Mount Nasu (那須岳 Nasu-dake) is a group of complex volcanoes located in the northeast part of Nikkō National Park, Japan. The tallest peak is Sanbonyari Peak at a height of 1,916.9 m (6,289 ft). Mount Nasu is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.
|Elevation||1,916.9 m (6,289 ft)|
|Language of name||Japanese|
|Parent range||Ōu Mountains|
|Mountain type||Complex volcano|
|Last eruption||November 1963|
Mount Nasu has the following major peaks:
- Sanbonyari Peak – 1916.9 m
- Chausu Peak – 1915 m
- Asahi Peak – 1896 m
- Minamigatsusan – 1776 m
- Kuro-oya Peak – 1589 m
Thease peaks are known collectively as Nasu Five Peaks (那須5岳 Nasu-Go-Take).
It is estimated that Mount Nasu started erupting 600 thousand years ago. The eruption started from the north end of the mountain range, at Kashi-Asahi Peak. Only Chausu Peak is active today.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Mount Nasu.|
- Nasudake – Japan Meteorological Agency ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese)
- "Nasudake: National catalogue of the active volcanoes in Japan" (PDF). – Japan Meteorological Agency
- Nasudake – Geological Survey of Japan
- Nasudake: Global Volcanism Program – Smithsonian Institution