Japanese Mountains Guides : Hiking in Japan

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Two-thirds of Japan's land area is mountainous, and people have lived with mountains since ancient times.

Japanese culture is closely tied to the mountains, terrain, and environment of Japan, and hiking has become a very familiar activity for Japanese people.

So it'll be great if you enjoy hiking japanese mountains and nature and know more about Japanese culture too.


English friendly Websites

There are some blog or websites about Japanese mountains in English.

These website will be helpful to find hiking information in Japan.


APPs for hiking in Japan

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If you enjoy hiking in Japan, some apps would help you to find hiking information, record your hiking, and even connect with Japanese hikers.


YAMAP : SNS for hiking

YAMAP enable you to:

  • know where you are even in the mountains where there is no signal.
  • share your location with your family while climbing
  • use mountain climbing maps
  • record photos, the trail you walked, and your elevation while climbing.
  • use your phone's GPS to prevent disappearances.
  • easily record and share your route, course time and distance, as well as your photos and impressions.
  • interact with fellow climbers
  • Find the mountain that's perfect for you

YAMAP Link here: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/id558780450


Japan Alps Hiking Map

Japan Alps Hiking Map enables you to:

  • use the map offline
  • download route and map
  • store GPS logs while hiking
  • notice when you go too far off the planned route by alert

Japan Alps Hiking Map Link here: https://apps.apple.com/jp/app/japan-alps-hiking-map/id1240709282


Lists of Japanese Mountains

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Here's the list of Japanese Mountains.


Hyakumeizan : 100 Famous Mountains in Japan

Hyakumeizan refers to the 100 peaks listed in the mountain essay "One Hundred Greatest Mountains of Japan" (first published in 1964) by the Japanese novelist and mountaineer Hisaya Fukada (1903-1971).


No.MountainJapaneseHeight (m)PrefectureMy YAMAP Record
1001Rishiri-dake利尻岳1721Hokkaido
1002Rausu-dake羅臼岳1660Hokkaido
1003Shari-dake斜里岳1547Hokkaido
1004Meakan-dake雌阿寒岳1499Hokkaido
1005Daisetsu-zan大雪山2291Hokkaido
1006Tomuraushi-yamaトムラウシ山2141Hokkaido
1007Tokachi-dake十勝岳2077Hokkaido
1008Poroshiri-dake幌尻岳2052Hokkaido
1009Shiribeshi-yama後方羊蹄山1898Hokkaido
1010Iwaki-san岩木山1625Aomori
1011Hakkoda-san八甲田山1584Aomori
1012Hachimantai八幡平1614Iwate·Akita
1013Iwate-san岩手山2038Akita
1014Hayachine-san早池峰山1917Akita
1015Chokai-san鳥海山2236Yamagata
1016Gassan月山1984Yamagata
1017Asahi-dake朝日岳1870Yamagata
1018Zao-zan蔵王山1841Yamagata
1019Iide-san飯豊山2105Fukushima
1020Azuma-san吾妻山2035Yamagata·Fukushima
1021Adatara-yama安達太良山1709Fukushima
1022Bandai-san磐梯山1816Fukushima
1023Aizukomaga-take会津駒ヶ岳2133Fukushima
1024Nasu-dake三本槍岳1917Fukushima·Tochigi
1025Echigo-komagatake越後駒ヶ岳2003Niigata
1026Hiraga-take平ヶ岳2141Niigata·Gunma
1027Makihata-yama巻機山1967Niigata·Gunma
1028Hiuchigatake燧ヶ岳2356Fukushima
1029Shibutsu-san至仏山2228Gunma
1030Tanigawa-dake谷川岳1977Niigata·Gunma
1031Amakazari-yama雨飾山1963Niigata·Nagano
1032Naeba-san苗場山2145Niigata·Nagano
1033Myoko-san妙高山2454Niigata
1034Hiuchi-yama火打山2462Niigata
1035Takatsuma-yama高妻山2353Niigata·Nagano
1036Nantai-san男体山2486Tochigi
1037Okushirane-san奥白根山2578Tochigi·Gunma
1038Sukai-san皇海山2144Tochigi·Gunma
1039Hotaka-yama武尊山2158Gunma
1040Akagi-san赤城山1828Gunma
1041Kusatsushirane-san草津白根山2171Gunma
1042Azumaya-san四阿山2354Nagano·Gunma
1043Asama-yama浅間山2568Nagano·Gunma
1044Tsukuba-san筑波山877Ibaraki
1045Shiroma-dake白馬岳2932Nagano·Toyama
1046Goryu-dake五竜岳2814Nagano·Toyama
1047Kashimayariga-take鹿島槍ヶ岳2889Nagano·Toyama
1048Tsurugi-dake剱岳2999Toyama
1049Tate-yama立山3015Toyama
1050Yakushi-dake薬師岳2926Toyama
1051Kurobegoro-dake黒部五郎岳2840Toyama·Gifu
1052Suisho-dake水晶岳2986Toyama
1053Washiba-dake鷲羽岳2924Toyama
1054Yariga-take槍ヶ岳3180Nagano·Gifu
1055Okuhotaka-dake奥穂高岳3189Nagano·Gifu
1056Jonen-dake常念岳2857Nagano
1057Kasaga-take笠ヶ岳2897Gifu
1058Yake-dake焼岳2455Nagano·Gifu
1059Norikura-dake乗鞍岳3026Nagano·Gifu
1060Ontake-san御嶽山3067Nagano·Gifu
1061Utsukushigahara美ヶ原2034Nagano
1062Kirigamine霧ヶ峰1925Nagano
1063Tateshina-yama蓼科山2530Nagano
1064Yatsugatake八ヶ岳2899Nagano·Yamanashi
1065Ryokami-san両神山1723Saitama
1066Kumotori-yama雲取山2017Yamanashi·Saitama·Tokyo
1067Kobushiga-take甲武信ヶ岳2475Nagano·Yamanashi·Saitama
1068Kinpu-san金峰山2599Nagano·Yamanashi
1069Mizugaki-yama瑞牆山2230Yamanashi
1070Daibosatsu-rei大菩薩嶺2057Yamanashi
1071Tanzawa-san丹沢山1673Kanagawa
1072Fuji-san富士山3776Yamanashi·Shizuoka
1073Amagi-san天城山1406Shizuoka
1074Kisokomaga-take木曽駒ヶ岳2956Nagano
1075Utsugi-dake空木岳2864Nagano
1076Ena-san恵那山2191Nagano·Gifu
1077Kaikomaga-take甲斐駒ヶ岳2967Nagano·Yamanashi
1078Senjoga-take仙丈ヶ岳3033Nagano·Yamanashi
1079Houou-zan鳳凰山2840Yamanashi
1080Kita-dake北岳3193Yamanashi
1081Aino-dake間ノ岳3189Yamanashi·Shizuoka
1082Shiomi-dake塩見岳3047Nagano·Shizuoka
1083Warusawa-dake悪沢岳3141Shizuoka
1084Akaishi-dake赤石岳3120Nagano·Shizuoka
1085Hijiri-dake聖岳3013Yamanashi·Shizuoka
1086Tekari-dake光岳2591Nagano·Shizuoka
1087Hakusan白山2702Gifu·Ishikawa
1088Arashima-dake荒島岳1524Fukui
1089Ibuki-yama伊吹山1377Shiga
1090Odaigahara-yama大台ヶ原山1695Mie·Nara
1091Omine-san大峰山1915Nara
1092Daisen大山1729Tottori
1093Tsurugi-san剣山1955Tokushima
1094Ishizuchi-san石鎚山1982Ehime
1095Kuju-san九重山1791Oita
1096Sobo-san祖母山1756Oita·Miyazaki
1097Aso-san阿蘇山1592Kumamoto
1098Kirishima-yama霧島山1700Miyazaki·Kagoshima
1099Kaimon-dake開聞岳924Kagoshima
1100Miyanoura-dake宮ノ浦岳1936Kagoshima

Sanbyaku-meizan : 200 Famous Mountains in Japan

No.MountainJapaneseHeight (m)PrefectureMy YAMAP Record
2001Teshio-dake天塩岳1558Hokkaido
2002Ishikari-dake石狩岳1967Hokkaido
2003Nipesotsu-yamaニペソツ山2013Hokkaido
2004Kamuiekuchikaushi-yamaカムイエクウチカウシ山1979Hokkaido
2005Petegari-dakeペテガリ岳1736Hokkaido
2006Ashibetsu-dake芦別岳1726Hokkaido
2007Yubari-dake夕張岳1668Hokkaido
2008Shokambetsu-dake暑寒別岳1492Hokkaido
2009Tarumae-san樽前山1041Hokkaido
2010Komaga-take駒ヶ岳1131Hokkaido
2011Shirakami-dake白神岳1235Aomori
2012Himekami-yama姫神山1124Akita
2013Akitakomaga-take秋田駒ヶ岳1637Iwate
2014Waga-dake和賀岳1440Iwate·Akita
2015Yakeishi-dake焼石岳1548Iwate
2016Kurikoma-yama栗駒山1627Akita·Miyagi
2017Kamuro-san神室山1365Iwate·Yamagata
2018Moriyoshi-zan森吉山1454Akita
2019Ito-dake以東岳1771Yamagata·Niigata
2020Funagata-yama船形山1500Yamagata·Miyagi
2021Eburisashi-dake朳差岳1636Niigata
2022Nioji-dake二王子岳1420Niigata
2023Taishaku-zan帝釈山2060Fukushima·Tochigi
2024Aizuasahi-dake会津朝日岳1624Fukushima
2025Nyoho-san女峰山2483Tochigi
2026Sennokura-yama仙ノ倉山2026Niigata·Gunma
2027Haruna-san榛名山1449Gunma
2028Asamakakushi-yama浅間隠山1757Gunma
2029Myogi-san妙義山1104Gunma
2030Arafune-yama船山1423Gunma
2031Buko-san武甲山1295Saitama
2032Wanagura-yama (Shiroishi-yama)和名倉山 (白石山)2036Saitama
2033Odake-san大岳山1266Tokyo
2034Mikagura-dake御神楽岳1387Niigata
2035Sumon-dake守門岳1537Niigata
2036Hakkai-san八海山1778Niigata
2037Arasawa-dake荒沢岳1969Niigata
2038Nakano-dake中ノ岳2085Niigata
2039Saburyu-yama佐武流山2192Niigata·Nagano
2040Shirasuna-yama白砂山2140Niigata·Nagano·Gunma
2041Torikabuto-yama鳥甲山2038Nagano
2042Iwasuge-yama岩菅山2295Nagano
2043Iizuna-yama飯縄山1917Nagano
2044Kurohime-yama黒姫山2053Nagano
2045Togakushi-yama戸隠山1904Nagano
2046Tengu-dake天狗岳2646Nagano
2047Ogura-yama御座山2112Nagano
2048Kentoku-san乾徳山2031Yamanashi
2049Kayaga-take茅ヶ岳1704Yamanashi
2050Mishotai-san御正体山1682Yamanashi
2051Mitsutoge-yama三ッ峠山1785Yamanashi
2052Kenashi-yama毛無山1964Yamanashi·Shizuoka
2053Kushigata-yama櫛形山2052Yamanashi
2054Shichimen-zan七面山1989Yamanashi
2055Yukikura-dake雪倉岳2611Niigata·Toyama
2056Harinoki-dake針ノ木岳2821Nagano·Toyama
2057Kekachi-yama毛勝山2414Toyama
2058Okudainichi-dake奥大日岳2611Toyama
2059Eboshi-dake烏帽子岳2628Nagano·Toyama
2060Akaushi-dake赤牛岳2864Toyama
2061Gaki-dake餓鬼岳2647Nagano
2062Ariake-yama有明山2268Nagano
2063Tsubakuro-dake燕岳2763Nagano
2064Otensho-dake大天井岳2922Nagano
2065Kasumizawa-dake霞沢岳2646Nagano
2066Kyoga-take経ヶ岳2296Nagano
2067Minamikomaga-take南駒ヶ岳2841Nagano
2068Ampeiji-yama安平路山2363Nagano
2069Kohide-yama小秀山1982Nagano·Gifu
2070Nokogiri-dake鋸岳2685Nagano·Yamanashi
2071Notori-dake農鳥岳3026Yamanashi·Shizuoka
2072Zaruga-take笊ヶ岳2629Yamanashi·Shizuoka
2073Kamikochi-dake上河内岳2803Nagano·Shizuoka
2074Ikeguchi-dake池口岳2392Nagano·Shizuoka
2075Daimugen-zan無間山2330Shizuoka
2076Ashitaka-yama愛鷹山1504Shizuoka
2077Kongodo-zan金剛堂山1650Toyama
2078Kurai-yama位山1529Gifu
2079Oizuruga-dake笈ヶ岳1841Toyama·Gifu·Ishikawa
2080Dainichiga-take大日ヶ岳1709Gifu
2081Nogohaku-san能郷白山1617Gifu
2082Gozaisho-dake御在所岳1212Shiga·Mie
2083Shakaga-dake釈迦ヶ岳1800Nara
2084Obako-dake伯母子岳1344Nara
2085Kongo-zan金剛山1125Nara
2086Bunaga-take武奈ヶ岳1214Shiga
2087Hyono-sen氷ノ山1510Hyogo·Tottori
2088Kamihiruzen上蒜山1202Tottori·Okayama
2089Sambe-san三瓶山1126Shimane
2090Miune三嶺1894Tokushima·Kochi
2091Higashiakaishi-yama東赤石山1707Ehime
2092Sasaga-mine笹ヶ峰1860Kochi·Ehime
2093Hiko-san英彦山1199Fukuoka·Oita
2094Yufu-dake由布岳1583Oita
2095Okue-yama大崩山1643Miyazaki
2096Unzen-dake雲仙岳1359Nagasaki
2097Ichifusa-yama市房山1721Miyazaki·Kumamoto
2098Osuzu-yama尾鈴山1405Miyazaki
2099Takachihono-mine高千穂峰1574Miyazaki·Kagoshima
2100Sakurajima桜島1117Kagoshima


Nihyaku-meizan : 300 Famous Mountains in Japan

No.MountainJapaneseHeight (m)PrefectureMy YAMAP Record
3001Niseikaushuppe-yamaニセイカウシュッペ山1883Hokkaido
3002Oputateshike-yamaオプタテシケ山2013Hokkaido
3003Kamui-dake神威岳1600Hokkaido
3004Yoichi-dake余市岳1488Hokkaido
3005Nisekoan-nupuriニセコアンヌプリ1308Hokkaido
3006Kariba-yama狩場山1520Hokkaido
3007Daisengen-dake大千軒岳1072Hokkaido
3008Goyo-zan五葉山1351Akita
3009Nyuto-zan乳頭山1478Iwate·Akita
3010Taihei-zan太平山1170Iwate
3011Izumiga-take泉ヶ岳1172Miyagi
3012Maya-san摩耶山1020Yamagata
3013Iwaigame-yama祝瓶山1417Yamagata
3014Issaikyo-zan一切経山1949Fukushima
3015Otakine-yama大滝根山1192Fukushima
3016Futamata-yama二岐山1544Fukushima
3017Nanatsuga-take七ヶ岳1636Fukushima
3018Arakai-san荒海山1581Fukushima·Tochigi
3019Yamizo-san八溝山1022Fukushima·Ibaraki
3020Ojika-dake男鹿岳1777Fukushima·Tochigi
3021Takahara-yama高原山1795Tochigi
3022Taro-san太郎山2367Tochigi
3023Kesamaru-yama袈裟丸山1961Tochigi·Gunma
3024Keitsuru-yama景鶴山2004Niigata·Gunma
3025Asahi-dake朝日岳1945Gunma
3026Suwa-yama諏訪山1549Gunma
3027Mito-san三頭山1531Yamanashi·Tokyo
3028Oyama大山1252Kanagawa
3029Kintoki-yama金時山1212Kanagawa·Shizuoka
3030Hakone-yama箱根山1438Kanagawa
3031Kinpoku-san金北山1172Niigata
3032Awaga-take粟ヶ岳1293Niigata
3033Asakusa-dake浅草岳1585Fukushima·Niigata
3034Yone-yama米山993Niigata
3035Yokote-yama横手山2307Nagano·Gunma
3036Kasaga-take笠ヶ岳2076Nagano
3037Madarao-yama斑尾山1382Nagano
3038Yake-yama焼山2400Niigata
3039Omikurohime-yama黒姫山1221Niigata
3040Hachibuse-yama鉢伏山1929Nagano
3041Nyukasa-yama入笠山1955Nagano
3042Kokushiga-take国師ヶ岳2592Nagano·Yamanashi
3043Kuro-dake黒岳1793Yamanashi
3044Asahi-dake朝日岳2418Niigata·Toyama
3045Karamatsu-dake唐松岳2696Nagano·Toyama
3046Jiiga-take爺ヶ岳2670Nagano·Toyama
3047Renge-dake蓮華岳2799Nagano· Toyama
3048Kuwazaki-yama鍬崎山2090Toyama
3049Noguchigoro-dake野口五郎岳2924Nagano·Toyama
3050Mitsumatarenge-dake三俣蓮華岳2841Nagano·Toyama·Gifu
3051Hachimori-yama鉢盛山2446Nagano
3052Kosumo-yama越百山2613Nagano
3053Nagiso-dake南木曽岳1679Nagano
3054Okusankai-dake奥三界岳1811Nagano·Gifu
3055Asayo-mineアサヨ峰2799Yamanashi
3056Okuchausu-yama奥茶臼山2474Nagano
3057Chausu-dake茶臼岳2604Nagano·Shizuoka
3058Yambushi山伏2013Yamanashi·Shizuoka
3059Kuroboshi-dake黒法師岳2068Shizuoka
3060Takatsuka-yama高塚山1621Shizuoka
3061Kumabushi-yama熊伏山1654Nagano
3062Shiraki-mine白木峰1596Toyama·Gifu
3063Ningyo-zan人形山1726Toyama·Gifu
3064Sarugabamba-yama猿ヶ馬場山1875Gifu
3065Kaore-dake川上岳1625Gifu
3066Washiga-take鷲ヶ岳1671Gifu
3067Iozen医王山939Toyama·Ishikawa
3068Daimon-zan大門山1572Ishikawa·Toyama
3069Ogasa-yama大笠山1822Toyama·Ishikawa
3070Sampoiwa-dake三方岩岳1736Gifu·Ishikawa
3071Nobusega-dake野伏ヶ岳1674Gifu·Fukui
3072Kyoga-dake経ヶ岳1625Fukui
3073Kammuri-yama冠山1257Gifu·Fukui
3074Fujiwara-dake藤原岳1120Shiga·Mie
3075Kuroso-yama倶留尊山1038Mie·Nara
3076Miune-yama三峰山1235Mie·Nara
3077Takami-yama高見山1248Mie·Nara
3078Ryumonga-dake竜門岳904Nara
3079Sanjoga-take山上ヶ岳1719Nara
3080Gomadan-zan護摩壇山1372Nara·Wakayama
3081Yamatokatsuragi-san大和葛城山959Nara·Osaka
3082Horai-san蓬莱山1174Shiga
3083Hiei-zan比叡山848Shiga·Kyoto
3084Atago-yama愛宕山924Kyoto
3085Rokko-san六甲山931Hyogo
3086Ogino-sen扇ノ山1310Hyogo·Tottori
3087Nagi-san那岐山1255Tottori·Okayama
3088Dogo-yama道後山1271Hiroshima·Shimane
3089Azuma-yama吾妻山1238Hiroshima·Shimane
3090Iyofuji伊予富士1756Kochi·Ehime
3091Kamegamori瓶ヶ森1896Kochi·Ehime
3092Sambongui三本杭1226Ehime
3093Sasa-yama篠山1065Kochi·Ehime
3094Sefuri-yama脊振山1055Fukuoka·Saga
3095Tsurumi-dake鶴見岳1375Oita
3096Waita-zan涌蓋山1500Oita
3097Daisen-zan大船山1786Oita
3098Katamuki-yama傾山1605Oita
3099Tara-dake多良岳996Saga
3100Kunimi-dake国見岳1739Miyazaki·Kumamoto
3101Takakuma-yama高隈山1236Kagoshima


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