Mount Omoto

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Mount Omoto
於茂登岳
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Mount Omoto
Elevation 525.5 m (1,724 ft)
Location
Mount Omoto is located in Japan
Mount Omoto
Mount Omoto
Ishigaki, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Range Omoto Range
Coordinates 24°25′38″N 124°11′00″E / 24.42722°N 124.18333°E / 24.42722; 124.18333Coordinates: 24°25′38″N 124°11′00″E / 24.42722°N 124.18333°E / 24.42722; 124.18333

Mount Omoto (於茂登岳 Omoto-dake?) is a mountain located on Ishigaki Island in Okinawa, Japan. Together with Kabira Bay it is a nationally-designated Place of Scenic Beauty.[1][2]

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At 525.5 metres (1,724 ft) above sea level, Mount Omoto is the tallest mountain in Okinawa Prefecture. It is located on the island of Ishigaki, near the center of the Omoto Mountain Range, which runs east to west along the northern coast of the island.

Geologically, it is formed by granite from the Neogene Period. The Miyara River flowing from the northeast side and the Nagura River flowing from the south side of the mountain are vital sources of drinking and agricultural water on the island.

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