Mount Iizuna

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Mount Izuna)
Jump to: navigation, search
Mount Iizuna
飯縄山
Mount Iizuna
A view from Daizahoushi Pond
Highest point
Elevation 1,917 m (6,289 ft)
Coordinates 36°44′22″N 138°8′1″E / 36.73944°N 138.13361°E / 36.73944; 138.13361Coordinates: 36°44′22″N 138°8′1″E / 36.73944°N 138.13361°E / 36.73944; 138.13361
Naming
Translation mountain of edible sand (Japanese)
Geography
Mount Iizuna is located in Japan
Mount Iizuna
Mount Iizuna
Location in Japan
Location Nagano, Japan
Geology
Mountain type Stratovolcano

Mount Iizuna (飯縄山, Iizuna-yama), also known as Mount Izuna (飯綱山, Izuna-yama), is a mountain located ten kilometers north-northwest of the heart of Nagano, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Together with Mount Reisenji (霊仙寺山, Resenji-yama), Mount Menō (瑪瑙山, Menō-yama), and others, it forms the Iizuna range. It has an elevation of 1,917 metres.

This mountain is a sacred site for mountain-based religious sects such as Shugendo, and said to be the home of a tengu named Saburō. According to legend, there was once a strange, edible sand somewhere on the mountain, which the tengu would distribute in times of poor harvest.

Relief Map of Iizuna Volcano

The mountain is also a popular area for skiing and is where the bobsleigh and luge track for the 1998 Winter Olympics is located.

External links[edit]