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Japan Island High Points

RankIslandPeak Elev-M StateIsol-KmAscent Date
1.HonshuFuji-san3776Shizuoka-ken/Yamanashi-ken2076.7 
2.HokkaidoAsahi-dake2291Hokkaidō804.1 
3.ShikokuIshizuchi-san1982Ehime-ken420.3 
4.Yaku-shimaMiyanoura-dake1936Kagoshima-ken453.4 
5.KyushuKuju-san1788Ōita-ken189.3 
6.Rishiri-tōRishiri-zan1721Hokkaidō211.7 
7.Sadoga-shimaKimpoku-san1172Niigata-ken119.0 
8.Hachijō-jimaHachijo-Fuji854Tōkyō-to204.0 
9.Ō-shimaMihara-yama736Tōkyō-to40.3 
10.Ō-shimaYuwan-dake694Kagoshima-ken253.6 
11.Amakusakami-shimaKura-take682Kumamoto-ken37.0 
12.Shimono-shimaYatate-yama649Nagasaki-ken123.4 
13.DōgoDaimanji-san608Shimane-ken100.1 
13.AwajiYuzuruha-san608Hyōgo-ken71.9 
15.Itsuku-shimaMisen535Hiroshima-ken30.7 
16.Ishigaki-jimaOmoto-dake526Okinawa278.4 
17.OkinawaYonaha-dake503Okinawa206.1 
18.Uotsuri-shimaUotsuri High Point362 162.4 
19.Iwo JimaSuribachi-yama161Tōkyō-to702.7 
20.Minami-KojimaMinami-Kojima High Point139 7.8 
21.Kuba-shimaKuba-shima High Point117 26.0 
22.Taisho-toTaisho-to High Point75 88.1 
23.Minami Tori ShimaMinami Tori Shima High Point9Tōkyō-to1017.9 

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List Description

The interesting thing about this list is that Kyushu, the third largest and second most populous island of Japan, has a lower high point than tiny Yaku-Shima. One would have expected the four main Japanese islands to occupy the first four spots on this list, but that is not the case.

 


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