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.




  • Hiuchi-yama

    8,077 ft / 2,462 m • 1 summit • Niigata, Japan

    Hiuchi-yama is a 8,077 ft / 2,462 m mountain peak in the Kubiki Mountains in Niigata, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 1st highest mountain in Niigata and the...

  • Hachimantai

    5,292 ft / 1,613 m • 1 summit • Iwate, Japan

    Hachimantai is a 5,292 ft / 1,613 m mountain peak in the Ōu Mountains in Iwate, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Iwate and the 295th h...

  • Aino-dake

    10,463 ft / 3,189 m • 1 summit • Yamanashi, Japan

    Aino-dake is a 10,463 ft / 3,189 m mountain peak in the Akaishi Mountains in Yamanashi, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 3rd highest mountain in Yamanashi and...

  • Washiba-dake

    9,593 ft / 2,924 m • 1 summit • Nagano, Japan

    Washiba-dake is a 9,593 ft / 2,924 m mountain peak near Ōmachi, Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 10th highest mountain in Nagano and the 27th highest ...

  • Tateshina-yama

    8,301 ft / 2,530 m • 1 summit • Nagano, Japan

    Tateshina-yama is a 8,301 ft / 2,530 m mountain peak in the Northern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group Range in Nagano, Japan. Based on peakery data, it ranks as the 30th highest...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • Tsukuba-san

    2,877 ft / 877 m • 2 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 892nd 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...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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 841st hig...

  • 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 • 37 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...