Mount Iizuna

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A view from Lake Reisenji

Mount Iizuna (飯縄山 Iizuna-yama?), also known as Mount Izuna (飯綱山 Izuna-yama?), is a mountain located ten kilometers north-northwest of the heart of Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Together with Mount Reisenji (霊仙寺山 Resenji-yama?), Mount Menō (瑪瑙山 Menō-yama?), and others, it forms the Iizuna range. It has an elevation of 1,917 metres.

This mountain is a sacred site for mountain-based religious sects such as Shugendo, and said to be the home of a tengu named Saburō. According to legend, there was once a strange, edible sand somewhere on the mountain, which the tengu would distribute in times of poor harvest.

The mountain is also a popular area for skiing and is where the bobsleigh and luge track for the 1998 Winter Olympics is located.

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Coordinates: 36°44′N 138°8′E / 36.733°N 138.133°E / 36.733; 138.133