Japan's 100 Famous Mountains

The most well-known peak list in Japan, published by Kyūya Fukada in the 1964 book Nihon Hyakumeizan. Selection based on 3 subjective criteria: grace, history, and individuality.




  • Mount Fuji

    12,388 ft / 3,776 m • 33 claims • Japan

    Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains". It is often cited as the most climbed mountai...

  • Kaimon-dake

    3,031 ft / 924 m • 3 claims • Japan

    Kaimon-dake is a 3,031 ft / 924 m mountain peak near Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 811th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks a...

  • Iwate-san

    6,696 ft / 2,041 m • 3 claims • Japan

    Iwate-san is a 6,696 ft / 2,041 m mountain peak near Shizukuishi, Iwate, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 131st highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks a...

  • Tanigawa-dake

    6,486 ft / 1,977 m • 3 claims • Japan

    Tanigawa-dake is a 6,486 ft / 1,977 m mountain peak in the Mikuni Mountains in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 154th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest p...

  • Asahi-dake

    7,513 ft / 2,290 m • 3 claims • Hokkaidō, Japan

    Asahi-dake is a 7,513 ft / 2,290 m mountain peak near Kamikawa, Hokkaidō, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Hokkaidō and the 84th highe...

  • Bandai-san

    5,698 ft / 1,737 m • 3 claims • Japan

    Bandai-san is a 5,698 ft / 1,737 m mountain peak near Inawashiro, Fukushima, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 220th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest pea...

  • Tanzawa-yama

    5,141 ft / 1,567 m • 2 claims • Japan

    Tanzawa-yama is a 5,141 ft / 1,567 m mountain peak in the Tanzawa Mountains in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 304th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest p...

  • Kenga-mine

    10,062 ft / 3,067 m • 2 claims • Japan

    Kenga-mine is a 10,062 ft / 3,067 m mountain peak in the Ontake Volcano Range in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 10th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest ...

  • Norikura-dake

    9,927 ft / 3,026 m • 2 claims • Japan

    Norikura-dake is a 9,927 ft / 3,026 m mountain peak in the Hida Mountains in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 14th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peak...

  • Meakan-dake

    4,361 ft / 1,329 m • 2 claims • Hokkaidō, Japan

    Meakan-dake is a 4,361 ft / 1,329 m mountain peak in the Akan Volcanic Complex Range in Hokkaidō, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 27th highest mountain in Ho...

  • Kuro-dake

    6,509 ft / 1,984 m • 2 claims • Hokkaidō, Japan

    Kuro-dake is a 6,509 ft / 1,984 m mountain peak in the Daisetsuzan Volcanic Group Range in Hokkaidō, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 147th highest mountain i...

  • Gassan

    6,509 ft / 1,984 m • 2 claims • Yamagata, Japan

    Gassan is a 6,509 ft / 1,984 m mountain peak near Palu, Elazığ, Turkey. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 148th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks are Dewa-...

  • Tsukuba-san

    2,877 ft / 877 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Tsukuba-san is a 2,877 ft / 877 m mountain peak near Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 862nd highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks are...

  • Goryu

    9,232 ft / 2,814 m • 1 claim • Nagano, Japan

    Goryu is a 9,232 ft / 2,814 m mountain peak near Ōmachi, Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5th highest mountain in Nagano and the 36th highest mountain...

  • Ishizuchi-san

    6,503 ft / 1,982 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Ishizuchi-san is a 6,503 ft / 1,982 m mountain peak in the Shikoku Mountains in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 149th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest ...

  • Taka-dake

    5,223 ft / 1,592 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Taka-dake is a 5,223 ft / 1,592 m mountain peak near Ōzu, Kumamoto, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 280th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks are Ki...

  • Iide-san

    6,906 ft / 2,105 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Iide-san is a 6,906 ft / 2,105 m mountain peak in the Iide Mountains in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 118th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks ar...

  • Tateshina-yama

    8,301 ft / 2,530 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Tateshina-yama is a 8,301 ft / 2,530 m mountain peak in the Northern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group Range in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 54th highest mountai...

  • Sobo-san

    5,761 ft / 1,756 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Sobo-san is a 5,761 ft / 1,756 m mountain peak near Beppu, Ōita, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 213th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks are Yurug...

  • Yariga-take

    10,433 ft / 3,180 m • 1 claim • Japan

    Yariga-take is a 10,433 ft / 3,180 m mountain peak near Hotaka, Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 6th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks are ...