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Hiking in Japan

2020-04-01

I like to hike, and it's fun to have checklists for goal setting.

100 Famous Japanese Mountains

Kyūya Fukada wrote a book called 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. I'm not particularly hoping to climb them all, but it's fun to keep track of the list. If I have free time in the non-winter months, finding a new peak is a good way to get outdoors.

Hokkaido

Tohoku

North Kanto & Oze & Nikko

Joshin'etsu

Chichibu & Tama & South Kanto

Kita Alps

Utsukushigahara & Yatsugatake & Central Alps

Southern Alps

Hokuriku & Kinki & Chugoku

Shikoku

Kyushu

The Highest Point in Each Prefecture

Another way of finding destinations is to list the highest point in each prefecture. Some of the highest points are in the above 100-mountain list, and others are not.

RegionPrefectureHighest pointStatus
HokkaidoHokkaidoAsahi-dake2015
TohokuAomoriMt. Iwaki2007
IwateMt. Iwate
MiyagiMt. Byōbu
AkitaMt. Chokai2007
YamagataMt. Chokai2007
FukushimaMt. Hiuchigatake
KantoIbarakiMt. Yamizo
TochigiMt. Nikko-Shirane
GunmaMt. Nikko-Shirane
SaitamaMt. Sanpo2022
ChibaMt. Atago
TokyoMt. Kumotori2022
KanagawaMt. Hiru
ChubuNiigataMt. Korenge
ToyamaMt. Tate
IshikawaMt. Haku
FukuiMt. Sannomine
YamanashiMt. Fuji2008
NaganoMt. Hotakadake
GifuMt. Hotakadake
ShizuokaMt. Fuji2008
AichiMt. Chausu
KansaiMieMt. Odaigahara
ShigaMt. Ibuki
KyotoMt. Minago
OsakaMt. Kongo
HyogoMt. Hyono
NaraMt. Hakkyo
WakayamaMt. Ryujin
ChugokuTottoriMt. Daisen2020
ShimaneMt. Osorakan2020
OkayamaMt. Ushiro
HiroshimaMt. Osorakan2020
YamaguchiMt. Jakuchi
ShikokuTokushimaMt. Tsurugi
KagawaMt. Ryuo
EhimeMt. Ishizuchi
KochiMt. Miune
KyushuFukuokaMt. Shakagatake
SagaMt. Kyogatake
NagasakiMt. Unzen
KumamotoMt. Kunimi
OitaMt. Kuju
MiyazakiMt. Sobo
KagoshimaMt. Miyanoura
OkinawaMt. Omoto