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100 Famous Japanese Mountains

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Gathering together the mountains that make up this famous list, the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, or Hyakumeizan, by famed mountaineer and author, Kyūya Fukada.

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Climbing Mt Kaimon

Climbing Mt Kaimon

Mandy Bartok

Kagoshima's volcanic Mt Kaimon resembles big brother Mt Fuji but is a much easier climb with views that are just as good.

Kagoshima 6
Hiking Mount Iwate

Hiking Mount Iwate

Malcome Larcens

Mount Iwate is 2,038 meters tall and can be accessed from 6 different trails. I have always hiked it from the East side via a trail..

Iwate
Climbing Mount Kinpu

Climbing Mount Kinpu

Steve Morton

Mount Kinpu: With its lush forests, rocky paths, even bigger boulders and spectacular views, this is a great place to experience..

Yamanashi 16
Climbing Mt. Asama

Climbing Mt. Asama

Steve Morton

Get up close and personal to experiencing one of the few active, constantly smoking volcanoes in Japan; An adventure you won’t..

Nagano 1
Mount Yatsugatake

Mount Yatsugatake

Valerie Kor

Pick fruits, ride a horse, have a picnic in the mountains, visit a farm, have a coffee at a vintage cafe, you can do all these..

Nagano 1
Climbing Akagisan 7

Climbing Akagisan

C. Rio

Mount Akagi dominates the skyline of the City of  Maebashi and its northern neighboring city Takasaki. 

Gunma
Climbing Mt. Ishizuchi

Climbing Mt. Ishizuchi

JapanTravel Guest

Mt. Ishizuchi, the highest mountain in western Japan, is an easy enough walk, except for the last bit.

Ehime 3
Hiking up Mt. Tsukuba

Hiking up Mt. Tsukuba

Joe Peters

The hiking trails of Mt. Tsukuba are about 100 km (60 miles) from Tokyo, easily accessible by train or car.

Ibaraki 4
Trekking Mt. Aso

Trekking Mt. Aso

Dana Vielmetti

Kyushu's Mt. Aso boasts one of the largest calderas in the world. Come explore the beautiful area surrounding this active volcano...

Kumamoto 3
Rishiri Island

Rishiri Island

Aleisha Riboldi

Cycling and camping on Hokkaido's Rishiri Island; no trip to Wakkanai is complete without a stopover at this remote location...

Hokkaido 1
Climbing Mount Fuji

Climbing Mount Fuji

Ashley Haley

Climbing Mount Fuji is a fantastic experience for the well-prepared traveler, and will provide you to with a great sense of accomplishment...

Shizuoka 1
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