The most well-known peak challenge in Japan, published by Kyūya Fukada in the 1964 book Nihon Hyakumeizan. Selection based on 3 subjective criteria: grace, history, and individuality.


Highest peak

Mount Fuji

12,388 ft / 3,775 m

Most prominent peak

Mount Fuji

12,388 ft / 3,776 m

Most summited peak

Mount Fuji

76 summits

Most difficult peak

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Difficulty breakdown

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Top climbing months

August   21%

July   18%

September  10%

"Ascended into the clouds. 10 others descended in the cloud and fog down the ridge. We pushed onto the summit. Decided to ski the backside in a nauseating zero visibility fog. Contoured back to gondola in a full whiteout. 6 hrs round trip." - Asahi-dake, alexjoseph, Feb 6, 2018
"Peak 4 on our four peak loop. The last section was full of fumaroles making it hard to breath. I was coughing a lot and the smoke left a bad taste in my mouth. This is a very active volcano" - Tokachi-dake, seancasserly, Aug 10, 2017
"Easy half day hike from top of ropeway. Fumaroles were very active. If I had more time, I would have liked to do a multi peak loop around the daisetsuzan group to avoid all the tourists" - Asahi-dake, seancasserly, Aug 9, 2017
"This was a nice day hike from the spring on the north side of the island. We took the trail over Chokan Yama to Rishiri san Kita Mine. From here we stepped over the rope and bushwhacked our way to the island high point, Minami Mine. Made it back for the 2:35 ferry with time to spare." - Rishiri-zan, seancasserly, Aug 8, 2017
"Incredible day. Was snowing big light flakes on the approach, but we decided to go for it with forecast of calm and sunny. And it delivered. We bagged the false summit and then with volcanic steam, we traversed around the cone, almost bailed due to sulfur burning nostrils, but persevered to a yellow snow (sulfur) summit with stunning views of the range above the clouds. Then almost a 1000m ski descent including turns in the volcanic steam. 6 people on the summit on another incredible "explore" day!" - Tokachi-dake, alexjoseph, Feb 5, 2017