Mount Ontake

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Mount Ontake
Kiso Ontake.jpg
Mount Ontake in spring
Elevation 3,067 m (10,062 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,712 m (5,617 ft)[2]
Listing Ultra
100 famous mountains in Japan
Mount Ontake is located in Japan
Mount Ontake
Mount Ontake
Location Gifu and Nagano, Chūbu region, Japan
Coordinates 35°53′34″N 137°28′49″E / 35.89278°N 137.48028°E / 35.89278; 137.48028Coordinates: 35°53′34″N 137°28′49″E / 35.89278°N 137.48028°E / 35.89278; 137.48028[1]
Topo map Geographical Survey Institute, 25000:1 御嶽山, 50000:1 御嶽山
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1979 to 1980

Mount Ontake (御嶽山 Ontake-san?), also referred to as Mount Kiso Ontake (木曽御嶽山 Kiso Ontake-san?), is the second highest volcano in Japan at 3,067 m (10,062 ft)[3] located around 100 km (62 mi) northeast of Nagoya. It is on the borders of Kiso and Ōtaki, Nagano Prefecture, and Gero, Gifu Prefecture. It should not be confused with Mount Mitake, a mountain in Tokyo written with the same characters, and various other Japanese mountains which share the name Ontake.

Thought to be inactive until 1979, it underwent a series of eruptions over the following year, but has not erupted since 1980.

The volcano has five crater lakes, with Ni no Ike (二ノ池?) at 2,905 m (9,531 ft) being the highest mountain lake in Japan.


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  1. ^ a b "Mountains altitude list in Japan(Gifu prefecture)" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved December 18, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Japan Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 2013-03-20.
  3. ^ "On-take". Global Volcanism Program, Smithsonian Institution.

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