Mount Apoi

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Mount Apoi
Mount Apoi is located in Japan
Mount Apoi
Mount Apoi
Location of Mount Apoi in Japan.
Highest point
Elevation 810.2 m (2,658 ft) [1]
Prominence 130 m (430 ft) [1]
Parent peak Pinneshiri (Hidaka)
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 42°6′28″N 143°1′32″E / 42.10778°N 143.02556°E / 42.10778; 143.02556Coordinates: 42°6′28″N 143°1′32″E / 42.10778°N 143.02556°E / 42.10778; 143.02556
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Parent range Hidaka Mountains
Topo map Geospatial Information Authority of Japan (国土地理院?, Kokudochiriin) 25000:1 アポイ岳, 50000:1 えりも
Mountain type Fold
Easiest route Hike

Mount Apoi (アポイ岳?, Apoi-dake) is located in the Hidaka Mountains, Hokkaidō, Japan. It is near the town of Samani. It is well known for hosting a large number of plants that are found only on Hokkaidō, such as Callianthemum miyabeanum (ヒダカソウ?, Hidaka-sō). The mountain is made from ultramafic rock of unknown age.[2]

Mt. Apoi Geopark[edit]

The Mt. Apoi Geopark (アポイ岳ジオパーク?) is a geopark covering whole territory of Samani. The area was declared a Japanese Geopark in 2008, and a UNESCO Global Geopark in 2015. [3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c Geospatial Information Authority map 25000:1 アポイ岳, last access 9 April 2008.
  2. ^ "Hokkaido". Seamless digital geological map of Japan 1: 200,000. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. Dec 15, 2009. Retrieved 10 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Official Website of Mt. Apoi Geopark (in English)
  • Shyun Umezawa, Yasuhiko Sugawara, and Jun Nakagawa, Hokkaidō Natsuyama Gaido 4: Hidaka Sanmyaku no Yamayama (北海道夏山ガイド4日高山脈の山やま), Sapporo, Hokkaidō Shimbunshya, 1991. ISBN 4-89363-605-7