Mount Nikkō-Shirane

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Mount Nikkō-Shirane
Nikkō-Shirane viewed from Marunuma Rock Garden in Katashina, Gunma
Elevation 2,578 m (8,458 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,613 m (5,292 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
List of volcanoes in Japan
Mount Nikkō-Shirane is located in Japan
Mount Nikkō-Shirane
Mount Nikkō-Shirane
Location Honshū, Japan
Coordinates 36°47′54″N 139°22′27″E / 36.79833°N 139.37417°E / 36.79833; 139.37417Coordinates: 36°47′54″N 139°22′27″E / 36.79833°N 139.37417°E / 36.79833; 139.37417[1]
Type Shield volcano
Last eruption July to September 1952

Mount Nikkō-Shirane (日光白根山 Nikkō-Shirane-san?) is a shield volcano in the Nikkō National Park in central Honshū, the main island of Japan. It stands at 2,578m high, and is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.

It should not be confused with Mount Kusatsu-Shirane elsewhere in Gunma Prefecture.

Nikkō-Shirane summit

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  1. ^ a b c "Japan Ultra-Prominences" (Listed here as "Oku-shirane-san"). Retrieved 2013-03-22.


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