Mount Iō (Yatsugatake)

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Mount Iō
硫黄岳
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A Mount Iō from Natsuzawa Pass
Highest point
Elevation 2,760 m (9,060 ft)
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 35°59′55″N 138°22′11″E / 35.99861°N 138.36972°E / 35.99861; 138.36972Coordinates: 35°59′55″N 138°22′11″E / 35.99861°N 138.36972°E / 35.99861; 138.36972
Naming
Translation Sulphur Mountain (Japanese)
Pronunciation [ioːdake]
Geography
Location On the border of Chino and Minamimaki of Nagano in Japan
Parent range Southern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano

Mount Iō (硫黄岳, Iō-dake) is a mountain on the border of Chino and Minamimaki, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. This mountain is one of the major mountains of Yatsugatake Mountains. Mount Iō literally means, sulphur mountain.

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Mount Iō is a stratovolcano in Southern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group. This mountain also belongs to the Yatsugatake-Chūshin Kōgen Quasi-National Park.

Route[edit]

This mountain is one of the major mountains in Yatsugatake Mountains, which is easy for climbers to reach to the top. The easiest route is from Sakurazawa.

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