Mount Rishiri (利尻山, Rishiri-zan) is a Quaternary stratovolcano located off the coast of Hokkaidō, Japan in the Sea of Japan. It rises out of the Sea of Japan forming Rishiri Island. Because its cone shape resembles Mount Fuji it is sometimes referred to as Rishiri Fuji. It is one of the 100 famous mountains in Japan.
|Elevation||1,721 m (5,646 ft)|
|Prominence||1,721 m (5,646 ft)|
List of mountains and hills of Japan by height
List of the 100 famous mountains in Japan
List of volcanoes in Japan
|Native name||利尻山 (Japanese)|
|Parent range||Rishiri Island|
|Topo map||Geographical Survey Institute 25000:1 鴛泊|
|Age of rock||Late Pleistocene|
|Volcanic arc/belt||Sakhalin Island Arc|
|Last eruption||5830 BC ± 300 years|
Mount Rishiri's opening festival is held annually on July 2 and July 3. This festival officially opens the climbing season.
The ascent of Rishiri is not suitable for novice hikers, because it is challenging in places. There is a campsite partway up the mountain from the dock, and an unmanned hut located a short distance below the summit. There is also a small shrine at the summit. On clear days the view extends to Hokkaidō, the adjacent island of Rebun, and as far as Sakhalin Island in Russia.
In popular cultureEdit
The package of Shiroi Koibito includes a picture of Mount Rishiri arranged in the centre.
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