Mt. Mihara (Mihara-yama) is an active volcano which erupted last in 1986. Most of the trees being burned by lava the landscape looks desolate but still seeds find their way here and you can observe how nature always tries to grow. When you go up to the top of Mt. Mihara, you can see the crater. Once upon a time, the crater, 300 meters in diameter and 200 meters deep, was a ‘popular’ suicide spot with people regularly jumping into the crater during the 1920s and 1930s until the government erected a giant wire fence around the vantage point from which people used to jump. It was also forbidden to book a taxi for a one-way trip to Mt.Mihara. Seeing the crater is still a spectacular experience.
Akadare (Mihara canyon)
Please do not stand anywhere near the cliffs as they are prone to collapse.