Today I went on a hike in Saga prefecture up to two new mountains that I have not previously visited. Takatoriyama in this area was once the site of a castle similar to nearby Kiyama. The view from the top was great so you can see why it would have been the ideal spot for defence. The second mountain was Mt. Chinzai (Chinzei was sometimes how it appeared in signs) this area has easy forest hiking the only slightly difficult part was going down from Takatoriyama, there are many ropes and the ground is steep at points. It was nice weather and we got to visit some more great local mountains in Saga prefecture!