Mount Kurobegorō

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Mount Kurobegorō
Kurobegoroudake from suisyoudake 1994-8-13.jpg
Mount Kurobegorō and Kumonotaira
seen from Mount Suishō
Highest point
Elevation 2,897.48 m (9,506.2 ft) [1]
Listing List of mountains in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates 36°23′33″N 137°32′24″E / 36.39250°N 137.54000°E / 36.39250; 137.54000Coordinates: 36°23′33″N 137°32′24″E / 36.39250°N 137.54000°E / 36.39250; 137.54000[2]
Pronunciation [kɯɾobeɡoroːdake]
Parent range Hida Mountains
Topo map Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 三俣蓮華岳[2]
50000:1 槍ヶ岳
Easiest route Hike

Mount Kurobegorō (黒部五郎岳, Kurobegorō-dake) is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains,[3] reaching the height of 2,839.58 m (9,316 ft). It is situated in Japan's Hida Mountains in Gifu Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture. It was specified for Chūbu-Sangaku National Park on December 4, 1934.[4]


The origin of the mountain name is the meaning that the stone rolls. It is said "gōro" in Japanese. Also this mountain is located in the source part of the Kurobe River. Then it is called "Kurobe-Gorō".[3] In the hillside on the east side, there is big Cirque geographical features that is the hollow where the shovel was scooped out. The upper part of this mountain is situated in Tree line region, Siberian Dwarf Pine and Alpine plant grow naturally. There are quite a lot of kinds of alpine plant in the surrounding, and it is selected to "the 100 famous Japanese mountains of flower" by Sumie Tanaka.[5]


In December 1931, Buntarō Katō of Japanese mountain climbers had climbed it alone.

Main ascent routes[edit]

There are several climbing routes to the top of the mountain.[6][7]

  • Hietsu-shin-dō
  • Kamioka-shin-dō
  • Arimine-guchi
  • The west Ginza diamond course (from Oritate – Mount Kurobegorō – to Mount Yari)

There are the Ridge Line and Cirque routes from the Kurobegorō hut to the top.

Mountain hut[edit]

Thera are several mountain huts around Mount Kurobegorō.[7]

  • Kurobegorō hut (黒部五郎小舎, Kurobegorō-goya) – in the col between Mount Kurobegorō and Mount Mitsumatarenge (with Campsite)
  • Tarōdaira hut (太郎平小屋, Tarōdaira-goya) – in the col between Mount Yakushi and Mount Tarō (with Campsite)
  • Mitsumata mountain cottage (三俣山荘, Mitsumata-sansō) – in the col between Mount Mitsumatagenge and Mount Washiba (with Campsite)

Alpine plant[edit]

A lot of Alpine plant are seen in the surrounding.

Lilium medeoloides Veratrum stamineum Trollius japonicus Geum pentapetalum Geranium yesoemse
Lilium medeoloides Kurumayuri in Cyougatake02003-8-12.jpg
Veratrum stamineum in Mount Kohide 2010-07-01.jpg
Trollius japonicus in Mount Haku 2010-07-18.JPG
Geum pentapetalum in Mount Cho 2003-08-02.jpg
Geranium yesoense var. nipponicum in Mount Haku 2007-07-27.jpg


Nearby mountains[edit]

Kurobegorō hut and Hida Mountains, seen from Mount Kasa
Hida Mountains seen from Mount Kurai
Image Mountain Elevation Distance
from the Top
Yakushidake from Jiidake 2004-8-14.JPG Mt. Yakushi
2,926.01 m (9,600 ft) 8.5 km (5.3 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Mount Kitanamata and Mount Kurobegoro from Mount Kurai 2005-03-21.jpg Mt. Kitanamata
2,662 m (8,734 ft) 4.0 km (2.5 mi)
Mount Kurobegoro from Mount Suisho 1999-08-09.jpg Mt. Kurobegorō
2,839.58 m (9,316 ft) 0 km (0.0 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Mount Mitsumatarenge from Mount Momisawa 1994-08-13.jpg Mt. Mitsumatarenge
2,841.23 m (9,322 ft) 4.3 km (2.7 mi) 300 Famous Japanese Mountains
Boundary of three prefectures
Toyama, Gifu and Nagano
Mount kasa from North 1996-7-28.jpg Mt. Kasa
2,897.48 m (9,506 ft) 0 km (0.0 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
05 Yarigatake from Higashikamaone 2000-8-16.jpg Mt. Yari
3,180 m (10,433 ft) 11.2 km (7.0 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains


The mountain is the source of the following rivers, each of which flows to the Sea of Japan.[7]

Scenery of Mount Kurobegorō[edit]

from Mt. Kasa from Mt. Washiba from Mt. Yari from Mt. Yari (sunset)
Mount Kurobegoro from Mount Kasa 2002-08-29.jpg
Mount Kurobegoro from Mount Washiba 1999-08-09.jpg
Mount Kurobegoro from Mount Yari 1995-05-05.jpg
Mount Kurobegoro from Mount Yari 1995-05-04.jpg


  1. ^ "Information inspection service of the Triangulation station" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan,(高山-槍ヶ岳-三俣蓮華岳). Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Map inspection service" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan,(高山-槍ヶ岳-三俣蓮華岳). Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  3. ^ a b "100 Famous Japanese Mountains". Kyūya Fukada (in Japanese). The Asahi Shimbun Company,ISBN 4-02-260871-4,pp198-198. 1982. 
  4. ^ "Chūbu-Sangaku National Park". Ministry of the Environment (Japan). Retrieved December 29, 2010. 
  5. ^ "100 Famous Japanese Mountains of flower". Sumie Tanaka (in Japanese). Bungeishunjū,ISBN 4-16-352790-7,pp221-224. 1995. 
  6. ^ "Alpen guide: Kamikōchi, Mount Yari and Mount Hotaka" (in Japanese). YAMA-KEI Publishers, ISBN 4-635-01319-7). 2000. 
  7. ^ a b c "Mountain and plateau map of Mount Tsurugi and Mount Tate" (in Japanese). Shobunsha Publications,ISBN 978-4-398-75716-6. 2010. 

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