Mount Rebun

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Mount Rebun
Mount Rebun is located in Japan
Mount Rebun
Mount Rebun
Highest point
Elevation 490.0 m (1,607.6 ft) [1]
Listing List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 45°22′21″N 141°00′57″E / 45.37250°N 141.01583°E / 45.37250; 141.01583Coordinates: 45°22′21″N 141°00′57″E / 45.37250°N 141.01583°E / 45.37250; 141.01583
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Parent range Rebun Island
Topo map Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 礼文岳
50000:1 礼文島北部[1]
Age of rock Early Cretaceous
Mountain type Sedimentary rock
Volcanic arc/belt Sakhalin Island Arc
Easiest route Hike

Mount Rebun (礼文岳?, Rebun-dake) is the highest point on Rebun Island in Rebun, Hokkaidō, Japan.[1] The mountain consists of marine sedimentary rocks from the Early Cretaceous period, 149–97 million years ago.[2]

Climbing route[edit]

The trailhead for the Mount Rebun hike is in Nairo. It is a 3-hour hike with no water available. The trail first passes through fields of sasa-no-ha before entering a forest of pine and birch. The peak rises above the forest to grant an unobstructed view of the entire island.[3]


  1. ^ a b c "25000:1 礼文岳" (in Japanese). Geographical Survey Institute. 2008. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  2. ^ "Seamless Digital Geological Map of Japan". The Geological Survey of Japan. National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology. 2 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-07-16. 
  3. ^ Bisignani, J. D. (1993). "Rebun and Rishiri Islands". In Taran March. Japan Handbook (Second ed.). Chico, California: Moon Publications, Inc. p. 839. ISBN 0-918373-70-0.