Three-thousanders (in Japan)

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In Japan, "three-thousanders" are the group of the 21 mountains with elevations of 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) or greater.[1] The tallest mountain in Japan is Mount Fuji, at 3,776 metres (12,388 ft).

Geography[edit]

There are three-thousanders in the following regions:

The next tallest mountain is Mount Tsurugi, which has a height of 2,999 m (9,839 ft). In the areas exceeding 3,000 metres (9,800 ft) above sea level, there is a belt of Siberian dwarf pine; the alpine plant grows here naturally. The Siberian dwarf pine belt is a key habitat of the rock ptarmigan.

21 mountains[edit]

No.
Image

Mountain
Elevation[1]
Prefecture
Note
Japanese

1 080103 hakkai fuji.jpg Mt. Fuji 3,776 m (12,388 ft) Shizuoka / Yamanashi 100 Famous
tallest in Japan
富士山
2 Mount Kita from Mount Nakashirane 2001-10-03.JPG Mt. Kita 3,193 m (10,476 ft) Yamanashi 100 Famous
tallest in Southern Alps
北岳
3 03 Okuhotakadake from Kitahotakadake 2000-9-3.jpg Mt. Hotaka 3,190 m (10,466 ft) Gifu / Nagano 100 Famous
tallest in Northern Alps
穂高岳
4 04 Ainodake from Happonbanokashira 2001-10-3.jpg Mt. Aino 3,189 m (10,463 ft) Shizuoka / Yamanashi 100 Famous 間ノ岳
5 05 Yarigatake from Higashikamaone 2000-8-16.jpg Mt. Yari 3,180 m (10,433 ft) Gifu / Nagano 100 Famous 槍ヶ岳
6 06 Warusawadake from Kogochidake 1999-11-5.jpg Mt. Warusawa 3,141 m (10,305 ft) Shizuoka 100 Famous 悪沢岳
7 07 Akaishidake from Hijiridake 2001-9-25.jpg Mt. Akaishi 3,120 m (10,236 ft) Nagano / Shizuoka 100 Famous 赤石岳
8 08 Okuhotaka Karasawa Kitahotakadake from Cyogatake 2001-11-23.jpg Mt. Karasawa 3,110 m (10,203 ft) Gifu / Nagano 涸沢岳
9 09 Kitahotaka and Okuhotakadake from Nishidake 2000-8-16.jpg Mt. Kitahotaka 3,106 m (10,190 ft) Gifu / Nagano 北穂高岳
10 10 Oobamidake from Yarigatake 2003-10-5.jpg Mt. Ōbami 3,101 m (10,174 ft) Gifu / Nagano 大喰岳
11 11 Maehotakadeke from Karasawdake 1999-5-23.jpg Mt. Maehotaka 3,090 m (10,138 ft) Nagano 前穂高岳
12 12 Nakadake and Yarigatake from Minamidake 2003-10-5.jpg Mt. Naka 3,084 m (10,118 ft) Gifu / Nagano 中岳
(北アルプス)
13 13 Arakawadake from Shiomidake 2000-7-9.jpg Mt. Arakawa 3,083 m (10,115 ft) Shizuoka 荒川岳
14 14 Ontakesan from kazakoshiyama 2002-5-6.jpg Mt. Ontake 3,067 m (10,062 ft) Gifu / Nagano 100 Famous 御嶽山
(長野県)
15 Noutoridake from ainodake 1996 7 29.jpg Mt. Nishinōtori 3,051 m (10,010 ft) Shizuoka / Yamanashi 200 Famous 西農鳥岳
16 16 Shiomidake from Eboshidake 1999-11-5.jpg Mt. Shiomi 3,047 m (9,997 ft) Nagano / Shizuoka 100 Famous 塩見岳
17 18 Minamidake and Yarigatake from Minamidakekoya 2003-10-5.jpg Mt. Minami 3,032.68 m (9,950 ft) Gifu / Nagano 南岳
18 17 Senjyogatake from Kosenjyogatake 1999-7-25.jpg Mt. Senjō 3,032.56 m (9,949 ft) Nagano / Yamanashi 100 Famous 仙丈ヶ岳
19 Norikuradake from nishiho 1995 10 7.jpg Mt. Norikura 3,026 m (9,928 ft) Gifu / Nagano 100 Famous 乗鞍岳
20 20 Tateyama from Mikurigaike 1998-7-17.jpg Mt. Tate 3,015 m (9,892 ft) Toyama 100 Famous
tallest in Toyama
立山
21 21 Hijiridake from Minamidake 1996-11-16.jpg Mt. Hijiri 3,013 m (9,885 ft) Nagano / Shizuoka 100 Famous 聖岳

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