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100 Famous Japanese Mountains

RankPeakSection Elev-M
(Avg)
PrefectureRange (Level 3) Prom-M
(Avg)
1.Fuji-sanKanto3776Shizuoka-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu3776
2.Hotaka-dakeChubu3190Gifu-ken/Nagano-kenHonshu2308
3.Asahi-dakeHokkaido2291HokkaidōHokkaido2291
4.Kita-dakeChubu3192Yamanashi-kenHonshu2240
5.Ishizuchi-sanWestern Japan1982Ehime-kenShikoku1982
6.Miyanoura-dakeWestern Japan1936Kagoshima-kenOutlying Japanese Islands1936
7.Yatsuga-takeChubu2899Nagano-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu1917
8.Haku-sanChubu2702Ishikawa-ken/Gifu-kenHonshu1897
9.Chokai-zanTohoku2236Yamagata-kenHonshu1891
10.Yotei-zanHokkaido1898HokkaidōHokkaido1878
11.Kisokomaga-takeChubu2956Nagano-kenHonshu1751
12.Iwate-sanTohoku2038Iwate-kenHonshu1746
13.Hakken-zanWestern Japan1916Nara-kenHonshu1734
14.Ontake-sanChubu3067Nagano-kenHonshu1712
15.Hiuchi-yamaChubu2462Niigata-kenHonshu1637
16.Shirane-sanKanto2578Tochigi-ken/Gunma-kenHonshu1613
17.Tsurugi-sanWestern Japan1955Tokushima-kenShikoku1540
18.Norikura-dakeChubu3026Gifu-ken/Nagano-kenHonshu1236
19.Tate-yamaChubu3015Toyama-kenHonshu870
20.Tsukuba-sanKanto877Ibaraki-kenHonshu802
21.Warusawa-dakeChubu3141Shizuoka-kenHonshu746
22.Senjoga-dakeChubu3033Nagano-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu738
23.Tokachi-dakeHokkaido2077HokkaidōHokkaido673
24.Shiomi-dakeChubu3047Nagano-ken/Shizuoka-kenHonshu505
25.Hijiri-dakeChubu3013Nagano-ken/Shizuoka-kenHonshu468
26.Yariga-takeChubu3180Gifu-ken/Nagano-kenHonshu432
27.Akaishi-dakeChubu3120Nagano-ken/Shizuoka-kenHonshu421
28.Aino-dakeChubu3189Shizuoka-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu304
29.Nasu-dakeTohoku1915Tochigi-kenHonshu190
30.Tanzawa-sanKanto1567Kanagawa-kenHonshu112
31.Kuju-sanWestern Japan1787Ōita-kenKyushu92
32.Dai-sen - Misen PeakWestern Japan1709Tottori-kenHonshu44
33.Rishiri-zan - Kita mineHokkaido1719HokkaidōHokkaido24
34.Tsurugi-dakeChubu2999Toyama-kenHonshu 
34.Suisho-dakeChubu2986Toyama-kenHonshu 
34.Kaikomaga-takeChubu2967Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Shirouma-dakeChubu2932Nagano-ken/Toyama-kenHonshu 
34.Yakushi-dakeChubu2926Toyama-kenHonshu 
34.WashibadakeChubu2924Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Kasaga-dakeChubu2897Gifu-kenHonshu 
34.Kashimayariga-takeChubu2889Toyama-kenHonshu 
34.Utsugi-dakeChubu2864Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Jonen-dakeChubu2857Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Hoo-zanChubu2840Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
34.KurobegorodakeChubu2840Gifu-kenHonshu 
34.Goryu-dakeChubu2814Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Kinpu-sanChubu2599Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
34.Tekari-dakeChubu2591Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.AsumaKanto2568Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Tateshina-yamaChubu2530Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Nantai-sanKanto2486Tochigi-kenHonshu 
34.Kobushiga-takeChubu2475Saitama-kenHonshu 
34.Yake-dakeChubu2455Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Myoko-sanChubu2454Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.Hiuchiga-takeTohoku2356Fukushima-kenHonshu 
34.Azumaya-sanKanto2354Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.TakazumaChubu2353Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.MizugakiChubu2230Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
34.Shibutsu-sanTohoku2228Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Ena-sanChubu2191Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Shirane-sanKanto2160Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Hotaka-yamaKanto2158Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Naeba-sanKanto2145Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.Sukai-sanKanto2144Tochigi-kenHonshu 
34.Hiraga-dakeTohoku2141Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.TomuraushiHokkaido2141HokkaidōHokkaido 
34.Komaga-dakeTohoku2133Fukushima-kenHonshu 
34.Iide-sanTohoku2105Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.Daibosatsu-reiChubu2057Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
34.Horoshiri-dakeHokkaido2053HokkaidōHokkaido 
34.Nishi-Azuma-yamaTohoku2035Fukushima-kenHonshu 
34.UtsukushigaharaChubu2034Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Kumotori-yamaChubu2017Tōkyō-to/Saitama-ken/Yamanashi-kenHonshu 
34.UonumakomagaTohoku2003Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.GassanTohoku1984Yamagata-kenHonshu 
34.Tanigawa-dakeKanto1977Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Makihata-yamaTohoku1967Niigata-kenHonshu 
34.AmakazariChubu1963Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.KirigamineChubu1925Nagano-kenHonshu 
34.Hayachine-sanTohoku1917Iwate-kenHonshu 
34.Asahi-dakeTohoku1870Yamagata-kenHonshu 
34.Zao-sanTohoku1840Yamagata-kenHonshu 
34.Akagi-sanKanto1828Gunma-kenHonshu 
34.Bandai-sanTohoku1816Fukushima-kenHonshu 
34.Sobo-sanWestern Japan1756Miyazaki-ken/Ōita-kenKyushu 
34.Ryokami-sanChubu1723Saitama-kenHonshu 
34.Adatara-yamaTohoku1700Fukushima-kenHonshu 
34.Kirishima-yamaWestern Japan1700Miyazaki-kenKyushu 
34.Odaigahara-zanWestern Japan1695Mie-ken/Nara-kenHonshu 
34.Rausu-dakeHokkaido1660HokkaidōHokkaido 
34.Iwaki-sanTohoku1625Aomori-kenHonshu 
34.HachimantaiTohoku1613Iwate-kenHonshu 
34.Aso-sanWestern Japan1592Kumamoto-kenKyushu 
34.Hakkoda-sanTohoku1585Aomori-kenHonshu 
34.Shari-dakeHokkaido1547HokkaidōHokkaido 
34.Arashima-dakeWestern Japan1524Fukui-kenHonshu 
34.Meakan-dakeHokkaido1499HokkaidōHokkaido 
34.Amagi-sanChubu1406Shizuoka-kenHonshu 
34.Ibuki-yamaWestern Japan1377Shiga-kenHonshu 
34.Kaimon-dakeWestern Japan924Kagoshima-kenKyushu 

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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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