Ishikari Mountains

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Ishikari Mountains
ishikari or ishokarappet
Highest point
Peak Mount Asahi
Elevation 2,290 m (7,510 ft)
Naming
Native name石狩山地Ishikari Sanchi
Geography
CountryJapan
StateHokkaidō
Volcanic groups Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group and Tomuraushi Volcanic Group
Biome alpine climate
Geology
Orogeny island arc
Age of rock Quaternary
Type of rock volcanic

The Ishikari Mountains (石狩山地, Ishikari Sanchi) is a range of volcanic mountains in central Hokkaidō, Japan. The mountain range is made up from the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group and the Tomuraushi Volcanic Group. The volcanoes are part of the Kurile arc of the Pacific ring of fire.

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Mount Pippu

Mount Pippu is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group.

Mount Keigetsu is located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Sōunkyō

Sōunkyō is a range of gorges located in Kamikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan. Situated in the Daisetsuzan National Park, the area is known for its hotels and onsen resorts as well as waterfalls and magnificent cliffs scenery. The term "Sōunkyō" means respectively the layer (層), cloud (雲) and gorge (峡) in Japanese, and the origin of the name is a word "Souunbetsu" in Ainu language, which means "the river with many waterfalls".

Biei Fuji

Biei Fuji is a mountain located in the Tokachi Volcanic Group, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Hokuchin

Mount Hokuchin is a lava dome located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaido, Japan.

Mount Nokogiri is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaido, Japan.

Mount Ryōun

Mount Ryōun is a lava dome located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaido, Japan.

Mount Kuro (Hokkaido)

Mount Kuro is a lava dome located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Hokkai

Mount Hokkai is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan. The mountain sits on the southern rim of the Ohachi Daira caldera.

Mount Matsuda is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan. It sits on the southern rim of the Ohachi Taira caldera.

Mount Eboshi

Mount Eboshi is a stratovolcano located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Aka (Daisetsuzan)

Mount Aka is a stratovolcano located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Goshiki is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Midori

Mount Midori, also known as Mount Matsuura, is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Aibetsu

Mount Aibetsu is a mountain located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan.

Mount Nagayama is a stratovolcano located in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group of the Ishikari Mountains, Hokkaido, Japan.

Tomuraushi Volcanic Group is a volcanic group in Hokkaidō, Japan. Along with the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group they make up the Ishikari Mountains in Daisetsuzan National Park. The group consists of andesite and dacite stratovolcanoes and lava domes.

Tokachi-Mitsumata Caldera

Tokachi-Mitsumata Caldera is an 8-km wide volcanic caldera in the Ishikari Mountains of Daisetsuzan National Park in Hokkaidō, Japan.

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