Mount Kita viewed from Mount Nakashirane
|Elevation||3,193 m (10,476 ft) |
|Prominence||2,239 m (7,346 ft) |
|Listing||100 Famous Japanese Mountains|
|English translation||northern peak|
|Language of name||Japanese|
|Location||Minami-Alps, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan|
|Parent range||Akaishi Mountains|
|Topo map||Geographical Survey Institute (国土地理院, Kokudochiriin) 25000:1 仙丈ヶ岳, 50000:1 市野瀬|
It is the second tallest mountain in Japan, after Mount Fuji, and is known as "the Leader of the Southern Alps". It is included in the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. It is located in Minami Alps National Park, near the city of Minami-Alps.
The Kitadake Buttress (北岳バットレス, Kita-dake Battoresu) is a 600 m (1,969 ft) tall rock face on the eastern side of the mountain.
Alpine plants grow abundantly, especially on the mountain's southeastern slope along the route to Mount Nakashirane (中白峰山, Nakashirane-san) and along the Kusasuberi (草すべり, kusasuberi) and Migimata (右俣, migimata) courses along Shiraneo Pond (白根御池, Shiraneo-ike) on the mountain's northern side. Large clusters of plants can be seen from huts near the top. The species Callianthemum hondoense (キタダケソウ, kitadakesō) is endemic to this mountain.
- List of mountains in Japan
- 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
- Three-thousanders (in Japan)
- Akaishi Mountains
- List of Ultras of Japan
- Topographic map (1:25,000)
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