The highest peak is Mount Karakuni(韓国岳,Karakunidake?) (1700 m). Other peaks are Takachiho-no-mine (高千穂峰?) (1573 m) and Shinmoedake(新燃岳?), both active volcanos. They are part of Kirishima-Yaku National Park near Kirishima City. Upon the summit of Takachiho was stucked the mysterious spear Ama-no-Sakahoko, by the legendary Ninigi-no-Mikoto. Mount Kirishima is considered one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. The area is often foggy, and it is believed that the name Kirishima comes from the mountain looking like an island in the fog.