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.




  • Kuro-dake

    6,509 ft / 1,984 m • 2 summits • 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 16th highest mountain in...

  • Ishizuchi-san

    6,503 ft / 1,982 m • 1 summit • Ehime, Japan

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

  • Tanigawa-dake

    6,486 ft / 1,977 m • 3 summits • Gunma, Japan

    Tanigawa-dake is a 6,486 ft / 1,977 m mountain peak in the Mikuni Mountains in Gunma, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5th highest mountain in Gunma and the 1...

  • Miyanoura-dake

    6,351 ft / 1,936 m • 1 summit • Kagoshima, Japan

    Miyanoura-dake is a 6,351 ft / 1,936 m mountain peak in Kagoshima, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Kagoshima and the 176th highest mo...

  • Kirigamine

    6,316 ft / 1,925 m • 1 summit • Nagano, Japan

    Kirigamine is a 6,316 ft / 1,925 m mountain peak near Suwa, Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 69th highest mountain in Nagano and the 178th highest mou...

  • Sanbonyari Peak

    6,289 ft / 1,917 m • 1 summit • Tochigi, Japan

    Sanbonyari Peak is a 6,289 ft / 1,917 m mountain peak in the Ōu Mountains in Tochigi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 6th highest mountain in Tochigi and the...

  • Hayachine-san

    6,278 ft / 1,914 m • 2 summits • Iwate, Japan

    Hayachine-san is a 6,278 ft / 1,914 m mountain peak in the Kitakami Range in Iwate, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 2nd highest mountain in Iwate and the 181...

  • Yotei-zan

    6,211 ft / 1,893 m • 1 summit • Japan

    Yotei-zan is a 6,211 ft / 1,893 m mountain peak near Niseko Town, Hokkaidō, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 187th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peak...

  • Amakazari Yama

    6,167 ft / 1,880 m • 0 summits • Nagano, Japan

    Amakazari Yama is a 6,167 ft / 1,880 m mountain peak near Nagano-shi, Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 73rd highest mountain in Nagano and the 191st h...

  • Zao-san

    6,040 ft / 1,841 m • 0 summits • Yamagata, Japan

    Zao-san is a 6,040 ft / 1,841 m mountain peak near Yamagata-shi, Yamagata, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4th highest mountain in Yamagata and the 197th hig...

  • O-asahi-dake

    6,003 ft / 1,830 m • 0 summits • Yamagata, Japan

    O-asahi-dake is a 6,003 ft / 1,830 m mountain peak near Nagai, Yamagata, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 5th highest mountain in Yamagata and the 200th highe...

  • Akagi-yama

    5,997 ft / 1,828 m • 0 summits • Gunma, Japan

    Akagi-yama is a 5,997 ft / 1,828 m mountain peak near Ōmama, Gunma, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 9th highest mountain in Gunma and the 201st highest mount...

  • Shibutsu-san

    5,924 ft / 1,806 m • 0 summits • Gunma, Japan

    Shibutsu-san is a 5,924 ft / 1,806 m mountain peak near Numata, Gunma, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 12th highest mountain in Gunma and the 210th highest m...

  • Kuju-san

    5,875 ft / 1,791 m • 0 summits • Ōita, Japan

    Kuju-san is a 5,875 ft / 1,791 m mountain peak near Tsukawaki, Ōita, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Ōita and the 215th highest mount...

  • Kuro-dake

    5,839 ft / 1,780 m • 1 summit • Yamanashi, Japan

    Kuro-dake is a 5,839 ft / 1,780 m mountain peak near Enzan, Yamanashi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 26th highest mountain in Yamanashi and the 221st highe...

  • Sobo-san

    5,761 ft / 1,756 m • 1 summit • Miyazaki, Japan

    Sobo-san is a 5,761 ft / 1,756 m mountain peak near Nobeoka, Miyazaki, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Miyazaki and the 229th highest...

  • Makihata-yama

    5,708 ft / 1,740 m • 0 summits • Niigata, Japan

    Makihata-yama is a 5,708 ft / 1,740 m mountain peak near Muikamachi, Niigata, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 11th highest mountain in Niigata and the 233rd ...

  • Bandai-san

    5,698 ft / 1,737 m • 3 summits • Fukushima, 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 4th highest mountain in Fukushima and the 236th ...

  • Daisen

    5,673 ft / 1,729 m • 0 summits • Tottori, Japan

    Daisen is a 5,673 ft / 1,729 m mountain peak in the Chūgoku Mountains in Tottori, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Tottori and the 239...

  • Ryōkami-san

    5,652 ft / 1,723 m • 0 summits • Saitama, Japan

    Ryōkami-san is a 5,652 ft / 1,723 m mountain peak in the Okuchichibu Mountains in Saitama, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Saitama an...

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