Mount Nikkō-Shirane

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Mount Nikkō-Shirane
Highest point
Elevation 2,578 m (8,458 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,613 m (5,292 ft) [1]
Listing Ultra
List of volcanoes in Japan
Coordinates 36°47′54″N 139°22′27″E / 36.79833°N 139.37417°E / 36.79833; 139.37417Coordinates: 36°47′54″N 139°22′27″E / 36.79833°N 139.37417°E / 36.79833; 139.37417[1]
Mount Nikkō-Shirane is located in Japan
Mount Nikkō-Shirane
Mount Nikkō-Shirane
Location Honshū, Japan
Mountain type Lava dome, Lava flow[2]
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.

It should not be confused with Mount Kusatsu-Shirane elsewhere in Gunma Prefecture.

"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".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Japan Ultra-Prominences" (Listed here as "Oku-shirane-san"). Retrieved 2013-03-22.
  2. ^ Nikko Shirane San - Geological Survey of Japan

External links[edit]

Media related to Mount Nikko-Shirane at Wikimedia Commons