Mount Tateshina

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Mount Tateshina
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)
Mount Tateshina is located in Japan
Mount Tateshina
Mount Tateshina
Location of Mount Tateshina in Japan.
Location Honshū, Japan
Range Northern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group
Coordinates 36°6′13″N 138°17′42″E / 36.10361°N 138.29500°E / 36.10361; 138.29500Coordinates: 36°6′13″N 138°17′42″E / 36.10361°N 138.29500°E / 36.10361; 138.29500
Type Complex volcano
Last eruption Unknown

Mount Tateshina (蓼科山 Tateshina-yama?) also Suwa Fuji is a complex volcano located on the border of the municipalities of Chino and Tateshina in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

It has an elevation of 2,530 m (8,301 ft). This mountain is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.


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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