Kiso Mountains

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Kiso Mountains
Central Alps
Kiso Mountains from Mount Senjo 2004-1-4.jpg
Kiso Mountains from Mount Senjō in the Akaishi Mountains
Highest point
Peak Mount Kisokoma
Elevation 2,956 m (9,698 ft)
Coordinates 35°47′22″N 137°48′16″E / 35.78944°N 137.80444°E / 35.78944; 137.80444Coordinates: 35°47′22″N 137°48′16″E / 35.78944°N 137.80444°E / 35.78944; 137.80444
Dimensions
Length 65 km (40 mi)
Width 15 km (9.3 mi)
Naming
Native name 木曽山脈, 中央アルプス
Geography
Country Japan
Prefectures Gifu and Nagano

Kiso Mountains (木曽山脈 Kiso Sanmyaku?) are a mountain range in Nagano and Gifu prefectures in Japan. They are also called the Central Alps (中央アルプス Chūō Arupusu?) and they combine with the Hida Mountains ("Northern Alps") and the Akaishi Mountains ("Southern Alps") to form a group collectively known as the Japanese Alps.

Outline[edit]

The mountain range consists of granite. The Komagatake Ropeway is on the east side of Mount Kisokoma.[1] A lot of tourists visit the station on the top. The upper part of the mountain range is the tree line, and a lot of alpine plants grow naturally. Leontopodium shinanense of Leontopodium is endemic around Mount Kisokoma.

Geography[edit]

Major peaks[edit]

No.
Image

Mountain
Height
Note
Japanese

1 Kyougatake cyuuou Alps 2009-4-30.jpg Mount Kyō 2,296.25 m (7,534 ft) 200 famous 経ヶ岳
2 Chausudake and shougigashirayama from kisokoma 2008 9 9.jpg Mount Shōgikashira 2,730 m (8,957 ft) 将棊頭山
3 Kisokomagatake from mugikusadake 25 2007 4 29.jpg Mount Kisokoma 2,955.95 m (9,698 ft) highest in Kiso Mountains
100 famous
木曽駒ヶ岳
4 Hokendake from Senjojiki 1996-9-8.jpg Mount Hōken 2,931 m (9,616 ft) Senjōjiki Cirque 宝剣岳
5 Mount Sannosawa from Mount Hoken 1996-09-08.jpg Mount Sannosawa 2,848.48 m (9,345 ft) 三ノ沢岳
6 Gthumb.svg Mount Hinokio 2,827.74 m (9,277 ft) 檜尾岳
7 Gthumb.svg Mount Kumasawa 2,778 m (9,114 ft) 熊沢岳
8 Utsugidake from Komaishi 2001-8-28.jpg Mount Utsugi 2,863.71 m (9,395 ft) 100 famous 空木岳
9 Minamikomagatake from Kosumoyama 2008-9-23.jpg Mount Minamikoma 2,841 m (9,321 ft) 200 famous 南駒ヶ岳
10 Kosumoyama from Sengairei 1995-8-16.jpg Mount Kosumo 2,613.24 m (8,574 ft) 300 famous 越百山
11 Okunenjodake from Nenjodake 2010-10-11.JPG Mount Okunenjō 2,303 m (7,556 ft) 奥念丈岳
12 Anpeijiyama from Minamikosumoyama 2008-9-23.jpg Mount Ampeiji 2,363.14 m (7,753 ft) 200 famous 安平路山
13 Surikogiyama from Nagisodake 2001-12-9.jpg Mount Surikogi 2,168.52 m (7,115 ft) 摺古木山
14 Enasan from north 2010-9-17.JPG Mount Ena 2,191 m (7,188 ft) 100 famous[2] 恵那山
15 OokawairiyamaFromUmanose.jpg Mount Ōkawairi 1,907.74 m (6,259 ft) 大川入山
Foothills
  • Mount Nenjō (念丈岳), 2,291 m (7,516 ft)
  • Mount Nagiso (南木曽岳), 1,677 m (5,502 ft)
  • Mount Kazakoshi (Kiso) (風越山), 1,699 m (5,574 ft)
  • Mount Kazakoshi (Ena) (風越山), 1,535 m (5,036 ft)

Rivers that become source[edit]

The following rivers that become the sources flows to the Ise Bay and the Pacific Ocean.

Scenery of Kiso Mountains[edit]

Kiso Mountains from Mt.Amidadake.jpg
Cyuo-Alps from Kohideyama wt 2002-10-30.jpg
Mount Kisokoma from Mount Sannosawa 1996-09-08.jpg
Mount Hoken from Mount Kazakoshi 2010-4-25.jpg
Kiso Mountains
seen from east (Mount Amida)
Kiso Mountains
seen from west (Mount Kohide)
Mt. Kisokoma and Mt. Hōken
seen from Mount Sannosawa
Mt. Kisokoma and Mt. Hōken
seen from Mount Kazakoshi

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway & Bus Services". Chuo Alps Kanko. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Mount Ena Outdoor Information. (Japanese) Take-net. Accessed June 27, 2008.

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