A View of Mt. Shirakami from Sumiyama
|Elevation||721.8 m (2,368 ft)|
|Language of name||Japanese|
|Location||Himeji, Hyōgo in Japan|
|Parent range||Tamba Highland|
Mount Shirakami (白髪山 Shirakami-yama) is a 721.4 meter high mountain in Sasayama, Hyōgo, Japan. Another name is Tanba-Fuji, literally, "Mount Fuji in Tanba Province". This mountain is one of the Hyōgo 50 mountains, and Kinki 100 mountains.
Mount Shirakami is one of the most famous mountains in Tamba Highland, well known for its good shape like famous Mount Fuji. This mountain is an independent mountain in this area, and visitors can enjoy the almost 360 degree panorama view from the top. This mountain is the source of Mukogawa River.
Religion and History
Mount Shirakami was an object of worship of the people in this area with Mount Matsuo. This mountain is located near an old route from Osaka to Tajima Province, or Kyoto to Harima Province, so the good-shape of the mountain has attracted many people in the history. After the Battle of Ichi-no-Tani in the 12th century, a legend said that one of a wife of the lost samurai of Heike, lived on the foot of the mountain and a found her husband.