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The Akaishi Mountains (Southern Alps) form with the Kiso Mountains (Central Alps) and the Hida Mountains (Northern Alps) the Japanese Alps. The range stretches through the Nagano, Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures.

The Minami Alps Nationalpark consists of the major peaks of the Akaishi Mountains and was established on June 1, 1964. It covers an area of 357.52 square kilometres.

The Akaishi Mountains extends from the north (Nokogiri-dake 2'685 m) for about 50 kilometres towards south (Tekari-dake 2'591 m). The Minami Alps Nationalpark includes also the three peaks of the Houousanzan. They are separated from the main range by a deep valley. The three peaks of Houousanzan are known as Jizogatake (2'764 m), Kannonga-dake (2'840 m) and Yakushiga-dake (2'780 m).

The major peaks of the Akaishi Mountains (Southern Alps) are:

Kita-dake 3'193 m
Aino-dake 3'189 m
Warusawa-dake (Higashi-dake) 3'141 m
Akaishi-dake 3'120 m
Shiomi-dake 3'047 m
Senjo-ga-take 3'033 m
Notori-dake 3'026 m
Hijiri-dake 3'013 m
Kaikoma-ga-take 2'967 m
Kamikouchi-dake 2'803 m
Chausu-dake 2'604 m
Nokogiri-dake 2'685 m
Tekari-dake 2'591 m

 

mountainstamp.com Shiranesanzan stamp 2007  

Japan 2007, Akaishi Range.
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