Mount Tsurugi (Tokushima)

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Mount Tsurugi
剣山
Mt.Tsurugisan.jpg
Elevation 1,954.7 m (6,413 ft)[1]
Prominence 1,540 m (5,050 ft)[1]
Listing Ultra
Location
Mount Tsurugi is located in Japan
Mount Tsurugi
Mount Tsurugi
Japan
Location On the border of Miyoshi, Mima and Naka, Tokushima, Japan
Range Shikoku Mountains
Coordinates 33°51′13″N 134°05′39″E / 33.85361°N 134.09417°E / 33.85361; 134.09417Coordinates: 33°51′13″N 134°05′39″E / 33.85361°N 134.09417°E / 33.85361; 134.09417
Geology
Type Upheaval Peneplain

Mount Tsurugi (剣山 Tsurugi-san?), meaning sword is a 1,954.7 m (6,413.1 ft) high mountain on the border of Miyoshi, Mima and Naka in Tokushima Prefecture, Japan. This mountain is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.

Outline[edit]

Mount Tsurugi is the second highest mountain on the island of Shikoku, and also the second highest mountain west of Mount Haku, which is on the border of Ishikawa and Gifu prefectures in central Japan.

Mount Tsurugi is an important object of worship in this region and one of the centers of Shugendō, a sect of mixture of Shintoism and Buddhism. On the top of the mountain, there is a small shrine called ‘Tsurugi Jinja’.

The area around Mount Tsurugi is a major part of Tsurugi Quasi-National Park.

Climate[edit]

Mount Tsurugi has an altitude-affected humid continental climate (Köppen climate classification Dfb) with mild summers and cold winters.

Climate data for Mount Tsurugi
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) −4.1
(24.6)
−3.1
(26.4)
0.5
(32.9)
7.1
(44.8)
11.4
(52.5)
14.4
(57.9)
17.9
(64.2)
18.2
(64.8)
15.2
(59.4)
9.8
(49.6)
5.0
(41)
−0.8
(30.6)
7.63
(45.73)
Daily mean °C (°F) −7.3
(18.9)
−6.6
(20.1)
−3.3
(26.1)
3.3
(37.9)
7.7
(45.9)
11.3
(52.3)
15.1
(59.2)
15.3
(59.5)
12.1
(53.8)
6.3
(43.3)
1.3
(34.3)
−4.3
(24.3)
4.24
(39.63)
Average low °C (°F) −10.3
(13.5)
−9.9
(14.2)
−6.9
(19.6)
−0.3
(31.5)
4.3
(39.7)
8.6
(47.5)
12.9
(55.2)
13.2
(55.8)
9.6
(49.3)
3.3
(37.9)
−1.9
(28.6)
−7.3
(18.9)
1.27
(34.31)
Snowfall cm (inches) 87
(34.3)
89
(35)
72
(28.3)
17
(6.7)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
1
(0.4)
11
(4.3)
48
(18.9)
325
(127.9)
 % humidity 81 81 80 76 75 85 90 91 89 80 76 78 81.8
Mean monthly sunshine hours 112.1 110.7 145.7 157.6 168.7 112.3 110.5 113.8 99.0 128.5 123.5 122.6 1,505
Source: NOAA (1961-1990) [2]

Access[edit]

  • The main trailhead, along with parking lots, shops and restaurants, is located at Minokoshi, at the intersection of national routes 438 and 439. From Minokoshi, climbers may also ride a chairlift to a higher point on the trail.
  • Trails link the summit of Mount Tsurugi to neighboring mountains. Tsurugi can be reached from the east via Ichinomori, while an extensive network of trails to the west allows access from mountains such as Jirogyu, Miune, and Tengu-zuka.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Japan Ultra-Prominences". Peaklist.org. Retrieved 2013-03-23.
  2. ^ "Tsurugisan Climate Normals 1961-1990". National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Retrieved January 7, 2013. 

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