Mount Chōkai

Coordinates: 39°05′57″N 140°02′56″E / 39.09917°N 140.04889°E / 39.09917; 140.04889
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Mount Chōkai
As seen from the southwest
Highest point
Elevation2,236 m (7,336 ft)[1]
Prominence1,891 m (6,204 ft)[1]
Listing100 famous mountains in Japan
Coordinates39°05′57″N 140°02′56″E / 39.09917°N 140.04889°E / 39.09917; 140.04889[1]
Mount Chōkai is located in Tohoku, Japan
Mount Chōkai
Mount Chōkai
LocationYamagata and Akita, Tōhoku, Japan
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruptionMarch to April 1974

Mount Chōkai (鳥海山, Chōkai-san or Chōkai-zan) is a large volcano located in the Tōhoku region of Japan. It is on the border of Akita and Yamagata and is 2,236 meters tall. Because of its size and shape, it is sometimes called Dewa Fuji, Akita Fuji, or Shōnai Fuji[2] It is considered one of the 100 Famous Landscapes of Japan and one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan. It is also surrounded by the Chōkai Quasi-National Park and is a National Historic Site of Japan,[3] Many people consider it a sacred mountain and enjoy hiking there.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Japan Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 2015-01-01.
  2. "鳥海山登山ガイド". Mt. Chokai WEB. Retrieved 13 January 2014.
  3. Mount Chōkai&Tobishima Geopark