List of volcanoes in Japan

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This is a list of active and extinct volcanoes in Japan.

Hokkaidō[edit]

Name Elevation
(m)
Elevation
(ft)
Coordinates Last eruption
Mount Meakan 1499 4916 43°23′N 144°01′E / 43.38°N 144.02°E / 43.38; 144.02 (Akan) 2008
Mount Asahi (Daisetsuzan) 2290 7513 43°39′40″N 142°51′29″E / 43.661°N 142.858°E / 43.661; 142.858 (Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group) 1739
Lake Kuttara 581 1906 42°29′20″N 141°09′47″E / 42.489°N 141.163°E / 42.489; 141.163 (Kuttara) -
Lake Mashū 855 2805 43°34′12″N 144°33′54″E / 43.570°N 144.565°E / 43.570; 144.565 (Mashu Caldera) -
Nigorigawa 356 1168 42°07′N 140°27′E / 42.12°N 140.45°E / 42.12; 140.45 (Nigorigawa) Pleistocene
Nipesotsu-Maruyama Volcanic Group 2013 6604 43°27′11″N 143°02′10″E / 43.453°N 143.036°E / 43.453; 143.036 (Nipesotsu-Maruyama) 1899
Niseko 1154 3786 42°53′N 140°38′E / 42.88°N 140.63°E / 42.88; 140.63 (Niseko) 4050 BC
Oshima 737 2418 41°30′N 139°22′E / 41.50°N 139.37°E / 41.50; 139.37 (Oshima Oshima) 1790
Mount Rausu 1660 5446 44°04′23″N 145°07′34″E / 44.073°N 145.126°E / 44.073; 145.126 (Mount Rausu) 1880
Mount Rishiri 1721 5646 45°11′N 141°15′E / 45.18°N 141.25°E / 45.18; 141.25 (Mount Rishiri) 5830 BC
Shikaribetsu Volcanic Group 1430 4692 43°18′43″N 143°05′46″E / 43.312°N 143.096°E / 43.312; 143.096 (Shikaribetsu Volcanic Group) Holocene
Lake Shikotsu 1320 4331 42°42′N 141°20′E / 42.70°N 141.33°E / 42.70; 141.33 (Shikotsu) holocene
Mount Shiretoko 1254 4114 44°14′09″N 145°16′26″E / 44.23583°N 145.27389°E / 44.23583; 145.27389 (Shiretoko-dake) 200000 BC
Mount Iō (Shiretoko) 1563 5128 44°07′52″N 145°09′54″E / 44.131°N 145.165°E / 44.131; 145.165 (Shiretoko Iwo Zan) 1936
Shiribetsu 1107 3632 42°46′01″N 140°54′58″E / 42.767°N 140.916°E / 42.767; 140.916 (Shiribetsu) Holocene
Shōwa-shinzan 731 2400 42°30′N 140°48′E / 42.5°N 140.8°E / 42.5; 140.8 (Showashinzan) 1945
Mount Yōtei 1898 6227 42°30′N 140°48′E / 42.5°N 140.8°E / 42.5; 140.8 (Mount_Yōtei) 1050 BC

Honshū[edit]

Name Elevation
(m)
Elevation
(ft)
Coordinates Last eruption
Abu (volcano) 571 - 34°30′N 131°36′E / 34.50°N 131.60°E / 34.50; 131.60 (Abu) -
Mount Adatara 1718 5635 37°37′N 140°17′E / 37.62°N 140.28°E / 37.62; 140.28 (Mount Adatara) 1990
Mount Akagi 1828 5997 36°32′N 139°11′E / 36.53°N 139.18°E / 36.53; 139.18 (Akagi) -
Akita-Komaga-Take 1637 5371 39°45′N 140°48′E / 39.75°N 140.80°E / 39.75; 140.80 (Akita-Komaga-Take) 1971
Akita-Yake-Yama 1366 4482 39°58′N 140°46′E / 39.97°N 140.77°E / 39.97; 140.77 (Akita-Yake-Yama) 1997
Mount Asama 2544 8340 36°14′N 138°19′E / 36.24°N 138.31°E / 36.24; 138.31 (Asama) 2009
Mount Azuma 1705 5594 37°44′N 140°15′E / 37.73°N 140.25°E / 37.73; 140.25 (Mount Azuma) 1977
Mount Bandai 1819 5968 37°36′N 140°05′E / 37.60°N 140.08°E / 37.60; 140.08 (Mount Bandai) 1888
Mount Chōkai 2237 7326 39°05′N 140°02′E / 39.08°N 140.03°E / 39.08; 140.03 (Mount Cho-kai) 1974
Mount Fuji 3776 12,388 35°21′29″N 138°43′52″E / 35.358°N 138.731°E / 35.358; 138.731 (Mount Fuji) 1707
Hachimantai 1614 5295 39°57′N 140°51′E / 39.95°N 140.85°E / 39.95; 140.85 (Hachimantai) -
Hakkōda Mountains 1585 5200 40°39′22″N 140°52′52″E / 40.656°N 140.881°E / 40.656; 140.881 (Hakkōda Mountains) 1997
Mount Hakone 1438 4720 35°13′N 139°01′E / 35.22°N 139.02°E / 35.22; 139.02 (Mount Hakone) 950 BC ± 100 years
Mount Haku 2702 8865 36°09′N 136°47′E / 36.15°N 136.78°E / 36.15; 136.78 (Haku-San) 1659
Mount Haruna 1449 4754 36°28′N 138°53′E / 36.47°N 138.88°E / 36.47; 138.88 (Haruna) 550 ± 10 years
Hijiori 516 1693 38°36′22″N 140°10′41″E / 38.606°N 140.178°E / 38.606; 140.178 (Hijiori) 8300 BC ± 1000 years
Hiuchi 2346 7730 36°57′N 139°17′E / 36.95°N 139.28°E / 36.95; 139.28 (Hiuchi) 1544
Iwaki 1625 5331 40°39′N 140°18′E / 40.65°N 140.30°E / 40.65; 140.30 (Iwaki) 1863
Iwate 2041 6696 39°51′00″N 141°00′14″E / 39.850°N 141.004°E / 39.850; 141.004 (Iwate) 1919
Izu-Tobu 1406 4613 34°55′N 139°07′E / 34.92°N 139.12°E / 34.92; 139.12 (Izu-Tobu) 1989
Kanpu 355 1165 39°56′N 139°53′E / 39.93°N 139.88°E / 39.93; 139.88 (Kanpu) 750 BC
Kurikoma 1628 5341 38°57′N 140°47′E / 38.95°N 140.78°E / 38.95; 140.78 (Kurikoma) 1950
Mount Kusatsu-Shirane 2160 7123 36°38′N 138°33′E / 36.63°N 138.55°E / 36.63; 138.55 (Kusatsu-Shirane) 1989
Megata 291 955 39°57′N 139°44′E / 39.95°N 139.73°E / 39.95; 139.73 (Megata) 2050 BC
Mount Mutsuhiuchi 781 2562 41°26′N 141°04′E / 41.43°N 141.07°E / 41.43; 141.07 (Mutsu-Hiuchi-Dake) Pleistocene
Mount Myōkō 2446 8025 36°53′N 138°07′E / 36.88°N 138.12°E / 36.88; 138.12 (Myo-ko-) 2360 BC ± 150 years
Mount Nantai 2484 8148 36°46′N 139°30′E / 36.77°N 139.50°E / 36.77; 139.50 (Nantai) -
Narugo 462 1542 38°44′N 140°44′E / 38.73°N 140.73°E / 38.73; 140.73 (Narugo) 837
Mount Nasu 1917 6283 37°07′N 139°58′E / 37.12°N 139.97°E / 37.12; 139.97 (Mount Nasu) 1963
Mount Niigatayake 2400 7874 36°55′N 138°02′E / 36.92°N 138.03°E / 36.92; 138.03 (Niigata-Yake-Yama) 1998
Mount Nikkō-Shirane 2578 8458 36°48′N 139°24′E / 36.8°N 139.4°E / 36.8; 139.4 (Nikko--Shirane) 1890
Mount Norikura 3026 9928 36°07′N 137°33′E / 36.12°N 137.55°E / 36.12; 137.55 (Norikura) 6870 BC ± 500 years
Numazawa 1100 3609 37°26′N 139°35′E / 37.43°N 139.58°E / 37.43; 139.58 (Numazawa) 2980 BC ± 150 years
Oki-Dogo 151 495 36°10′N 133°20′E / 36.17°N 133.33°E / 36.17; 133.33 (Oki-Dogo) -
Omanago Group 2367 7766 36°47′N 139°30′E / 36.78°N 139.50°E / 36.78; 139.50 (Omanago Group) -
Mount Ontake 3063 10,049 35°53′24″N 137°28′48″E / 35.890°N 137.48°E / 35.890; 137.48 (On-Take) 2014
Mount Osore 879 2884 41°19′N 141°05′E / 41.32°N 141.08°E / 41.32; 141.08 (Osore-Yama) 1787
Sanbe Group 1126 3694 35°08′N 132°37′E / 35.13°N 132.62°E / 35.13; 132.62 (Sanbe Group) 1760 BC ± 150 years
Shiga 2036 6696 36°42′N 138°31′E / 36.70°N 138.52°E / 36.70; 138.52 (Shiga) -
Takahara 1795 5889 36°54′N 139°47′E / 36.90°N 139.78°E / 36.90; 139.78 (Takahara) 4570 BC
Mount Tate 2621 8599 36°34′N 137°36′E / 36.57°N 137.60°E / 36.57; 137.60 (Tate-Yama) 1858
Mount Tateshina 2530 8300 36°06′N 138°18′E / 36.10°N 138.30°E / 36.10; 138.30 (Tateshina) -
Towada 1159 3802 40°28′N 140°55′E / 40.47°N 140.92°E / 40.47; 140.92 (Towada) 915
Washiba-Kumontaira 2924 9593 36°24′29″N 137°35′38″E / 36.408°N 137.594°E / 36.408; 137.594 (Washiba-Kumontaira) 4000 BC
Mount Yake 2455 8054 36°13′26″N 138°35′24″E / 36.224°N 138.590°E / 36.224; 138.590 (Yake-Dake) 1995
Mount Zaō 1841 6040 38°09′N 140°27′E / 38.15°N 140.45°E / 38.15; 140.45 (Zao-) 1940

Izu Islands[edit]

Name Elevation
(m)
Elevation
(ft)
Coordinates Last eruption
Aogashima 423 1388 32°27′N 139°46′E / 32.45°N 139.77°E / 32.45; 139.77 (Aogashima) 1785
Bayonnaise Rocks 11 36 31°53′N 139°55′E / 31.88°N 139.92°E / 31.88; 139.92 (Bayonnaise Rocks) 1970
Hachijō-jima 854 2802 33°08′N 139°46′E / 33.13°N 139.77°E / 33.13; 139.77 (Hachijojima) 1707
Kōzu-shima 574 1877 34°13′N 139°09′E / 34.22°N 139.15°E / 34.22; 139.15 (Kozushima) 838
Kurose Hole -107 -351 33°24′N 139°41′E / 33.40°N 139.68°E / 33.40; 139.68 (Kurose Hole) -
Mikura-jima 851 2792 33°52′16″N 139°36′18″E / 33.871°N 139.605°E / 33.871; 139.605 (Mikurajima) 3450 BC
Miyake-jima 813 2674 34°04′43″N 139°31′46″E / 34.07861°N 139.52944°E / 34.07861; 139.52944 (Miyakejima) 2010
Myōjin-shō 360 1181 32°6′0″N 139°51′0″E / 32.10000°N 139.85000°E / 32.10000; 139.85000 (Myojin Knoll) -
Nii-jima 432 1417 34°22′N 139°16′E / 34.37°N 139.27°E / 34.37; 139.27 (Niijima) 886
Ōshima 758 2507 34°43′N 139°23′E / 34.72°N 139.38°E / 34.72; 139.38 (Oshima) 1990
To-shima 508 1667 34°31′N 139°17′E / 34.52°N 139.28°E / 34.52; 139.28 (Toshima) 4050 BC
Tori-shima 403 1293 30°29′N 140°19′E / 30.48°N 140.32°E / 30.48; 140.32 (Torishima) 2002

Kyūshū[edit]

Name Elevation
(m)
Elevation
(ft)
Coordinates Last eruption
Mount Aso 1592 5223 32°52′52″N 131°06′22″E / 32.881°N 131.106°E / 32.881; 131.106 (Mount Aso) 2004
Fukue-jima 317 1040 32°39′11″N 128°51′40″E / 32.653°N 128.861°E / 32.653; 128.861 (Fukuejima) 550 BC
Ibusuki Volcanic Field 922 3025 31°13′N 130°34′E / 31.22°N 130.57°E / 31.22; 130.57 (Ibusuki Volcanic Field) 885
Mount Kirishima 1700 5577 31°55′52″N 130°51′50″E / 31.931°N 130.864°E / 31.931; 130.864 (Mount Kirishima) 2011[1][2]
Mount Kuju 1791 5876 33°04′59″N 131°15′04″E / 33.083°N 131.251°E / 33.083; 131.251 (Mount Kuju) 1996
Sakura-jima 1117 3665 31°35′06″N 130°39′25″E / 31.585°N 130.657°E / 31.585; 130.657 (Sakurajima) 2013
Shinmoedake 1412 4662 31°32′N 130°32′E / 31.54°N 130.53°E / 31.54; 130.53 (Mount Unzen) 2011
Sumiyoshi-Ike 100 328 31°46′05″N 130°35′38″E / 31.768°N 130.594°E / 31.768; 130.594 (Sumiyoshi-Ike) 4550 BC
Mount Tsurumi 1584 5197 33°16′48″N 131°25′55″E / 33.28°N 131.432°E / 33.28; 131.432 (Mount Tsurumi) 867
Mount Unzen 1500 4921 32°45′25″N 130°17′38″E / 32.757°N 130.294°E / 32.757; 130.294 (Mount Unzen) 1996

Nansei Islands[edit]

Name Elevation
(m)
Elevation
(ft)
Coordinates Last eruption
Akusekijima 586 1923 29°27′N 129°36′E / 29.45°N 129.60°E / 29.45; 129.60 (Akusekijima) -
Gajajima - - - -
Iriomote-jima 200 656 24°33′29″N 124°00′00″E / 24.558°N 124.00°E / 24.558; 124.00 (Iriomotejima) 1924
Iōtorishima 212 696 27°52′37″N 128°13′26″E / 27.877°N 128.224°E / 27.877; 128.224 (Iwo-Torishima) 1968
Kikai Caldera 704 2310 30°47′20″N 130°18′29″E / 30.789°N 130.308°E / 30.789; 130.308 (Kikai) 2004
Kuchinoshima - - - -
Kuchinoerabu-jima 649 2129 30°26′N 130°13′E / 30.43°N 130.22°E / 30.43; 130.22 (Kuchinoerabujima) 1999
Kogajajima 301 988 29°52′44″N 129°37′30″E / 29.879°N 129.625°E / 29.879; 129.625 (Kogajajima) -
Otake (Naka-no-shima) 979 3212 29°51′N 129°52′E / 29.85°N 129.87°E / 29.85; 129.87 (Nakanoshima) 1949
Suwanosejima 799 2621 29°32′N 129°43′E / 29.53°N 129.72°E / 29.53; 129.72 (Suwanosejima) 2007
Yokoate-jima 495 1624 29°32′N 129°43′E / 29.53°N 129.72°E / 29.53; 129.72 (Yokoatejima) 1835 ± 30 years

Other[edit]

Name Elevation
(m)
Elevation
(ft)
Coordinates Last eruption
Fukujin -217 -712 21°56′N 143°28′E / 21.93°N 143.47°E / 21.93; 143.47 (Fukujin) 1974
Fukutoku-Okanoba -14 -46 24°16′48″N 141°29′06″E / 24.28°N 141.485°E / 24.28; 141.485 (Fukutoku-Okanoba) 2005
Iwo Jima 161 528 24°17′N 141°31′E / 24.28°N 141.52°E / 24.28; 141.52 (Iwo Jima) 1997
Kaitoku Seamount -103 -338 26°07′19″N 141°06′07″E / 26.122°N 141.102°E / 26.122; 141.102 (Kaitoku Seamount) 1984
Kita-Fukutokutai -73 -239 24°24′50″N 141°25′08″E / 24.414°N 141.419°E / 24.414; 141.419 (Kita-Fukutokutai) 1954
Kasuga Seamount -598 -1962 21°45′54″N 143°42′36″E / 21.765°N 143.710°E / 21.765; 143.710 (Kasuga Seamount) 1959
Kita-Iwojima 792 2598 25°26′N 141°14′E / 25.43°N 141.23°E / 25.43; 141.23 (Kita-Iwojima) 1953
Minami-Hiyoshi -30 -98 23°29′49″N 141°56′24″E / 23.497°N 141.940°E / 23.497; 141.940 (Minami-Hiyoshi) 1975
Minami Kasuga -170 -558 21°36′00″N 143°38′13″E / 21.60°N 143.637°E / 21.60; 143.637 (Minami Kasuga) -
Nikko- -391 -1283 23°04′30″N 143°18′29″E / 23.075°N 143.308°E / 23.075; 143.308 (Nikko-) -
Nishinoshima 38 125 27°16′26″N 140°52′55″E / 27.274°N 140.882°E / 27.274; 140.882 (Nishinoshima) 2014
Oyama 815 2674 34°04′44″N 139°31′44″E / 34.079°N 139.529°E / 34.079; 139.529 (Oyama) 2005

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