Located between Buzen and Chikujo in Fukuoka Prefecture, Mount Kubote is also known as the “500-monk mountain” and is considered as a holy place of Buzen Shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism incorporating both Shinto and Buddhist concepts). It has a peculiar bump on its side which gives the mountain a strange shape.
The greenery during spring every April to May and the autumn leaves every November draw in numerous mountain climbers and visitors here at Mount Kubote. The colors of the trees during autumn change everyday, which you can fully experience by walking on the mountain paths.
Parking available for 40 cars and 10 buses
From JR Unoshima Station, ride the Buzen bus and get off at "Kubote Historical Museum" stop. 60-minute walk from there.