Mount Kisokoma

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Mount Kisokoma
木曽駒ヶ岳
Mt.Kisokomagatake from Mt.Utsugidake 01.jpg
Mount Kisokoma from Mount Utsugi
Elevation 2,956 m (9,698 ft)
Prominence 1,751 m (5,745 ft)
Listing Ultra
Location
Mount Kisokoma is located in Japan
Mount Kisokoma
Mount Kisokoma
Kiso District and Kamiina, Nagano Prefecture, Japan
Range Kiso Mountains
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
Climbing
Easiest route Komagatake Ropeway

Mount Kisokoma (木曽駒ヶ岳 Kisokoma-ga-take?) is a mountain located in Miyada, Kamiina District, and Kiso and Agematsu, Kiso District, Nagano Prefecture, in the Chūbu region of Japan. It is 2,956 m (9,698 ft) tall and is the tallest peak in the Kiso Mountains. It is also included on the list of "100 Famous Japanese Mountains." Sometimes its name is just shortened to Kisokoma. Alternative kanji for the name are 木曾駒ヶ岳 (Kisokoma-ga-take).

Geography[edit]

Leontopodium shinanense of Leontopodium in Mount Kisokoma

The Ina Valley is located between the "two Koma Mountains." Mount Kisokoma is referred to as the western of the two mountains, while Mount Kaikoma is referred to as the eastern one. The mountain consists of Granite. The upper part of the mountain range is the Tree line, and a lot of Alpine plant grow naturally. Leontopodium shinanense of Leontopodium is the Endemism around Mount Kisokoma. It is called Leontopodium shinanense (駒ウスユキソウ Koma-Usuyukisō?) in Japanese. Also, Siberian Dwarf Pine can be seen around the top of the mountain.

The Komagatake Ropeway will take hikers from the base of the mountain up the Senjōjiki Col, a large cirque located 2,650 m (8,694 ft) above sea level, leaving just the last few hundreds meters of the mountain to be scaled.

Rivers that become source[edit]

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

Mountaineering and Lodgings[edit]

There is the Komagatake Ropeway in the east side of Mount Kisokoma.[1] A lot of tourists and hiker visit the station on the top. There are five mountain huts and one hotel located on the mountain. The hotel is named "Hotel Senjōjiki," after the cirque on the mountain. There is one campground near the lodge between Mount Kisokoma and Mount Naka. There are a lot of mountain climbing trails in the surrounding area.[2]

Scenery of Mount Kisokoma[edit]

Kisokomagatake from Nakadake 2003-9-27.jpg Kisokomagatake from mugikusadake 25 2007 4 29.jpg Mount Kisokomagatake from Syogigashirayama 2010-9-26.jpg Kisokoma1.JPG
Kiso Mountains and Mountain hut
and campground seen from east
(Mount Naka)
Mount Kisokoma
seen from west
(Mount Mugikusa) spring
Mt. Kisokoma and Mt. Hōken
and Autumn leaf color seen from north
(Mount Shōgigashira) autumn
Senjōjiki Cirque at Mount Hōken
summer

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway & Bus Services". Chuo Alps Kanko. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ "Mountains information" (in Japanese). Komagane Tourist Association. Retrieved 2011-04-23.