Mount Hōō

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Mount Hōō
鳳凰山
Mt.Ho-osan from Okambazawa 04.jpg
Mount Hōō as seen from Ōkambazawa
Elevation 2,840 m (9,320 ft)
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Location
Mount Hōō is located in Japan
Mount Hōō
Mount Hōō
Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan
Range Akaishi Mountains
Coordinates 35°42′06″N 138°18′16″E / 35.70167°N 138.30444°E / 35.70167; 138.30444Coordinates: 35°42′06″N 138°18′16″E / 35.70167°N 138.30444°E / 35.70167; 138.30444
Geology
Type Granite

Mount Hōō (鳳凰山 Hōō-san?) is located in the western portion of Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Because the mountain has three peaks, it is also called Hōō Sanzan (鳳凰三山). It is in Minami Alps National Park[1] and is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.

Outline[edit]

Mount Hōō has three peaks:

Image Mountain Elevation Triangulation
station
Note
Jizougatake South Alps.jpg Jizō-dake
地蔵岳
2,764 m (9,068 ft) The rock of the huge Granite
in the top is called Obelisk.

Mountain hut Hōō
in the east
Kannondake from Jizodake.jpg Kannon-dake
観音岳
2,840 m (9,318 ft) (stopped)[2] the highest point
Yakushidake and hut from sunabaraidake 2003 6 21.jpg Yakushi-dake
薬師岳
2,780 m (9,121 ft) .
Mountain hut Yakushi-dake
in the south

Mount Hōō is separated from most of the other mountains in the Akaishi range, giving a wider view of the surrounding mountains. Also, most mountains int the range have a reddish-brown color ("Akaishi" means "red stone" in Japanese), but Mount Hōō and Mount Kaikoma are the two exceptions, as they are granite mountains.

History[edit]

Metal ore was found in the mountain during the Sengoku period and, by the Edo period, the mountain was exploited for its metals and forest products.

  • On June 1, 1964, this area was specified to the Minami Alps National Park.[1]
  • In 1990, Sumie Tanaka (田中澄江 Tanaka Sumie) completed New Flowers of the 100 Mountains, which featured many of the alpine plants on Mount Hōō.[4]

Geography[edit]

Nearby mountains[edit]

Mount Hōō is on the subridge (from Mount Komatsu) of the main ridge line in the northern part of the Akaishi Mountains.

Image Mountain Elevation Distance
from the Top
Note
Senjogatake from Kitadake 2001-10-3.jpg Mt. Senjō
仙丈ヶ岳
3,033 m (9,951 ft) 11.1 km (6.9 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Mount Kaikomagatake from Jizodake 2010-10-15.jpg Mt. Kaikoma
甲斐駒ヶ岳
2,967 m (9,734 ft) 8.7 km (5 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Asayomine from senjyogatake 2009 10 25.jpg Mt. Asayo
アサヨ峰
2,799 m (9,183 ft) 6.6 km (4.1 mi)
Mount Kita from Mount Nakashirane 2001-10-03.JPG Mt. Kita
北岳
3,193 m (10,476 ft) 6.7 km (4.2 mi) Tallest of the Akaishi Mountains
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Mt fuji(R469 Yuno).jpg Mt. Fuji
富士山
3,776 m (12,388 ft) 56.4 km (35.0 mi) Tallest mountain in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains

Rivers[edit]

The mountain is the source of the following rivers, each of which flows to the Pacific Ocean.

Gallery[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Minami Alps National Park". Ministry of the Environment (Japan). Retrieved 2010-11-27. 
  2. ^ Triangulation station(rank 2) was stopped."Inspection service of the information". Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  3. ^ The Playground of the Far East in 1918 by Walter Weston , translated into Japanese Visit to Japanese Alps again (日本アルプス再訪),Heibonsha Library, in 1996 new edition, ISBN 4-582-76161-5, Pg. 454
  4. ^ New Flowers of the 100 Mountains(新・花の百名山), Bunsyunbunko, in 1995 by Sumie Tanaka, ISBN 4-16-731304-9

See also[edit]