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.




  • 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 10th highest mountain in Nagano and the 167th highest mou...

  • Jōnen-dake

    9,373 ft / 2,857 m • 1 summit • Nagano, Japan

    Jōnen-dake is a 9,373 ft / 2,857 m mountain peak in the Hida Mountains in Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 4th highest mountain in Nagano and the 33rd...

  • Kannon-dake

    9,318 ft / 2,840 m • 1 summit • Japan

    Kannon-dake is a 9,318 ft / 2,840 m mountain peak in the Akaishi Mountains in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 35th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest pea...

  • Rishiri-zan

    5,640 ft / 1,719 m • 1 summit • Japan

    Rishiri-zan is a 5,640 ft / 1,719 m mountain peak near Rishiri Town, Hokkaidō, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 228th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest p...

  • Rausu-dake

    5,448 ft / 1,661 m • 1 summit • Japan

    Rausu-dake is a 5,448 ft / 1,661 m mountain peak in the Shiretoko Peninsula Range in Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 258th highest mountain in Japan. The nea...

  • 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...

  • Nantai-zan

    8,156 ft / 2,486 m • 1 summit • 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 59th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks are O...

  • Yariga-take

    10,433 ft / 3,180 m • 2 summits • 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 ...

  • Tanzawa-yama

    5,141 ft / 1,567 m • 2 summits • 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...

  • Norikura-dake

    9,927 ft / 3,026 m • 2 summits • 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...

  • Kenga-mine

    10,062 ft / 3,067 m • 2 summits • 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 ...

  • Meakan-dake

    4,361 ft / 1,329 m • 2 summits • 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...

  • Gassan

    6,509 ft / 1,984 m • 2 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 1st highest mountain in Yamagata and the 151st highest ...

  • 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 147th highest mountain i...

  • Asahi-dake

    7,513 ft / 2,290 m • 3 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 84th highe...

  • Bandai-san

    5,698 ft / 1,737 m • 3 summits • 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...

  • Kaimon-dake

    3,031 ft / 924 m • 3 summits • 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...

  • Tanigawa-dake

    6,486 ft / 1,977 m • 3 summits • 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...

  • Iwate-san

    6,696 ft / 2,041 m • 3 summits • 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 133rd highest mountain in Japan. The nearest peaks a...

  • Mount Fuji

    12,388 ft / 3,776 m • 34 summits • 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...