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Climb Mt. Nosoko
At a height of just 282 meters the full hike to Mt. Nosoko's summit takes about 45 minutes and if you take the shortcut then you can be there within 15 minutes. When you finally arrive at the peak you'll find a collection of large boulders which are perched upon a huge cylindrical rock. It is this rock that gives the mountain it's unmistakable appearance which can be identified from many miles away. Legend has it that one of these rocks is the remains of a local girl, 'Maapee', whose broken heart led to climb the mountain where she then turned to stone.
If you're planning on doing the full hike then you should approach Mt. Nosoko from the south along route 78. The pictures below should help you to find your way along with my interactive map of Ishigaki.