Mount Gassan

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Mount Gassan
月山
Precincts of Gassan jinja.JPG
The summit and Gassan Shrine
Highest point
Elevation 1,984 m (6,509 ft)
Listing

100 Famous Japanese Mountains

Three Mountains of Dewa
Coordinates 38°32′56″N 140°01′37″E / 38.54889°N 140.02694°E / 38.54889; 140.02694Coordinates: 38°32′56″N 140°01′37″E / 38.54889°N 140.02694°E / 38.54889; 140.02694
Naming
Translation Moon Mountain (Japanese)
Geography
Mount Gassan is located in Japan
Mount Gassan
Mount Gassan
Yamagata, Tōhoku, Japan
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano[1]
Climbing
Easiest route Hiking

Mount Gassan (月山 Gassan?) is the highest of the Three Mountains of Dewa in the ancient province of Dewa (modern-day Yamagata prefecture). The Gassan Shrine stands at the mountain's summit, 1984 meters above sea level.

Due to heavy winter snowfall, the mountain and shrine are inaccessible for long periods of the year; however, skiing is possible on the mountain from April to mid-summer.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Japanese Quaternary Volcano Database". Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. Retrieved 26 July 2011. 

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