Range TypeIsland
Highest PointFuji-san (3776 m/12,388 ft)
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
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


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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