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Seabri-yama MT

Height: 871m
Time needed: Around 2 hours
Open season: Spring to Fall
Access: 20 minutes by bus from Aizu Wakamatsu Station
Contact: Aizu Wakamatsu Kankou Kousha Tel: 0242-27-4005

Mt. Seaburi, stand 871 meters above sea-level, amd separates the Aizu Basin with Lake Inawashiro. The climbing trail starts in the Higashiyama Onsen area of Wakamatsu.
Long ago, the local people often climbed over this mountain, and it said to have been given the name Seaburi because "in the mornings the sun rises in te east" as they went on their wai to work in the mountains and sell their wares, then and as they started for home "their backs (se) were bathed (aburi) in the light of the setting sun"
Long ago, the mountain-pass over Mt. Seaburi was mecessary to connect the Aizu and Nakadori regions. About 400 years ago, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of the most famous men in Japanese history, who carried out the unification of Japan, used the pass over Mt. Seaburi whe he visited Aizu to carry ont surveys of the land. It is said he took a break and a drink of the while gazing out across the Aizu basin, so the area at the mountain top become temed "kanpaku-daira"(kanpaku means chief advisor to te Emperor)
The mountain top is a splendid view point over the local area. in the West, you cam see right across the Aizu basin, and ins the East you can see the symbols of Aizu, Mt Bandai and Lake Inawashiro. There is also a campsite, adventure playground, and hiking trail. The grave of Okei, a japanese girl, who at age 17 was the first to emigrate to America, also stands here.


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