The Tallest Mountains in Japan

On a clear day, Mount Fuji can be seen from 100 kilometers away.
On a clear day, Mount Fuji can be seen from 100 kilometers away.

Nearly three-quarters of Japan is mountainous, with a heavily forested mountain range running through each of its major islands. Japan’s highest mountain is Mount Fuji, with an elevation of 12,388 feet. It is located on Honshu Island. The rest of the country’s major summits can be found in Chubusangaku National Park and Minami Alps National Park, otherwise known as Japan’s Northern and Southern Alps. 

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is the most well-known natural attraction in all of Japan. Mount Fuji's beautifully symmetrical, snow-capped cone, visible all the way from Tokyo, has inspired artists, poets, and photographers, and has been attracting pilgrims, sightseers and climbers for centuries. Hundreds of thousands of people climb the mountain each year, typically in July and August, and patronize the many hospitality facilities along the mountain trail. The area is also home to 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites.

Mount Kita

Mount Kita stands 10,476 feet tall in the Yamanashi Prefecture. Mount Kita is commonly used for recreation and is home to some tourist infrastructure such as camping facilities. The mountain itself is found within Minami Alps National Park. 

Mount Okuhotaka 

Mount Okuhotaka is found in the Hotaka Mountain Range of Japan. At 10,466 feet, it ranks as the third-highest peak in the country. It is possible to climb the mountain outside of snowy periods. 

Mount Aino

Mount Aino is the country's fourth-highest peak. It rises to a height of 10,463 feet. It is part of the Japanese Alps. 

The Highest Mountains In Japan

RankHighest Mountains in JapanElevation
1Mount Fuji12,388 feet
2Mount Kita10,476 feet
3Mount Okuhotaka10,466 feet
4Mount Aino10,463 feet
5Mount Yari10,433 feet
6Mount Warusawa10,305 feet
7Mount Akaishi10,236 feet
8Mount Karasawa10,203 feet
9Mount Kitahotaka10,190 feet
10Mount Obami10,174 feet

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