|Elevation||2,578 m (8,458 ft) |
|Prominence||1,613 m (5,292 ft) |
List of volcanoes in Japan
|Mountain type||Lava dome, Lava flow|
|Last eruption||July to September 1952|
Mount Nikkō-Shirane (日光白根山 Nikkō-Shirane-san) is a strato-volcano in the Nikkō National Park in central Honshū, the main island of Japan. It stands at 2,578 m high. It is the highest mountain in the north eastern Japan (no higher mountains exist in the east or north of this mountain). Its peak (Mt Okushirane) is a Lava dome of andesite. Mt Nikkō-Shirane is listed in the 100 famous mountains in Japan proposed by Kyuya Fukada.
"Shirane" means a white mountain covered with snow, hence such name can be found in many places in Japan. In order to distinguish this mountain from other "Shirane", this mountain is called "Nikkō-Shirane".
- Nikko-Shiranesan - Japan Meteorological Agency (in Japanese)
- "Nikko-Shiranesan: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). - Japan Meteorological Agency
- Nikko Shirane San - Geological Survey of Japan
- Nikko-Shiranesan: Global Volcanism Program - Smithsonian Institution
Media related to Mount Nikko-Shirane at Wikimedia Commons
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