Kinkasan is an islet about 60 km east of Sendai
and 1 kilometer to the southeast of the Oshika-
hanto Peninsula. It floats above the Pacific
Ocean, and is only about 26 kilometers in
circumference. The highest point on the island is
about 445 meters above sea level. From it, you can
enjoy a beautiful panorama of the Pacific Ocean,
Sendai the City of Trees, and the Kurikoma
Mountain Range in the north of Miyagi.
There are several walking courses on the island, including an undulating course around the island and a course to the island's summit. The climate is warm, and wild deer and monkeys live on the island. Hike these courses and you will truly be able to fully enjoy the island's nature.
Also on the island is Koganeyama-jinja Shrine, which was built in the 8th century. Its guardian god, the god of good fortune, has been attracting worshippers for many years. This shrine forms the starting point for the hiking course to the top of the mountain, and people in the shrine office can give you an advice on how best to enjoy the course. There is also accommodation attached to the shrine, where you can spend the night. From its large communal bath, you can enjoy the view of the Oshika-hanto Peninsula.