The summit and Gassan Shrine
|Elevation||1,984 m (6,509 ft)|
|Listing||Three Mountains of Dewa|
|Translation||Moon Mountain (Japanese)|
|Yamagata, Tōhoku, Japan|
Mount Gassan (月山 Gassan ) is the highest of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa (modern-day Yamagata prefecture). The Gassan Shrine stands at the mountain's summit, 1984 meters above sea level.
Due to heavy winter snowfall, the mountain and shrine are inaccessible for long periods of the year; however, skiing is possible on the mountain from April to mid-summer.
- "Japanese Quaternary Volcano Database". Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. Retrieved 26 July 2011.
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