View of Mount Tomuraushi from Mount Chūbetsu (August 2006)
|Elevation||2,141.2 m (7,025 ft)|
|Listing|| List of mountains and hills of Japan by height |
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
|Parent range||Tomuraushi Volcanic Group|
|Topo map||Geographical Survey Institute (国土地理院, Kokudochiriin) 25000:1 トムラウシ山 50000:1 旭岳|
|Age of rock||Quaternary|
Mount Tomuraushi (トムラウシ山, Tomuraushi-san) is located in Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. Its name was derived from the Ainu words for "place with many flowers" or "place with many water stains". It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
The peak of Mount Tomuraushi consists of mainly non-alkalai mafic rock from the Pleistocene to the Holocene.
On July 16, 2009, eight members of an adventure tour group on a 4-day hiking trek died of exposure on Mount Tomuraushi. Five others from the group were helicoptered to safety. On the same day, another climber died on nearby Mount Biei. The next day a lone hiker was found dead on Mount Tomuraushi.
Mount Fuji, located on the island of Honshū, is the highest mountain in Japan, standing 3,776.24 metres (12,389.2 ft). It is also the second-highest volcano located on an island in Asia, and seventh-highest peak of an island on Earth. Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano that last erupted from 1707 to 1708. The mountain stands about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on clear days. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year, is commonly used as a cultural icon of Japan and it is frequently depicted in many arts and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.
100 Famous Japanese Mountains is a book written in 1964 by mountaineer and author Kyūya Fukada. The list became famous when Crown Prince Naruhito, now Emperor, took note of it. The list has been the topic of NHK documentaries, and other hiking books. An English edition, One Hundred Mountains of Japan, translated by Martin Hood, was published in 2014 by the University of Hawaii Press (ISBN 9780824836771).
The Hakkōda Mountains is an active volcanic complex in south-central Aomori Prefecture, Japan, in Towada-Hachimantai National Park. Often called Mount Hakkōda or simply Hakkōda (八甲田). Collectively the mountains are one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. Its peak, Mount Ōdake, lies 21.3 kilometers (13.2 mi) southeast of central Aomori and 28 kilometers (17 mi) west of central Towada and has an elevation of 1,584 meters (5,197 ft). The Hakkōda Mountains are located in the Ōu Mountains and are part of the Northeastern Japan Arc, a segment of the Pacific Ring of Fire. The volcanic complex consists of fourteen stratovolcanoes and lava domes arranged into two volcanic groups. The Northern Hakkōda Volcanic Group emerges from the rim of an 8-kilometer-wide (5.0 mi) caldera that dates back to the Pleistocene. The Southern Hakkōda Volcanic Group predates the caldera.
Mount Tate, commonly referred to as simply Tateyama, is a mountain located in the southeastern area of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the tallest mountains in the Hida Mountains at 3,015 m (9,892 ft) and, along with Mount Fuji and Mount Haku, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains". Tateyama is a term for the mountain consisting of three peaks: Ōnanjiyama, Oyama, and Fuji-no-Oritateyama, which run along a ridge. Tateyama is the tallest mountain in the Tateyama Mountain Range.
Mount Poroshiri or sometimes Mount Horoshiri is located in the Hidaka Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan. Its name was derived from a phonetic kanji transcription of the Ainu words for "great mountain", poro-shiri. It is the highest mountain in the Hidaka range, and is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
Mount Rausu is a stratovolcano on the Shiretoko Peninsula in Hokkaidō, Japan. It sits on the border between the towns of Shari and Rausu. Mount Rausu is the northeastern most Holocene volcano on Hokkaidō. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
Mount Nikkō-Shirane is a strato-volcano in the Nikkō National Park in central Honshū, the main island of Japan. It stands at 2,578 m high. It is the highest mountain in north eastern Japan. Its peak is a Lava dome of andesite. Mt Nikkō-Shirane is listed in the 100 famous mountains in Japan proposed by Kyuya Fukada and also of one the famous mountains of Tochigi and Gunma prefectures respectively.
Mount Shari is a quaternary stratovolcano and one of Japan's 100 famous mountains. Its summit is 1,547 metres (5,075 ft). The summit consists of Mount Shari, Southern Mount Shari and the western ridge. It is located on the Hokkaidō's Shiretoko Peninsula on the border of Shari and Kiyosato in Shari District, Abashiri and Shibetsu in Shibetsu District, Nemuro.
Mount Kamuiekuuchikaushi is located in the Hidaka Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan. It's one of the 200 Famous Japanese Mountains. The name is derived from Ainu languages which means "the mountain which bears/gods tumble down." Climbers generally abbreviate it as Kamueku.
Mount Biei is a stratovolcano located in the Tokachi Volcanic Group, Hokkaidō, Japan. The mountain sits between the larger Mount Tokachi to the southwest and shorter Biei Fuji to the northeast. It forms part of the border between Shintoku and Biei towns.
The Ishikari Mountains 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.
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.
Ko Island or Kojima is an uninhabited island in the Sea of Japan, 23 kilometres (14 mi) southwest of the mainland portion of the town of Matsumae and is the southernmost point in Hokkaidō. It is under the administration of the town of Matsumae in Oshima Subprefecture in Hokkaidō, Japan. To distinguish Ko Island from other islands with the same name, it is sometimes known as Oshima Ko Island or Matsumae Ko Island.
Mount Karifuri is a mountain in the Hidaka Mountains of Hokkaidō, Japan. The mountain sits on the border between Minamifurano and Shimukappu. It is 1,323.2 metres (4,341.2 ft) high. It is the source of the Mu River (Hokkaidō).
Niikappu River is a river in Hokkaidō, Japan.
Mount Unabetsu is a quaternary stratovolcano. Its summit is 1,419.3 metres (4,656 ft). It is located on Hokkaido's Shiretoko Peninsula on the border of Shari in Shari District, Abashiri and Shibetsu in Shibetsu District, Nemuro.
Mount Echigo-Komagatake or Uonuma-Komagatake is a mountain located on the border of Uonuma and Minamiuonuma, Niigata Prefecture, Japan, with an elevation of 2,002.7 m (6,571 ft) It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. Mount Echigo-Komagatake, along with Nakanodake and Mount Hakkai, is also one of the three great mountains of Echigo, the old name for this area of Niigata Prefecture.
Mount Kamuishiri is a mountain located in the Kabato Mountains of Tōbetsu, Hokkaidō, Japan. Pinneshiri, Mount Kamuishiri, and Mount Machine are together known as The Three Mountains of Kabato.
Mount Chūbetsu is located in the Daisetsuzan National Park, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is an andesitic stratovolcano.
Mount Kasa is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, reaching the height of 2,897 m (9,505 ft). It is situated in Japan's Hida Mountains in Gifu Prefecture and in Chūbu-Sangaku National Park. The shape of the mountain looks like the Umbrella("Kasa"-笠) in the triangle. Therefore, it became this name. There are many mountains with same name in Japan and this is the tallest.
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