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100 Famous Japanese Mountains

RankPeakSection Elev-Ft
(Avg)
PrefectureRange (Level 3) Prom-Ft
(Avg)
1.Fuji-sanKanto12,388Shizuoka-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu12,388
2.Kita-dakeChubu10,472Yamanashi-kenHonshu7347
3.Hotaka-dakeChubu10,466Gifu-ken/Nagano-kenHonshu7570
4.Aino-dakeChubu10,463Shizuoka-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu997
5.Yariga-takeChubu10,433Gifu-ken/Nagano-kenHonshu1417
6.Warusawa-dakeChubu10,305Shizuoka-kenHonshu2447
7.Akaishi-dakeChubu10,236Nagano-ken/Shizuoka-kenHonshu1381
8.Ontake-sanChubu10,062Nagano-kenHonshu5616
9.Shiomi-dakeChubu9997Nagano-ken/Shizuoka-kenHonshu1657
10.Senjoga-dakeChubu9951Nagano-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu2421
11.Norikura-dakeChubu9928Gifu-ken/Nagano-kenHonshu4055
12.Tate-yamaChubu9892Toyama-kenHonshu2854
13.Hijiri-dakeChubu9885Nagano-ken/Shizuoka-kenHonshu1535
14.Tsurugi-dakeChubu9839Toyama-kenHonshu 
15.Suisho-dakeChubu9797Toyama-kenHonshu 
16.Kaikomaga-takeChubu9734Nagano-kenHonshu 
17.Kisokomaga-takeChubu9698Nagano-kenHonshu5744
18.Shirouma-dakeChubu9619Nagano-ken/Toyama-kenHonshu 
19.Yakushi-dakeChubu9600Toyama-kenHonshu 
20.WashibadakeChubu9593Nagano-kenHonshu 
21.Yatsuga-takeChubu9511Nagano-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu6287
22.Kasaga-dakeChubu9505Gifu-kenHonshu 
23.Kashimayariga-takeChubu9478Toyama-kenHonshu 
24.Utsugi-dakeChubu9396Nagano-kenHonshu 
25.Jonen-dakeChubu9373Nagano-kenHonshu 
26.Hoo-zanChubu9318Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
26.KurobegorodakeChubu9318Gifu-kenHonshu 
28.Goryu-dakeChubu9232Nagano-kenHonshu 
29.Haku-sanChubu8865Ishikawa-ken/Gifu-kenHonshu6224
30.Kinpu-sanChubu8527Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
31.Tekari-dakeChubu8501Nagano-kenHonshu 
32.Shirane-sanKanto8458Tochigi-ken/Gunma-kenHonshu5292
33.AsumaKanto8425Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Tateshina-yamaChubu8301Nagano-kenHonshu 
35.Nantai-sanKanto8156Tochigi-kenHonshu 
36.Kobushiga-takeChubu8120Saitama-kenHonshu 
37.Hiuchi-yamaChubu8077Niigata-kenHonshu5370
38.Yake-dakeChubu8054Nagano-kenHonshu 
39.Myoko-sanChubu8051Niigata-kenHonshu 
40.Hiuchiga-takeTohuku7730Fukushima-kenHonshu 
41.Azumaya-sanKanto7723Nagano-kenHonshu 
42.TakazumaChubu7720Niigata-kenHonshu 
43.Asahi-dakeHokkaido7516HokkaidōHokkaido7516
44.Chokai-zanTohuku7336Yamagata-kenHonshu6204
45.MizugakiChubu7316Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
46.Shibutsu-sanTohuku7310Gunma-kenHonshu 
47.Ena-sanChubu7188Nagano-kenHonshu 
48.Shirane-sanKanto7087Gunma-kenHonshu 
49.Hotaka-yamaKanto7080Gunma-kenHonshu 
50.Naeba-sanKanto7037Niigata-kenHonshu 
51.Sukai-sanKanto7034Tochigi-kenHonshu 
52.Hiraga-dakeTohuku7024Niigata-kenHonshu 
52.TomuraushiHokkaido7024HokkaidōHokkaido 
54.Komaga-dakeTohuku6998Fukushima-kenHonshu 
55.Iide-sanTohuku6906Niigata-kenHonshu 
56.Tokachi-dakeHokkaido6814HokkaidōHokkaido 
57.Daibosatsu-reiChubu6749Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
58.Horoshiri-dakeHokkaido6736HokkaidōHokkaido 
59.Iwate-sanTohuku6686Iwate-kenHonshu5726
60.Nishi-Azuma-yamaTohuku6677Fukushima-kenHonshu 
61.UtsukushigaharaChubu6673Nagano-kenHonshu 
62.Kumotori-yamaChubu6617Tōkyō-to/Saitama-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
63.UonumakomagaTohuku6572Niigata-kenHonshu 
64.GassanTohuku6509Yamagata-kenHonshu 
65.Ishizuchi-sanWestern Japan6503Ehime-kenShikoku6503
66.Tanigawa-dakeKanto6486Gunma-kenHonshu 
67.Makihata-yamaTohuku6453Niigata-kenHonshu 
68.AmakazariChubu6440Nagano-kenHonshu 
69.Tsurugi-sanWestern Japan6414Tokushima-kenShikoku5052
70.Miyanoura-dakeWestern Japan6352Kagoshima-kenOutlying Japanese Islands6352
71.KirigamineChubu6316Nagano-kenHonshu 
72.Hayachine-sanTohuku6289Iwate-kenHonshu 
73.Hakken-zanWestern Japan6286Nara-kenHonshu5687
74.Nasu-dakeTohuku6283Tochigi-kenHonshu 
75.Yotei-zanHokkaido6227HokkaidōHokkaido6161
76.Asahi-dakeTohuku6135Yamagata-kenHonshu 
77.Zao-sanTohuku6037Yamagata-kenHonshu 
78.Akagi-sanKanto5997Gunma-kenHonshu 
79.Bandai-sanTohuku5958Fukushima-kenHonshu 
80.Kuju-sanWestern Japan5866Ōita-kenKyushu5866
81.Sobo-sanWestern Japan5761Miyazaki-ken/Ōita-kenKyushu 
82.Ryokami-sanChubu5653Saitama-kenHonshu 
83.Rishiri-zan--Kita mineHokkaido5640HokkaidōHokkaido79
84.Dai-sen--Misen PeakWestern Japan5607Tottori-kenHonshu144
85.Kirishima-yamaWestern Japan5577Miyazaki-kenKyushu 
85.Adatara-yamaTohuku5577Fukushima-kenHonshu 
87.Odaigahara-zanWestern Japan5561Mie-ken/Nara-kenHonshu 
88.Rausu-dakeHokkaido5446HokkaidōHokkaido 
89.Iwaki-sanTohuku5331Aomori-kenHonshu 
90.HachimantaiTohuku5292Iwate-kenHonshu 
91.Aso-sanWestern Japan5223Kumamoto-kenKyushu 
92.Hakkoda-sanTohuku5200Aomori-kenHonshu 
93.Tanzawa-sanKanto5141Kanagawa-kenHonshu367
94.Shari-dakeHokkaido5075HokkaidōHokkaido 
95.Arashima-dakeWestern Japan5000Fukui-kenHonshu 
96.Meakan-dakeHokkaido4918HokkaidōHokkaido 
97.Amagi-sanChubu4613Shizuoka-kenHonshu 
98.Ibuki-yamaWestern Japan4518Shiga-kenHonshu 
99.Kaimon-dakeWestern Japan3031Kagoshima-kenKyushu 
100.Tsukuba-sanKanto2874Ibaraki-kenHonshu 

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List Description

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.

 


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