Houkidaisen in Tottori Prefecture is the highest peak of the Chugoku district which is proud of the altitude of 1709m and is also called Houki Fuji.
It is said that a lava dome is deleted by the rainstorm, and crashes in a lava dome type (shape of Turigane) volcano, and Daisen made the present shape of a mountain. about [ 1,800,000 years before ] -- from -- Daisen which began activity forms a large-scale stratovolcano -- after that -- about [ 50,000 years before ] -- from -- it is said that the large-scale eruption was carried out, the lava dome of the maximum scale then born got cold and solidified, and the prototype of present Daisen has got in on a stratovolcano Eruption record is not likely to be left behind after carrying out the last eruption at least 10,000 years ago. Moreover, Daisen is known also for changing a figure variously by the direction to see. Although it seems that Daisen is also called Houki Fuji and Fuji Izumo, this is so called from Daisen seen from the west direction being visible to a form exactly like Mt. Fuji. I will hear that Daisen of such forms is exactly seen from the Houki town in west foot. Although it ran along the round tour road in Daisen this time and Daisen at the fresh green time had been seen, since the primeval forest of the beech said to be proud of the scale of the western part of Japan 1 spread out halfway, wonderful fresh green was able to be seen. The Daisen round tour road runs the place of an about [ altitude 800m-1000m ] via the Oyama temple also used as the base of mountain worship. The brave figure of Daisen seen from a short distance was wonderful, and very impressive.