Mount Kanmuri (Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima)

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Mount Kanmuri (Yoshiwa Kanmuri)
冠山 (吉和冠山)
Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri
Highest point
Elevation 1,339 m (4,393 ft)
Coordinates 34°47′0″N 132°21′32″E / 34.78333°N 132.35889°E / 34.78333; 132.35889Coordinates: 34°47′0″N 132°21′32″E / 34.78333°N 132.35889°E / 34.78333; 132.35889
Pronunciation Japanese: [kanmuri-yama]
Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri is located in Japan
Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri
Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri
Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan
Parent range Chūgoku Mountains
Easiest route Hiking

Mount Kanmuri (冠山 Kanmuri-yama?), also known as Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri (吉和冠山 Yoshiwa Kanmuri-yama?), is a mountain located in the Yoshiwa District of Hatsukaichi, Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan. "Kanmuri" is a common name for mountains in Japan; Hiroshima Prefecture has six mountains by this name alone, hence the modifier "Yoshiwa".[1]


Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri has an elevation of 1,339 m (4,393 ft). The mountain is at the far west of the Chūgoku Mountains, and is part of Nishi-Chugoku Sanchi Quasi-National Park.[2] The plateaus of the southern base of Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri features large stands of renge tsutsuji rhododendron, and the area is designated a natural monument by the Prefecture of Hiroshima.[3]


Mominoki Prefectural Forest (もみのき森林公園 Mominoki Shinrin Kōen?) has facilities for camping and hiking, and is located in the fir forests at the eastern foot of the mountain.[4]


The Chugoku Expressway, also known as National Route 468, follows the southern base of Mount Yoshiwa Kanmuri.

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  1. ^ 吉和冠山(1339m)(Japanese)
  2. ^ 第1章廿日市市・大野町の現状と課題(Japanese)
  3. ^ "Yoshiwa". Nihon Daihyakka Zensho (Nipponika) (日本大百科全書(ニッポニカ) “Large Encyclopedia of Japan (Nipponika)”) (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-01-12. 
  4. ^ もみのき森林公園(Japanese)