This hiking route is said to be the most popular in Fukuoka due to breathtaking view from the summit, convenient location and well-maintained path, and mysterious atmosphere with religious sites.
*This tour is recognized as the Fukutabi tour program organized by Fukuoka city government.
Saturday or Sunday
* To be arranged at your request
* Subject to a guide availability
(2) Time: 7:40 am to around 12:30 pm (4hours and 50 minutes)
The hike will take about 4 hours. However the time required varies depending on physical strength of participants.
A vertical drop is about 600m, the total of walking distance is about 6 km, accordingly a physical strength is required to some degree.
(2) Meeting place: Outside the main gate at Nishitetu Dazaifu station
Nishitetsu express train leaves Fukuoka Tenjin station at 7:11am and arrive Futsukaichi station at 7:29am.
You need to change train at Futsukaichi station. Dazaifu-bound train leaves at 7:35am and arrives at Nishitetu Dazaifu station at 7:40am.
View Meeting place: Nishitetu Dazaifu station in a larger map
Including English Speaking Tour Guide fee, some sweets and tea, insurance and tax.
*Japanese Yen, cash only.
Please pay the guide at the meeting place before the tour departure on the day.
7:40 am / Nishitetu Dazaifu station
8:10 am / Kamado Shrine
10:40 am / Mt.Homanzan
12:20 pm / Kamado Shrine
12:30 pm / Nishitetu Dazaifu station
*To be arranged at your request.
*Vertical drop: about 600m
*Total of walking distance: about 6 km
*In case of rain, the tour will be canceled.
*Community bus is available from Dazaifu station to Kamado Shrine．The bus leaves Nishitetu Dazaifu station at 8:02 am and arrives at Kamado Shrine at 8:10 am.
*Tsukushinoyu（Hot spring facility) is located near Kamado shrine. Participants wishing to bath can enjoy taking a hot spring bath. Fee is 500 yen.
5.Hiking Tour Guide:
Hiking Tour Guide is nationally licensed English speaking guide, experienced and quite familiar with Fukuoka city.
Takaya / English speaking guide
I had been explaining exhibition in Kyushu National Museum for six years. Taking advantage of this experience and knowledge, I would like to guide historical sites and relics including their historical backgrounds and perspective. Furthermore I am featuring outdoor activities such as cycling and hiking as I enjoy riding bicycle and trail running frequently. Let’s enjoy Fukuoka Bike Tour and Mt. Houman Hiking Tour together.
Advance reservation is required for the tour.
Interested participants, please fill in and send the booking form by 4:00 pm (Japan Time) on 2 days before the day of the tour. We’re looking forward to hearing from you!
Convenient location and well-maintained path
Nishitetsu train and community bus is available to approach starting point of this hiking course. It takes only 8 minutes from Nishitetsu Dazaifu station to Kamado Shrine. The route is quite clear and well-maintained.
We can enjoy astonishing view from the summit of the mountain. When it is fine, we can see Fukuoka city, islands in Hakata bay, mountains around area and the Chikugo plains.
The mountain prospered since ancient time as a sanctuary of mountaineering asceticism. There are a lot of historic and religious sites and huge rocks. The area is filled with mysterious atmosphere.
Kamado Shrine which is located at the foot of the mountain is well-known for divine favor for matchmaking.