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.




  • Kumotori-yama

    6,617 ft / 2,017 m • 1 summit • 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 21st highest mountain in Yamanashi...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 244th highest mountain in Japan. The nearest p...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Kaimon-dake

    3,031 ft / 924 m • 2 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 895th hig...

  • 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 31st 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 3rd highest mountain in Yamagata and the 162nd 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 16th highest mountain in...

  • Daibosatsu-mine

    6,627 ft / 2,020 m • 2 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 20th highest mountain in Yamanashi and the 152nd...

  • Tanzawa-yama

    5,141 ft / 1,567 m • 2 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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 ...

  • Tsukuba-san

    2,877 ft / 877 m • 5 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 917th highest ...

  • Asahi-dake

    7,513 ft / 2,290 m • 5 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 96th highe...

  • Mount Fuji

    12,388 ft / 3,776 m • 38 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...