The Hida Mountains (Northern Alps) is a mountain range which stretches through the Nagano, Toyama and Gifu Prefectures. A small part of the range reach also into the Niigata Prefecture.
All major peaks of the Hida Mountains are within the Chubu-Sangaku Nationalpark.
The major peaks of the Hida Mountains are:
Hotaka-dake 3'190 m
Yari-ga-take 3’180 m
Norikura-dake 3'025 m
Tate-yama 3'015 m
Tsurugi-dake 2’999 m
Shirouma-dake 2'932 m
Yakushi-dake 2'926 m
Kasagatake 2'898 m
Jōnen-dake 2'857 m
Yake-dake 2'455 m
Japan 1995, (face value 4 x 80).
Japan 2010, (face value 4 x 80 / self-adhesive).
Japan 2013, "Travel Scenes series No. 17 Toyama", Tateyama, Kurobe area.
Japan 2003/2015 "Katakuri (dogtooth violet)".
Habuka mountains in the background.
Habuka is the name of a valley with seven winter sport resorts in the heart of the Hida Mountains (Northern Alps).
The stamps were issued in the series "Flowers in Shinshū".
Shinshū was an old province of Japan that is now present day Nagano Prefecture.