Mount Meakan

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Mount Meakan
雌阿寒岳 Meakan-dake
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Mount Meakan
Elevation 1,499 m (4,918 ft)
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
List of volcanoes in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Range Akan Volcanic Complex
Coordinates 43°23′11″N 144°00′32″E / 43.38639°N 144.00889°E / 43.38639; 144.00889Coordinates: 43°23′11″N 144°00′32″E / 43.38639°N 144.00889°E / 43.38639; 144.00889
Topo map Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 雌阿寒岳
25000:1 オンネト
50000:1 阿寒湖
50000:1 上足寄
Type stratovolcano
Age of rock Late Pleistocene-Holocene
Volcanic arc/belt Kurile arc
Last eruption November 2008
Mount Meakan erupting in March 2006

Mount Meakan (雌阿寒岳 Meakan-dake?) is an active stratovolcano located in Akan National Park in Hokkaidō, Japan. It is the tallest mountain in the Akan Volcanic Complex.[1] The volcano consists of nine overlapping cones that grew out of the Akan caldera, on the shores of Lake Akan. Mount Meakan has a triple crater at its summit. According to its name and local legend, Mount Meakan is the female counterpart to Mount Oakan on the other side of Lake Akan.[1]


There are two ponds in the crater, 赤沼 (Sekinuma, Red Pond) and 青沼 (Aonuma, Blue Pond).



  1. ^ a b Hunt, Paul (1988). "32: Climbing an Active Volcano: Meakan-dake (雌阿寒岳)". Hiking in Japan: An Adventurer's Guide to the Mountain Trails (First ed.). Tokyo and New York: Kodansha International. pp. 195–200. ISBN 0-87011-893-5.