Mount Tateshina in Winter (December 2008)
|Elevation||2,530 m (8,300 ft)|
|Listing||100 Famous Japanese Mountains|
|Translation||high mountain of water-peppers (Japanese)|
|Parent range||Northern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group|
|Mountain type||Complex volcano|
Mount Tateshina is a typical complex volcano. About the origin of the name of this mountain, tate means water-pepper, and shina means steps or high places. So Tateshina is literally a high mountain of water-peppers. The other name of this mountain Suwa Fuji, literally, Mount Fuji of the Suwa region.
Mount Tateshina is an important part of Yatsugatake-Chūshin Kōgen Quasi-National Park.
Routes to climb up Mount Tateshina are well-developed. The most popular route is to start from the Nanagome parking lot.
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