Three Holy Mountains

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The Three Holy Mountains of Japan(三霊山,Sanreizan) [1] are three mountains [2] revered by tradition in Japan. [3] They include:

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Mount Fuji Volcano in Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures, Japan

Mount Fuji, located on Honshū, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft), 2nd-highest peak of an island (volcanic) in Asia, and 7th-highest peak of an island in the world. It is a dormant stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–1708. Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.

Mount Haku mountain in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

Mount Haku, or Mount Hakusan, is a dormant volcano. The stratovolcano is located on the borders of Gifu and Ishikawa prefectures in Japan. It is thought to have first been active 300,000 to 400,000 years ago, with the most recent eruption occurring in 1659. Along with Mount Tate and Mount Fuji, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains".

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Mount Tate mountain in Toyama Prefecture, Japan

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Mount Ōmine mountain in Nara Prefecture, Japan

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Mount Ōdaigahara mountain in Mie and Nara Prefecture, Japan

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Mount Haku (Hyōgo) mountain in Japan

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Hakusan can refer to:

Mount Dodo mountain in Gifu Prefecture, Japan

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The Ryōhaku Mountains are a mountain range spanning Gifu, Toyama, Ishikawa, Fukui and Shiga prefectures in Japan. It is divided into the Kaetsu Mountains, whose major peak is Mount Haku, and the Etsumi Mountains, whose major peak is Mount Nōgōhaku. The range derives its name from the two major peaks, which both have "haku" in their names. Most of the Ryōhaku Mountains are within Hakusan National Park.

Tianmu Mountain

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Mount Shirouma mountain in Nagano Prefecture, Japan

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白山 may refer to the following locations in East Asia:

Mount Bessan mountain in Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

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Mount Nōgōhaku mountain in Fukui Prefecture, Japan

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Mount Sannomine mountain in Japan

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