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...

  • Daisen

    5,673 ft / 1,729 m • 2 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 299...

  • Yariga-take

    10,433 ft / 3,180 m • 2 summits • Nagano, 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 2nd highest mountain in Nagano and the 6th highest mo...

  • Mount Ontake

    10,062 ft / 3,067 m • 2 summits • Nagano, Japan

    Mount Ontake is a 10,062 ft / 3,067 m mountain peak in the Ontake Volcano Range in Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4th highest mountain in Nagano and...

  • Norikura-dake

    9,927 ft / 3,026 m • 2 summits • Gifu, Japan

    Norikura-dake is a 9,927 ft / 3,026 m mountain peak in the Hida Mountains in Gifu, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Gifu and the 16th ...

  • Mizugaki-yama

    7,316 ft / 2,230 m • 2 summits • Yamanashi, Japan

    Mizugaki-yama is a 7,316 ft / 2,230 m mountain peak near Kōfu-shi, Yamanashi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 18th highest mountain in Yamanashi and the 146t...

  • Kinpu-san

    8,527 ft / 2,599 m • 2 summits • Nagano, Japan

    Kinpu-san is a 8,527 ft / 2,599 m mountain peak in the Okuchichibu Mountains in Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 43rd highest mountain in Nagano and t...

  • Nantai-zan

    8,156 ft / 2,486 m • 2 summits • Tochigi, Japan

    Nantai-zan is a 8,156 ft / 2,486 m mountain peak near Nikkō, Tochigi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Tochigi and the 101st highest m...

  • 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...

  • Daibosatsu-mine

    6,627 ft / 2,020 m • 3 summits • Yamanashi, Japan

    Daibosatsu-mine is a 6,627 ft / 2,020 m mountain peak near Enzan, Yamanashi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 21st highest mountain in Yamanashi and the 197th...

  • Iwate-san

    6,696 ft / 2,041 m • 3 summits • Iwate, 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 1st highest mountain in Iwate and the 144th highest ...

  • Kumotori-yama

    6,617 ft / 2,017 m • 3 summits • Yamanashi, Japan

    Kumotori-yama is a 6,617 ft / 2,017 m mountain peak in the Okutama Mountains in Yamanashi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 22nd highest mountain in Yamanashi...

  • Kaimon-dake

    3,031 ft / 924 m • 3 summits • Kagoshima, Japan

    Kaimon-dake is a 3,031 ft / 924 m mountain peak near Ibusuki, Kagoshima, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 11th highest mountain in Kagoshima and the 931st hig...

  • 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 ...

  • Chokai-san

    7,336 ft / 2,236 m • 3 summits • Yamagata, Japan

    Chokai-san is a 7,336 ft / 2,236 m mountain peak near Yuza, Yamagata, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Yamagata and the 145th highest ...

  • Tanzawa-yama

    5,141 ft / 1,567 m • 4 summits • Kanagawa, Japan

    Tanzawa-yama is a 5,141 ft / 1,567 m mountain peak in the Tanzawa Mountains in Kanagawa, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4th highest mountain in Kanagawa and...

  • Gassan

    6,509 ft / 1,984 m • 4 summits • Yamagata, Japan

    Gassan is a 6,509 ft / 1,984 m mountain peak near Tsuruoka, Yamagata, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Yamagata and the 209th highest ...

  • Asahi-dake

    7,513 ft / 2,290 m • 6 summits • 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 139th high...

  • Tsukuba-san

    2,877 ft / 877 m • 7 summits • Ibaraki, Japan

    Tsukuba-san is a 2,877 ft / 877 m mountain peak near Tsukuba, Ibaraki, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Ibaraki and the 1005th highest...

  • Mount Fuji

    12,388 ft / 3,776 m • 47 summits • Shizuoka, 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...