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Honshu

Range TypeIsland
Highest PointFuji-san (3776 m/12,388 ft)
CountriesJapan
States/ProvincesIwate-ken (7%), Fukushima-ken (6%), Nagano-ken (6%), Niigata-ken (6%), Akita-ken (5%), Gifu-ken (5%), Aomori-ken (4%), Yamagata-ken (4%), Hiroshima-ken (4%), Shizuoka-ken (3%), Hyōgo-ken (3%), Miyagi-ken (3%), Okayama-ken (3%), Shimane-ken (3%), Tochigi-ken (3%), Gunma-ken (3%), Ibaraki-ken (3%), Yamaguchi-ken (3%), Mie-ken (3%), Chiba-ken (2%), Aichi-ken (2%), Wakayama-ken (2%), Kyōto-fu (2%), Yamanashi-ken (2%), Toyama-ken (2%), Ishikawa-ken (2%), Fukui-ken (2%), Shiga-ken (2%), Saitama-ken (2%), Nara-ken (2%), Tottori-ken (2%), Kanagawa-ken (1%), Ōsaka-fu (1%), Tōkyō-to (1%)
(numbers are approximate percentage of range area)
Area230,016 sq km / 88,809 sq mi
Area may include lowland areas
Extent902 km / 560 mi North-South
995 km / 618 mi East-West
Center Lat/Long37° 29' N; 139° 51' E
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Map of Honshu
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Japanese ArchipelagoLevel 2 (Parent)
         SakhalinLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Kuril IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)
         HokkaidoLevel 3 (Sibling)
         HonshuLevel 3
         ShikokuLevel 3 (Sibling)
         KyushuLevel 3 (Sibling)
         Outlying Japanese IslandsLevel 3 (Sibling)



Major Peaks of the Honshu

Ten Highest Peaks
RankPeak NamemftRange4
1.Fuji-san377612,388 
2.Kita-dake319210,472 
3.Hotaka-dake319010,466 
4.Aino-dake318910,463 
5.Yariga-take318010,433 
6.Warusawa-dake314110,305 
7.Akaishi-dake312010,236 
8.Karasawa-dake311010,203 
9.Kitahotaka-dake310610,190 
10.Obami-dake310110,174 
Sub-peaks are excluded from this list. List may not be complete, since only summits in the PBC Database are included.



Photos of Peaks in the Honshu

Fuji-san

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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