View from Shiretoko Pass (August 2009)
|Elevation||1,660.4 m (5,448 ft)|
|Listing||List of mountains in Japan
List of volcanoes in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
|Topo map||Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 羅臼
|Age of rock||Holocene|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Kuril arc |
|Last eruption||1800 ± 50 years|
Mount Rausu (羅臼岳 Rausu-dake?) is a stratovolcano on the Shiretoko Peninsula on Hokkaidō, Japan. It sits on the border between the towns of Shari and Rausu. Mount Rausu is the northeastern most Holocene volcano on Hokkaidō. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
Mount Rausu's opening festival is held annually on July 3. This day officially opens the climbing season.
- June 1, 1964 - The region around Mount Rausu declared Shiretoko National Park
- July 2005 - Shiretoko registered as a Natural World Heritage Site
- Geospatial Information Authority map 25000:1 羅臼, last access May 23, 2008
- "Rausu". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2008-07-22.
- Hunt, Paul (1988). Hiking in Japan: An Adventurer's Guide to the Mountain Trails (First ed.). Tokyo: Kodansha International Ltd. pp. 11, 201. ISBN 0-87011-893-5.
- "Shiretoko National Park". Ministry of the Environment (Japan). Retrieved 2010-12-01.
- "Cruising Tour of Shiretoko, Newly Registered Natural World Heritage". Hiragana Times. YAC Planning Inc. November 2005. Retrieved 1 December 2010.
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