Jump to content

Mount Kurai

Coordinates: 36°02′18″N 137°11′48″E / 36.03833°N 137.19667°E / 36.03833; 137.19667
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Mount Kurai
Mount Kurai from the south
Highest point
Elevation1,529.15 m (5,016.9 ft)
Coordinates36°02′18″N 137°11′48″E / 36.03833°N 137.19667°E / 36.03833; 137.19667
Mount Kurai is located in Japan
Mount Kurai
Mount Kurai
Location in Japan
LocationTakayama and Gero, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Parent rangenone

Mt. Kurai (位山, Kurai(-san), lit.'throne mountain') is located on the border of the cities of Takayama and Gero in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. The mountain also separates the watersheds of the northern and southern portions of the Hida region. The Jinzū River flows to the north and the Hida River flows to the south.


Mt. Kurai harbors a substantial population of Japanese yew trees. In the past, this forest was long a traditional source for the wood used to manufacture ceremonial batons for the Japanese court aristocracy.