Mount Ashitaka

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View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama, woodblock print by Hiroshige

Mount Ashitaka (愛鷹山, Ashitakayama) is a Japanese volcanic complex in the area south-east of Mount Fuji.[1] Its highest peak is Mount Echizen-dake 1504 meters high, but Mount Ashitaka is named after its secondary peak, Ashitaka-yama, 1188 meters high.[2]

History[change | change source]

Mount Ashitaka erupted in the mid-Pleistocene epoch.[3] It last erupted about 100,000 years ago.[4] It is an extinct volcano.[5]

Gallery[change | change source]

View of Mt Ashitaka in the middle front and Mt Fuji in the rear as seen from Jukkoku Pass

References[change | change source]

  1. Chamberlina, Basil Hall. (1901). A Handbook for Travellers in Japan, p. 170.
  2. Karátson, D. "Erosion calderas: origins, processes, structural and climatic control,"[permanent dead link] Bulletin of Volcanology Vol. 61 (1999), pp. 179 [PDF 6 of 20]. Retrieved 2012-6-21.
  3. University of Tokyo, Volcano Research Center, "Geology of Fuji Volcano". Retrieved 2012-6-21.
  4. Kishimoto, Hiroshi et al. "Pyroclastic cone on southwestern flank of Ashikita Volcano,"[permanent dead link] Japan Geoscience Union, 2010. Retrieved 2012-6-21.
  5. Shizuoka Guide, "Overview of Mt Fuji. Retrieved 2012-6-21.

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Mount Ashitaka at Wikimedia Commons

Coordinates: 35°13′N 138°48′E / 35.217°N 138.800°E / 35.217; 138.800