoma can be divided into two parts. The first 2,3 km average at 17% with peakes to 24%. The second part of the climb is mostly flat with some shorter parts of 8%.
The drive is definitely worth it. Don’t forget your camera! At present, the mountain attracts many people, offering panoramic views that extend as far as the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Kansai International Airport. Spectacular views are commanded from Skyland Ikoma, an amusement park situated on the top of the mountain. Night views are particularly beautiful, like jewelry boxes. In spring, tunnels of cherry blossoms delight visitors. On hiking trails, a variety of plants, birds, and insects are observed.