Mount Shari

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Mount Shari
140828 Mount Shari Hokkaido Japan01b6s3.jpg
Mount Shari seen from Shari-cho, August 2014.
Highest point
Elevation 1,547 m (5,075 ft) [1]
Prominence 1,070 m (3,510 ft) [1]
Listing 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
Coordinates 43°45′56″N 144°43′5″E / 43.76556°N 144.71806°E / 43.76556; 144.71806Coordinates: 43°45′56″N 144°43′5″E / 43.76556°N 144.71806°E / 43.76556; 144.71806[1]
Pronunciation Japanese: [ɕaɾidake]
Mount Shari is located in Japan
Mount Shari
Mount Shari
Location of Mount Shari in Japan.
Location Hokkaidō, Japan
Parent range Shiretoko Mountains
Topo map Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 斜里岳
50000:1 斜里
Age of rock Quaternary
Mountain type Stratovolcano, Lava dome
Volcanic arc/belt Kurile arc
Last eruption ca. 0.3-0.25 million years ago
Easiest route Hike

Mount Shari (斜里岳, shari-dake) is a quaternary stratovolcano[2] and one of Japan's 100 famous mountains. Its summit is 1,547 metres (5,075 ft).[1] The summit consists of Mount Shari, Southern Mount Shari (南斜里岳, minamishari-dake) and the western ridge. It is located on the Hokkaidō's Shiretoko Peninsula on the border of Shari and Kiyosato in Shari District, Abashiri and Shibetsu in Shibetsu District, Nemuro.


Its former name in the Ainu language was Onnenupuri. The name Shari in Ainu means marshes where reeds are growing. It is also known by the names Okhotsk Fuji (オホーツク富士, ohōtsuku fuji) or Shari Fuji (斜里富士, shari fuji).

Relief Map


The mountain is made mainly of andesite, dacite, and basalt.[2]

Climbing routes[edit]

The most popular ascent route starts from the Kiyosato side. A public bus (Sharibus) runs three times a day (first at 6:30) from Shiretokoshari Station to the start of the trail.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b c d 地図閲覧サービス 2万5千分1地形図名: 斜里岳(斜里). 25000:1 Topographical maps (in Japanese). Geographical Survey Institute. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "SHARI-DAKE". Quaternary Volcanoes in Japan. Geological Survey of Japan, AIST. 2006. Retrieved 12 January 2010. 

External links[edit]

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