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Mountains famous for flora and fauna in Yamagata Prefecture

From the Chokai Thistle on Chokai-san and other mountain flowers, to the autumn leaves, and birds of prey, Yamagata Prefecture has tons of mountains famous for their flora and fauna.

Here are lists of mountains in Yamagata Prefecture famous for: autumn leaves, birds of prey, Shinrinyoku Forest Bathing, and Mountain Flowers.

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MOUNTAINS FAMOUS FOR AUTUMN LEAVES IN YAMAGATA PREFECTURE

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
HIGASHIKUROMORI-YAMA

766m (2513 ft.)

Mt. Shogadake
Dancing in the Day Lilies: Shoga-dake

1635m (5364 ft.)

Close Encounters of the Tengu Kind

403m (1322 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SANKICHI-YAMA (Mt. Sankichi)

574m (1883 ft.)

Mother. Hunter. Mountain. Hokari-yama (Mt. Hokari)

751m (2463 ft.)

Sanze village near Mt. Fujikura surrounded by green mountains and the blue Sea of Japan can be seen through the trees in the distance through the trees of Mt. Fujikura
Sanze’s Little Helper: Fantastic Fujikura-yama (Mt. Fujikura)

654m (2145 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
JIZOMORI-YAMA (JIZO-KURA) (Mt. Jizomori)

594m (1948 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Mythical Dragon-Horse Mountain: RYUBA-SAN

521m (1709 ft.)

Mt. Haguro's Five Story Pagoda
Why This Tiny Mountain MUST be on Your Japan Itinerary: Haguro-san

414m (1358 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOMAGA-TAKE

1067m (3500 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TOKUAMI-YAMA

788m (2585 ft.)

Mt. Chokai
North Japan’s Tallest Peak: Chokai-san

2236m (7335 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Upside-down Sake Cup Mountain: SAKAZUKI-YAMA (Mt. Sakazuki)

270m (885. ft.)

A Jizo statue at the top of Mt. Kyogakura in Sakata
Womb Passes and Monkey Crossings: Kyogakura-san “The Shugendo Peak of Sutras” (Mt. Kyogakura)

474m (1555 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOSHIKI-YAMA (Mt. Koshikiyama)

981m (3218 ft.)

Mt.-Takadate-and-Shimoike-lake-in-Tsuruoka
Wetland Wonderland of Takadate-yama

273 m (896 ft.)

Mt. Atsumi in Atsumi Onsen, a quaint Onsen Hot Spring town in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Reaching Peak Tranquility: Atsumi-dake (Mt. Atsumi)

736m (2414 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
OASAHI-DAKE (Mt. Oasahi)

1871m (6138 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NADERA-YAMA

660m (2165 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NISHIAZUMA-YAMA

2035m (6676 ft.)

Mt. Chokai seen from Mt. Yonetaihei in the winter
Homer Simpson’s Heaven in North Japan: The Donut-shaped Yonetaihei-san (Mt. Yonetaihei)

206m (676 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)

1365m (4478 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SHOJIGA-TAKE (Mt. Shojigatake)

1482m (4862 ft.)

Bananas and Cokes, Leaches and Pit Vipers: Kumanonaga-mine (Mt. Kumanonagamine)

430 m (1411 ft.)

Zao-san and Why We Climb Mountains (Mt. Zao)

1841m (6040 ft.) (Kumano-dake)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
YUNOSAWA-DAKE (Mt. Yunosawadake)

964m (3163 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TODONO-SAN (Mt. Todono)

1203 (3946 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Mountain of Intrigue: OMOSHIRO-YAMA

1264m (4146 ft.)

Sign on the Nakanomata Trail up Mt. Nihonkoku
This is How I Conquered Japan!

555m (1820 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KUROBUSHI-YAMA (Mt. Kurobushi)

1227m (4025 ft.)

Yozo-san: White Snakes, White Monkeys and Slimy Salamanders (Mt. Yozo)

703m (2306 ft.)

The Autumn Leaves of Mount Taizo
The Epitome of Autumn Leaves in North Japan: Taizo-san (Mt. Taizo)

729m (2391 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Phoenix Head Mountain: TORIKABUTO-YAMA (Mt. Torikabuto)

1387m (4550 ft.)

The sun sets over the ninth station of Mt. Gassan
Gassan, the Dewa Sanzan’s “Mountain of Death” (Mt. Gassan)

1984m (6509 ft.)

Mt. Ubagatake in autumn
The Widow’s Peak: Ubaga-take (Mt. Ubagatake) of North Japan

1670m (5479 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAGIKAKE-MORI (Mt. Kagikake)

838m (2749 ft.)

Mt. Maya seen from the distance
Mythical Beasts, Buddha’s Mother, and buried Yamabushi treasure? Welcome to Maya-san (Mt. Maya).

1019m (3343 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
House-shape mountain: IEGATA-YAMA

1877m (6158 ft.)

Exploring The Yamabushi Trails of Kinbo-zan (Mt. Kinbo)

471m (1545 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)

906m (2972 ft.)

KOSHIKI-DAKE (Mt. Koshikidake)

1016m (3333 ft.)

This mountain is EVERYWHERE in Japan: Ha-yama

1462m (4796 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
ITO-DAKE (Mt. Ito)

1772m (5813 ft.)

The Heavenly Hideaway of Daizumori-yama

984m (3228 ft.)

Mt. Yudono Shrine Gates during the autumn
The Dewa Sanzan’s Mountain of Rebirth: Yudono-san (Mt. Yudono)

1505m (4921. ft.)

Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura
Mountains of Sakura: Arakura-yama (Mt. Arakura)

307m (1007 ft.)

MOUNTAINS FAMOUS FOR BIRDS OF PREY IN YAMAGATA PREFECTURE

The Heavenly Hideaway of Daizumori-yama

984m (3228 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KABU-YAMA (Mt. Kabu)

997m (3270 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
YUNOSAWA-DAKE (Mt. Yunosawadake)

964m (3163 ft.)

Yozo-san: White Snakes, White Monkeys and Slimy Salamanders (Mt. Yozo)

703m (2306 ft.)

Mt. Chokai
North Japan’s Tallest Peak: Chokai-san

2236m (7335 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)

1365m (4478 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Upside-down Sake Cup Mountain: SAKAZUKI-YAMA (Mt. Sakazuki)

270m (885. ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOSHIKI-YAMA (Mt. Koshikiyama)

981m (3218 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Hyakkoku-yama

599m (1965 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Firestarter Mountain: HIUCHI-DAKE

1238m (4061 ft.)

MOUNTAINS FAMOUS FOR SHINRINYOKU FOREST BATHING IN YAMAGATA PREFECTURE

Mt. Maya seen from the distance
Mythical Beasts, Buddha’s Mother, and buried Yamabushi treasure? Welcome to Maya-san (Mt. Maya).

1019m (3343 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
House-shape mountain: IEGATA-YAMA

1877m (6158 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
ITO-DAKE (Mt. Ito)

1772m (5813 ft.)

Mother. Hunter. Mountain. Hokari-yama (Mt. Hokari)

751m (2463 ft.)

Sanze village near Mt. Fujikura surrounded by green mountains and the blue Sea of Japan can be seen through the trees in the distance through the trees of Mt. Fujikura
Sanze’s Little Helper: Fantastic Fujikura-yama (Mt. Fujikura)

654m (2145 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SHIRATAKA-YAMA (Mt. Shirataka)

994m (3261 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TOKUAMI-YAMA

788m (2585 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
HACHIMORI-YAMA (Mt. Hachimori)

1098m (3602 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOSHIKI-YAMA (Mt. Koshikiyama)

981m (3218 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)

906m (2972 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-DAKE (Mt. Kamurodake)

1261m (4137 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NISHIAZUMA-YAMA

2035m (6676 ft.)

Close Encounters of the Tengu Kind

403m (1322 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
OZAKAI-YAMA

1102m (3615 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KABU-YAMA (Mt. Kabu)

997m (3270 ft.)

Mt.-Takadate-and-Shimoike-lake-in-Tsuruoka
Wetland Wonderland of Takadate-yama

273 m (896 ft.)

Bananas and Cokes, Leaches and Pit Vipers: Kumanonaga-mine (Mt. Kumanonagamine)

430 m (1411 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TAKATORI-YAMA (Mt. Takatori)

271m (889. ft.)

Sign on the Nakanomata Trail up Mt. Nihonkoku
This is How I Conquered Japan!

555m (1820 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TSUGA-MINE (OTSUGA-MINE)

1541m (5055 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
YUNOSAWA-DAKE (Mt. Yunosawadake)

964m (3163 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SHOJIGA-TAKE (Mt. Shojigatake)

1482m (4862 ft.)

Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura
Mountains of Sakura: Arakura-yama (Mt. Arakura)

307m (1007 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TARUISHI-YAMA (Mt. Taruishi)

1155m (3789 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Onigiri Rice Ball Mountain: CHITOSE-YAMA (Mt. Chitose)

471m (1545 ft.)

The Autumn Leaves of Mount Taizo
The Epitome of Autumn Leaves in North Japan: Taizo-san (Mt. Taizo)

729m (2391 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Hyakkoku-yama

599m (1965 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SANKICHI-YAMA (Mt. Sankichi)

574m (1883 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAGIKAKE-MORI (Mt. Kagikake)

838m (2749 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)

1365m (4478 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
YAMAGATA KAMURO-DAKE (Mt. Kamuro-dake (Yamagata))

1344m (4409 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Phoenix Head Mountain: TORIKABUTO-YAMA (Mt. Torikabuto)

1387m (4550 ft.)

Mt. Haguro's Five Story Pagoda
Why This Tiny Mountain MUST be on Your Japan Itinerary: Haguro-san

414m (1358 ft.)

Mt. Atsumi in Atsumi Onsen, a quaint Onsen Hot Spring town in Tsuruoka, Yamagata Prefecture
Reaching Peak Tranquility: Atsumi-dake (Mt. Atsumi)

736m (2414 ft.)

North Japan’s Abandoned Ski Field and Phantom Forest

577m (1893 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
JIZOMORI-YAMA (JIZO-KURA) (Mt. Jizomori)

594m (1948 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KABUTO-YAMA

1199m (3933 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOMATA-YAMA (Mt. Komata)

1367m (4484 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOMAGA-TAKE

1067m (3500 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
GOSHI-YAMA (GOSHI-ZAN)

1023m (3356 ft.)

Mt. Yudono Shrine Gates during the autumn
The Dewa Sanzan’s Mountain of Rebirth: Yudono-san (Mt. Yudono)

1505m (4921. ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Mountain of Intrigue: OMOSHIRO-YAMA

1264m (4146 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
OASAHI-DAKE (Mt. Oasahi)

1871m (6138 ft.)

Exploring The Yamabushi Trails of Kinbo-zan (Mt. Kinbo)

471m (1545 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Upside-down Sake Cup Mountain: SAKAZUKI-YAMA (Mt. Sakazuki)

270m (885. ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TODONO-SAN (Mt. Todono)

1203 (3946 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
OTAKANE-YAMA (Mt. Otakane)

543m (1781 ft.)

The Heavenly Hideaway of Daizumori-yama

984m (3228 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KUROBUSHI-YAMA (Mt. Kurobushi)

1227m (4025 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
HIGASHIKUROMORI-YAMA

766m (2513 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Entrance to the Kamuro Renpo: MOKUZO-YAMA (Mt. Mokuzo)

1026m (3366 ft.)

This mountain is EVERYWHERE in Japan: Ha-yama

1462m (4796 ft.)

A Ryokan (traditional Japanese Inn) at Semi Onsen Hot Spring Resort
Turtles, Tigers, and a Legendary Japanese Character: Kamewari-yama (Mt. Kamewari)

594m (1948 ft.)

KOSHIKI-DAKE (Mt. Koshikidake)

1016m (3333 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Mythical Dragon-Horse Mountain: RYUBA-SAN

521m (1709 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
OKITAMA HA-YAMA (Mt. Hayama (Okitama))

1237m (4058 ft.)

A Jizo statue at the top of Mt. Kyogakura in Sakata
Womb Passes and Monkey Crossings: Kyogakura-san “The Shugendo Peak of Sutras” (Mt. Kyogakura)

474m (1555 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Tohoku’s Matterhorn: IWAIGAME-YAMA

1417m (4648 ft.)

Mt. Chokai seen from Mt. Yonetaihei in the winter
Homer Simpson’s Heaven in North Japan: The Donut-shaped Yonetaihei-san (Mt. Yonetaihei)

206m (676 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Firestarter Mountain: HIUCHI-DAKE

1238m (4061 ft.)

Yozo-san: White Snakes, White Monkeys and Slimy Salamanders (Mt. Yozo)

703m (2306 ft.)

MOUNTAINS FAMOUS FOR ALPINE FLOWERS IN YAMAGATA PREFECTURE

North Japan’s Abandoned Ski Field and Phantom Forest

577m (1893 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
HIGASHIDAI-TEN (Mt. Higashidaiten)

1928m (6325 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Rainmaker Mountain: AMAYOBARI-YAMA (Mt. Amayobari)

906m (2972 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
IIDE-SAN (Mt. Iide)

2105m (6906 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SHIRATAKA-YAMA (Mt. Shirataka)

994m (3261 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TOKUAMI-YAMA

788m (2585 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KOMAGA-TAKE

1067m (3500 ft.)

This mountain is EVERYWHERE in Japan: Ha-yama

1462m (4796 ft.)

Yura in Tsuruoka city seen from Mt. Arakura
Mountains of Sakura: Arakura-yama (Mt. Arakura)

307m (1007 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Dancing Swan Mountain: MAIZURU-YAMA (Mt. Maizuru)

242m (793. ft.)

Yozo-san: White Snakes, White Monkeys and Slimy Salamanders (Mt. Yozo)

703m (2306 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KURATE-YAMA

952m (3123 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NADERA-YAMA

660m (2165 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
NISHIAZUMA-YAMA

2035m (6676 ft.)

Mt. Chokai
North Japan’s Tallest Peak: Chokai-san

2236m (7335 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAGIKAKE-MORI (Mt. Kagikake)

838m (2749 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
The Ide Renpo’s KITAMATA-DAKE

2025 m (6644 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
Castle Mountain: SHIRO-YAMA The Remains of Hasedo Castle

230m (754. ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
TAKATSUMUJI-YAMA and JUBUICHI-YAMA

693m (2273 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
SANKICHI-YAMA (Mt. Sankichi)

574m (1883 ft.)

Panoramas and picnics under the Sakura: Kita-yama (Mt. Kitayama)

188m (616. ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
House-shape mountain: IEGATA-YAMA

1877m (6158 ft.)

Mt. Shogadake
Dancing in the Day Lilies: Shoga-dake

1635m (5364 ft.)

Zao-san and Why We Climb Mountains (Mt. Zao)

1841m (6040 ft.) (Kumano-dake)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
OOKA-YAMA (Mt. Ooka)

401m (1315 ft.)

Mt.-Takadate-and-Shimoike-lake-in-Tsuruoka
Wetland Wonderland of Takadate-yama

273 m (896 ft.)

Venerable Old Man Mountain — The Mist and Mystery of Okina-san (Mt. Okina)

1075m (3526 ft.)

Hiking Guide to the mountains of Yamagata Prefecture
KAMURO-SAN (Mt. Kamurosan)

1365m (4478 ft.)

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Mountains Famous for Onsen Hot Springs in Yamagata Prefecture
Mountains famous for flora and fauna in Yamagata Prefecture
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