Japanese Archipelago

Range TypeArchipelago
Highest PointFuji-san (3776 m/12,388 ft)
CountriesJapan (81%), Russia (18%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area460,110 sq km / 177,649 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent3,376 km / 2,098 mi North-South
2,890 km / 1,796 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long36° 16' N; 138° 23' E
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Map of Japanese Archipelago
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Other Ranges: To go to pages for other ranges either click on the map above, or on range names in the hierarchy snapshot below, which show the parent, siblings, and children of the Japanese Archipelago.
AsiaLevel 1 (Parent)
         Central SiberiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Eastern SiberiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Baikal Area RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Mongolia RangesLevel 2 (Sibling)
         East ChinaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Korea-Amur AreaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Japanese ArchipelagoLevel 2
                 SakhalinLevel 3 (Child)
                 Kuril IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
                 HokkaidoLevel 3 (Child)
                 HonshuLevel 3 (Child)
                 ShikokuLevel 3 (Child)
                 KyushuLevel 3 (Child)
                 Outlying Japanese IslandsLevel 3 (Child)
         Southeast AsiaLevel 2 (Sibling)
         Malay ArchipelagoLevel 2 (Sibling)
         PhilippinesLevel 2 (Sibling)

Major Peaks of the Japanese Archipelago

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange3
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.
Child Range High Points
RankPeak NamemftRange3
2.Vulkan Alaid23397674Kuril Islands
5.Halla-san19506398Outlying Japanese Islands
7.Gora Lopatina16095279Sakhalin

Photos of Peaks in the Japanese Archipelago


From afar, Fuji is a beautiful pyramid, but the actual summit is a rocky pile on the crater rim, crowned with a radar station (1996-07-02).
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Looking northwest at Kisokomaga-take. Maybe 50 climbers were on the trail and summit in this photo (2014-09-22). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Looking west at Oku-shirane-san, 2578 m. This is the name used in the Lonely Plant, Hiking Japan book (2014-09-20). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Yotei=zan as seen from the train station in Kutchan (2014-09-14). Photo by Richard Carey.
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Hiking Iwo Jima (2014-06-09). Photo by Randall Hodo.
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