Mount Tsurugi (Toyama)

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Mount Tsurugi
Tsurugidake 20100127.jpg
View from northwest
Elevation 2,999 m (9,839 ft)
Listing List of mountains in Japan
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Translation Sword Mountain (Japanese)
Mount Tsurugi is located in Japan
Mount Tsurugi
Mount Tsurugi
Toyama Prefecture, Japan
Range Hida Mountains
Coordinates 36°37′24″N 137°37′02″E / 36.62333°N 137.61722°E / 36.62333; 137.61722Coordinates: 36°37′24″N 137°37′02″E / 36.62333°N 137.61722°E / 36.62333; 137.61722
Easiest route Hike

Mount Tsurugi (剱岳 Tsurugi-dake?) is located in the eastern area of Toyama Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the tallest peak in the Hida Mountains at 2,999 m (9,839 ft). It is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, and is called "the most dangerous mountain" climbable.[1]

Tsurugi has a number of routes which approach world class long routes. It is recognised in Japan as "the" premiere mountaineering peak in winter. Although dangerous, its death toll is a small fraction of those who have died on Japan's much smaller, but more lethal Tanigawa-dake.

View from Mount Bessan


  1. ^ Jirō Nitta (2006). Tsurugi-dake ten no ki. Bunshun Bunko (in Japanese). Bungeishunjū. p. 367.