Mount Senjō

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Mount Senjō
Senjyogatake from kosenjo 08 1996 12 31.jpg
Mount Senjō from Mount Ko-Senjō
Highest point
Elevation 3,032.6 m (9,949 ft)
Listing 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 35°43′12″N 138°11′00″E / 35.72000°N 138.18333°E / 35.72000; 138.18333Coordinates: 35°43′12″N 138°11′00″E / 35.72000°N 138.18333°E / 35.72000; 138.18333
Mount Senjō is located in Japan
Mount Senjō
Mount Senjō
Location of Mount Senjō in Japan.
Location Minami-Alps, Yamanashi and Ina, Nagano, Japan
Parent range Akaishi Mountains
Topo map Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 仙丈ヶ岳
Mountain hut Senjō

Mount Senjō (仙丈ヶ岳, Senjō-ga-take) is a 3,032.6-metre-high (9,949.5 ft)[1] mountain on the border of Minami-Alps, Yamanashi, and Ina, Nagano, in Japan. This mountain is one of the major peaks of the Akaishi Mountains, and is one of the most popular peaks in the range. This mountain is also one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.


Mount Senjō is one of the destinations in Akaishi Mountains for tourists. This mountain has three major peaks, which are Senjō-ga-take, Dai-Senjō-ga-take, and Ko-Senjō-ga-take. This mountain can be accessed easily over Minami Alps Gravel Road. This mountain is called 'the queen of Minami-Alps' because of its elegant looks. This area is in Minami Alps National Park that was established on June 1, 1964.[2]


British Walter Weston visited Japan several times and wrote in 1896 the book Mountaineering and Exploring in the Japanese Alps. He climbed Mount Senjō in 1904.


The most popular route to the top of this mountain is from Kitazawa Pass. To the Kitazawa Pass, climbers use buses from Todai-guchi Bus Stop or Hirogawara Bus Stop. It takes about four hours from the pass to the mountain.

Mountain hut and camp site[edit]

There are some mountain huts in the surrounding, and they are opened during the climbing mountain season. There is a "Mountain hut Senjō" in the Yambusawa Cirque near the top of the mountain. Moreover, there is one camp specification ground. That is the large one around "Kitazawa Pass (北沢峠)" that is used as base camp for Mount Senjō or Mount Kaikoma.

Alpine plants and animals[edit]

This mountain is famous for many Alpine plants on the upper part of the mountains above the tree line. Siberian dwarf pine can be see in the place and rock ptarmigan and spotted nutcracker live here as well. Japanese serow and sika deer live in the forest belt in the hillside in the mountain. Then this mountain is selected to " 100 famous Mountains with flowers" and "New 100 famous Mountains with flowers" by Sumie Tanaka.


Mount Senjō and Mount Aino from Mount Shiomi

Nearby mountains[edit]

It is on the main ridge line in the northern part of the Akaishi Mountains. There are three cirques: "Yabusawa", "Ko-Senjō" and "Dai-Senjō". The ridge on the north side is called "Horseback" ("Uma-no-Se").

Image Mountain Japanese Height Distance
from the Top
Umanose from Kosenjo 2001-8-17.jpg Mt. Nokogiri 鋸岳 2,685 m (8,809 ft) 7.0 km (4.3 mi) 200 Famous
Mount Kaikoma from Senjo 2005-5-3.JPG Mt. Kaikoma 甲斐駒ヶ岳 2,967 m (9,734 ft) 6.4 km (4 mi) 100 Famous
Epilobium angustifolium Yanagiran in Kitazawatouge 2001-08-16.jpg Mt. Ko-Senjō 小仙丈ヶ岳 2,855 m (9,367 ft) 0.3 km (0.2 mi) Cirque Ko-Senjō
Mount Senjo from Kosenjo 2000-7-2.jpg Mt. Senjō 仙丈ヶ岳 3,033 m (9,951 ft) 6.4 km (4.0 mi) 100 Famous
Mount Senjo from Ridge Sen-En1995-7-28.jpg Mt. Dai-Senjō 大仙丈ヶ岳 2,975 m (9,760 ft) 0.7 km (0.4 mi) Cirque Dai-Senjō
Mount Kita from Kosenjo 1996-12-31.jpg Mt. Kita 北岳 3,193 m (10,476 ft) 7.1 km (4.4 mi) the highest mountain
in Akaishi Mountains
100 Famous
Houousan from kaikomagatake 50 1996 9 15.jpg Mt. Hōō 鳳凰山 2,840 m (9,318 ft) 11.1 km (6.9 mi) 100 Famous
16 Shiomidake from Eboshidake 1999-11-5.jpg Mt. Shiomi 塩見岳 3,047 m (9,997 ft) 16.2 km (10.1 mi) 100 Famous

Source of river[edit]

Rivers with their source here flow to the Pacific Ocean.


See also[edit]


  1. ^ 地図閲覧サービス 2万5千分1地形図名: 仙丈ヶ岳(甲府) (in Japanese). Geographical Survey Institute. Retrieved 2008-08-14. 
  2. ^ Minami Alps National Park(HP of the Ministry of the Environment)

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