If the British Arms Survey had long considered an altitude of 300m as the minimum mark for the division between hills and mountains, somewhere in Japan there is a recognized resource of a mountain but only a Possessing a height of only 4.53 m.
Tenpo is the mountain in question. This is a man-made mountain created in the 1800s, from a pile of mud dredged to allow larger ships to enter the port of Osaka and become a tourist destination to this day. It is known that the mountain was originally 20 m high, but now it is only 4.53 m above sea level, but it is still recognized by the Japan Geological Survey as one of the 2 lowest mountains in the country. Here, next to the Hiyoriyama mountain in Tohoku is only 3 meters high.
The surface of the mountain is currently Tenpozan Park – where visitors can visit and enjoy the swing. To “climb” Tenpo, visitors will head to Tenpozan Park a few minutes’ walk from Osakako Station. The park is almost right at the foot of the Tenpozan Ferris Wheel, next to the Osaka Kaiyukan Aquarium. Because of its “short” height, it is difficult for most visitors to recognize it as a mountain without signs and signs.
Interestingly, every visitor after “conquering” Tenpo will be issued a certificate of “successfully climbing to the top”. To be certified, visitors will have to write down the date, month, name, address in Japan and the number of people who have successfully “climbed”, then wrap 100 yen in paper and add 10 yen for each person and send it in a nearby mailbox. The certificate is written in Japanese and has a proper official seal.
Japan’s National Tourism Organization even claims to have a mountain rescue unit on hand in case tourists get lost on this 4.53m-tall “dangerous” climb. which everyone knows that so far, no tourists need help from this unit. Many visitors after successfully climbing to the top of Tenpo expressed their excitement and excitement because perhaps this was the first time they felt their bodies were still full of energy after “climbing”.