The Ikoma-yama is situated at the border of the Nara and Osaka Prefectures within the Kongo-Ikoma Quasi-National Park.
The mountain is extending from north to south and has been criss-crossed by many pass-ways, connecting the areas of Osaka and Yamato, since olden times. The Shinki-Ikoma Skyline Drive is a pleasant motorway. Every time your car turns the corner on the winding road, you can enjoy superb views of the Osaka and the Yamato Basin. The view from the Narukawa-toge Pass, just about midway along the road, is magnificent, especially at night.
Japan 1962, Ikoma-yama.