Mt. Chibusayama A place where you can experience the grandness of Hahajima
Standing at an elevation of 463m, this is the highest point of the inhabited islands of Chichijima and Hahajima.
The name of Mt. Chibusayama comes from the Japanese word of “Chibusa”, which refers to a woman’s breast.
The trail from the entrance goes around the mountain and leads back to the entrance. A clockwise route is recommended.
The mountain is home to many endemic plants such as the Hahajima Nobotan (melastoma pentapetalum) and Wadan no Ki (dendrocacalia crepidifolia).
From the summit there is spectacular view of the east side of the island, while Chichijima can also be spotted on a clear day.
Along the trail you might be able to spot the “Meguro”, which is a special natural monument that only lives on Hahajima.
Mt. Chibusayama is selected among the “Top 100 Island Mountains” in Japan.
The Hahajima Tourist Association issues a memorial certificate for climbing to the top of Chibusayama (300 Yen).
Please apply at the Hahajima Tourist Association desk before climbing if you wish to order one.
Required time : To mountain trail entrance: 10 min. on foot + 4 hr. for a full trip of the trail Clockwise route is approximately 6km (2.8km uphill, 3.2km downhill) Required time : To mountain trail entrance: 10 min. on foot + 4 hr. for a full trip of the trail Clockwise route is approximately 6km (2.8km uphill, 3.2km downhill)