Mt Takatori Rock Formations - Mt. Takatori is characterized by vertically steep rocks which is likened to Mt. Myogi in Gunma Prefecture. The view from the summit is outstanding, and it is crowded with people who enjoy hiking on holidays. The steep rock formations are unusual for this area, and visitors can see many unusual shapes, some which have been cut for the sake of tombstones and walkways. Rock climbing at Takatoriyama Park is popular here but requires the guidance of the Mt. Takatori Safety Climbing Council instructor and comply with the prescribed rules. In order to climb these rocks, you need to register with the Mt. Takatori Safety Mountaineering Council. The giant Maitreya Bodhisattva statue is what this park is most famous for. This Maitreya Bodhisattva statue was sculpted by Shigeru Fujishima in 1965.