Situated just off the coast of northeastern Asia, along the Pacific Ring of Fire, Japan is a mountainous archipelago composed of five main islands and nearly 7,000 others.
While the country is very densely populated, most of its terrain is mountainous. After Nepal, Japan is one of Asia’s top mountaineering destinations and is widely considered the best deep powder skiing spot in the world.
Famous Mountains in Japan
While Japan is home to several different mountains and volcanoes, stretching from the northern island of Hokkaido down to the south of the main island of Honshu, the country is practically synonymous with one peak in particular: Mount Fuji.
Rising to 3,776 metres (12,389 feet) in elevation, the active volcano is an important cultural and religious symbol throughout Japan. As a result, the peak is an incredibly popular hiking and climbing destination throughout the year.
Other popular expeditions in Japan are:
- Mount Kitayokodake
- Mount Rishiri
- Mount Kita
- Mount Yari
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