Mt. Tepouzan

I’m not even a professional mountain climber, but I climbed one of the most extreme mountains in Japan.

I didn’t even bring any equipment, and I was wearing my Adidas sneakers. It was raining.

This mountain, Mount Tempozan (天保山), at an astounding 4.53 meters, is the lowest mountain in Japan. The mountain is located in Tempozan Park in Osaka. You can read about the park and the fierce mountain on this bilingual information sign.

The perilous jagged snowy peak of Mt. Tempozan.

There is a great view of the “Big Wheel” from the mountain area.

Tempozan Park is located very close to the famous Osaka Acquarium down in the Osaka bay area, so if you’re in the area, drop by and pay Mount Tempozan a visit.

But be careful.

– Harvey


  • “bilingual information sign” link broken XD

  • Fixed! Sorry about that!

  • Oh noes!!11!

    We went to Keiyukan aquarium (it’s awesome bTW) and somehow missed that edifice. Heh

    Next time we’ll have to stop by and take the climb.

    Harvey, do you have pics of yourself planting a flag at the summit?

  • Harvey!

    Question for ya;
    Now that you “think” in Japanese, do you also think in metric or do you need to do conversions still?

  • Clive!

    I have never had a super solid head for numbers as it is, but now I definitely refer to height & weight and temperatures the “metric way”.

    However, I never really made the switch from speed and distance… Not sure why…

    I can’t really convert on the fly though. It’s really one or the other!

  • Clive! I do have a pic somewhere I think… but… I had a nose bleed so too embarrassed to post it. ;-)

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