Mount Rausu

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Mount Rausu
Rausu-dake 02.JPG
View from Shiretoko Pass (August 2009)
Elevation 1,660.4 m (5,448 ft)[1]
Listing List of mountains in Japan
List of volcanoes in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Mount Rausu is located in Japan
Mount Rausu
Mount Rausu
Location of Mount Rausu in Japan.
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Range Shiretoko Peninsula
Coordinates 44°4′33″N 145°7′21″E / 44.07583°N 145.12250°E / 44.07583; 145.12250Coordinates: 44°4′33″N 145°7′21″E / 44.07583°N 145.12250°E / 44.07583; 145.12250[1]
Topo map Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 羅臼
25000:1 知床峠
50000:1 羅臼
Type Stratovolcano
Age of rock Holocene[2]
Volcanic arc/belt Kuril arc [3]
Last eruption 1800 ± 50 years[2]
Easiest route Scramble[3]

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.[2] 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.[3]



  1. ^ a b Geospatial Information Authority map 25000:1 羅臼, last access May 23, 2008
  2. ^ a b c "Rausu". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. Retrieved 2008-07-22. 
  3. ^ a b c 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. 
  4. ^ "Shiretoko National Park". Ministry of the Environment (Japan). Retrieved 2010-12-01. 
  5. ^ "Cruising Tour of Shiretoko, Newly Registered Natural World Heritage". Hiragana Times. YAC Planning Inc. November 2005. Retrieved 1 December 2010. 

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The mountains of Shiretoko Peninsula from Mount Rausu (July 2007). In the foreground is Mitsumine, in the middle field is Mount Sashirui, and in the background is Mount Iō.