100 Famous Japanese Mountains
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This is a well known and popular list for hikers in Japan.
Note that two famous and prominent Japanese volcanoes have their precise summit peaks located on dangerous and loose volcanic rock, and therefore hiking to the very highest point on these mountains is officially forbidden. These peaks are Rishiri-zan, off Hokkaido, and Dai-sen, in Chogoku. On this list, nearby sub-peaks accessible by tourist trails are substituted for these two main peaks, allowing this list to be completed without violating closed areas.
Links Hyakumeizan, Hiking Japan!
Wikipedia Article - 100 Famous Mountains
Selected Guidebook(s) for this List Hiking in Japan (Ryall, McLachlan, Joll)
Caution: These books feature many of the peaks on this list, but may not have information on all of them.
Map Showing Location of Peaks
= Peaks climbed by Layne Bracy = Unclimbed peaksClick on a peak to see its name and a clickable link.
(Map only shows peaks ranked by clean prominence)
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