10 mountains in Japan are as beautiful as the legendary Fuji

When mentioning Japan, people immediately think of Mount Fuji as a national symbol. However, few people know where Fuji is located next to. Phu Tang also has many mountains that are equally beautiful.

Mount Iwate, Iwate Province

With an altitude of 2,038 meters, Mount Iwate is the highest mountain in Iwate Prefecture. Iwate is often called Nanbu Katafuji – Mount Fuji of Nambu – thanks to its beautiful resemblance to the famous mountain from certain angles. One of the best spots to view Mount Iwate is from Kaiunbashi, a bridge over the Kitakami River in downtown Morioka. On clear days, visitors can enjoy beautiful views of Mount Iwate overlooking the river.

Mt. Sakurajima, Kagoshima Prefecture

Sakurajima is one of the most active volcanoes in Japan as well as in the world. Rising smoke or small eruptions are considered a daily occurrence here, so don’t be surprised to see locals holding umbrellas to avoid ash while admiring the scenery.

Sakurajima was once an island, but a major eruption in 1914 created a A giant lava flow connects the island with the Osumi Peninsula on the opposite shore.

Mount Daisen, Tottori Province

At 1,729 meters high, Mount Daisen is the highest mountain in the Chugoku region. This picturesque mountain is a volcano that has stopped erupting for several thousand years so is very safe to visit.

This place is most beautiful in the summer and fall, the walking trails are covered in carpets Golden leaves like in a fairy tale. For many centuries Daisen was also known as gamiyama meaning “mountain of the great god” it was worshiped for its majesty and sacredness.

Daimonji Mountain, Kyoto Province

Every year on August 16 in Kyoto, the Gozan Okuribu fire festival takes place to honor the ancestors’ souls.

Giant kanji characters on five mountains across Kyoto are burned to celebrate Celebrate the end of the festival. The most majestic fire is lit on Daimonji Mountain, which can be seen from many places in the city. The rest of the year, kanji characters are still engraved on the green hills to welcome tourists to admire.

< p style=”text-align:justify”>Mount Iwaki, Aomori Prefecture

Iwaki is a volcano has stopped erupting since the last time in 1863. Possessing an altitude of 1,652 meters, this is Aomori’s highest mountain and is known as “Mount Fuji of the Tsugaru region”. The mountain’s landscape is beautiful in all four seasons of the year, especially in winter when its snow-capped peak looks exactly like Mount Fuji.

Hotaka Mountains, Nagano and Gifu Prefectures

The Hotaka mountain range stretches across Gifu and Nagano prefectures and can be best seen from Kamikochi, a valley highland valley in Chubu Sangaku National Park. Here is Japan’s third largest mountain Oku-Hotakadake, only 600 meters lower than Mount Fuji.

Hakkoda Mountains in Aomori Prefecture

Hakkoda Mountains in Aomori Prefecture

Aomori is known as one of the places with the most beautiful scenery in Japan, especially in autumn and winter. The Hakkoda Range consists of 21 mountains with Odake being the highest peak at 1,585 meters. Most tourists often come here from early September to mid-October when the landscape is covered with spectacular carpets of yellow and red leaves.

Mount Zao in Yamagata and Miyagi Prefecture

This unique mountain is shaped like a beautiful tea cup in the middle of nature. majestic nature stretching across the border of Miyagi and Yamagata prefectures.

At the top of the mountain there is a beautiful crater lake filled with emerald water. Depending on the season and sunlight, the color of the lake changes from green to blue, which is why it is also called goshikinuma, meaning “five-colored lagoon”.

In spring, rows of cherry trees along the banks of the Shiroshi River stand out against the background of Mount Zao covered with snow has turned this place into one of the most beautiful hanami viewing spots in Japan.

Mount Haku, Gifu and Ishikawa Province

As one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains”, Haku is on par with the national symbol Fuji. This 2,702 meter high mountain is located between Gifu and Ishikawa prefectures. Haku literally means “white mountain” because its peak is covered with white snow during all four seasons of the year. 

Mount Aso, Kumamoto Prefecture

Aso is the mountain The largest active volcano in Japan last erupted in 2016. Its crater is one of the world’s largest, spanning an impressive diameter of 25 kilometers and a circumference of more than 100 kilometers.

Unlike many of the other mountains on this list, Aso’s slopes are covered almost entirely grassland with cattle grazing in the fields with extremely poetic scenery.