Mount Kujū (九重山, Kujū-san), located on the border of Kokonoe and Taketa in Ōita Prefecture, Japan, is the highest mountain in Kyushu Island, Japan, with a summit elevation of 1,791 metres (5,876 ft). It is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains. It is part of the Aso-Kujū National Park.

Mount Kujū
Kujū Mountains
Highest point
Elevation1,791 m (5,876 ft)[1]
Prominence1,791 m (5,876 ft)[1]
100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates33°04′54″N 131°14′24″E / 33.08167°N 131.24000°E / 33.08167; 131.24000Coordinates: 33°04′54″N 131°14′24″E / 33.08167°N 131.24000°E / 33.08167; 131.24000[1]
Language of nameJapanese
Mount Kujū is located in Japan
Mount Kujū
Mount Kujū
LocationOn the border of Kokonoe and Taketa, Ōita, Japan
Parent rangeKujū Mountains
Mountain typeStratovolcano
Last eruption1995 to 1996
Kuju Volcano


The Kujū range consists of a dozen or so volcanic bodies gathered in a region of 13km east-west and 10km north-south. The mountains in the range include:

  • Kujū Mountains
    • Mount Kujū (1,787 m)- The main peak (久住山)
    • Mount Nakadake (1,791 m)- The highest peak in Kyushu
    • Mount Inahoshi (1,774 m)
    • Mount Hōsshō (1,762 m)
    • Mount Mimata (1,745 m)
  • Taisen Mountains
    • Mount Taisen (1,786 m)
    • Mount North (Kita) Taisen (1,706 m)
    • Mount Heiji (1,642 m)

The Kujū volcanic group is mainly composed of andesite and dacite, which is defined as the volcanic activity above the Miyagi pyroclastic flow deposit which formed about 200,000 years ago. The north and south areas of Mt. Kujū are plateau grasslands whose main industry is dairy farming.


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  1. ^ a b c "Japan Ultra-Prominences". Retrieved 2015-01-01.

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