Suzuka Mountains

Suzuka Mountains (鈴鹿山脈 Suzuka Sanmyaku) are a mountain range running through Mie Prefecture and along the borders of Gifu and Shiga prefectures in central Japan. The tallest peak in the range is Mount Oike at 1,247 m (4,091 ft). In spite of its height, Mount Oike is not the most visited mountain; that distinction belongs to Mount Gozaisho because of its Gozaisho Ropeway, making reaching the peak much easier.

Suzuka Quasi-National Park protects a portion of the mountain range from development and has a total area of 298 km2 (115 sq mi).[1] The town of Komono, Mie Prefecture, has many onsen.

The northern part consists of Limestone, and the southern part consists of Granite.

Coordinates: 35°10′45.91″N 136°24′50.93″E / 35.1794194°N 136.4141472°E

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Mount Ryū and Mount Fujiwara

Major peaks

Suzuka Seven Mountains

Gozaishodake from Nakamichi 2009-10-11
Mount Gozaisho and lattice tower of Gozaisho Ropeway seen from east

The following seven mountains are referred to as the "Suzuka Seven Mountains," which greatly increased their popularity and the number of visitors.

  • Mount Fujiwara (藤原岳), 1,140 m (3,740 ft)
  • Mount Ryū (竜ヶ岳), 1,099 m (3,606 ft)[2]
  • Mount Shaka (釈迦ヶ岳), 1,092 m (3,583 ft)
  • Mount Gozaisho, 1,212 m (3,976 ft)
  • Mount Kama (鎌ヶ岳), 1,161 m (3,809 ft)
  • Mount Amagoi (雨乞岳), 1,238 m (4,062 ft)
  • Mount Nyūdō (入道ヶ岳), 906 m (2,972 ft)

Other peaks

  • Mount Ryōzen (霊仙山), 1,094 m (3,589 ft)[3]
  • Mount Oike (御池岳), 1,247 m (4,091 ft)
  • Mount Watamuki (綿向山), 1,110 m (3,642 ft)
  • Mount Nihonkoba (日本コバ), 934.1 m (3,065 ft)
  • Hato Peak (羽鳥峰), 860 m (2,822 ft)


  1. ^ Furusato Shiga: Suzuka National Park Archived 2012-02-13 at the Wayback Machine. ‹See Tfd›(in Japanese) Shiga Prefecture. Accessed July 1, 2008.
  2. ^ "Information inspection service of the Triangulation station" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved March 21, 2011.
  3. ^ "altitude of the main mountains in Japan (Shiga prefecture)" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved March 21, 2011.

See also

Arisaema thunbergii subsp. urashima

Arisaema thunbergii subsp. urashima is a herbaceous perennial plant. It is widespread through the woodlands of Japan, especially near the coast. The plant has a very curious inflorescence, and is popular in horticulture. As with all arisaemas, the inflorescence consists of a spathe tube enclosing a spadix appendix. In the case of A. thunbergi subsp. urashima, the spadix appendix is elongated into a free hanging thread of 45 to 60 cm. The underground tuber often produces offsets, which can be removed and grown on. The foliage dies down by summer, leaving the fruiting spike to ripen in autumn. The red berries contain high amounts of oxalic acid, and can cause painful irritation to the skin. All parts of the plant should be considered poisonous.

Eigenji, Shiga

Eigenji (永源寺町, Eigenji-chō) was a town located in Kanzaki District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, at the western foot of Suzuka Mountains.

As of 2003, the town had an estimated population of 6,194 and a density of 34.17 persons per km². The total area was 181.27 km².

On February 11, 2005, Eigenji, along with the city of Yōkaichi, the town of Gokashō (also from Kanzaki District), and the towns of Aitō and Kotō (both from Echi District), was merged to create the city of Higashiōmi.

The town was named after a famous temple Eigen-ji and it is a key spot for viewing the momiji leaves turn red in the autumn. Mountain villages in east of the town is famous for rare green tea and had been a base of traditional woodworkers since 9th century.


Ellisonia is an extinct genus of conodonts in the family Ellisoniidae.

Ibuki Mountains

The Ibuki Mountains (伊吹山地, Ibuki Sanchi) are a mountain range straddling the border between Gifu and Shiga prefectures in Japan. After lowering and nearly disappearing in Shiga Prefecture, the range continues as the Suzuka Mountains. During the winter, the winds from the Ibuki Mountains are a cause of much of the snowfall on the Nōbi Plain covering Gifu and Aichi prefectures.

The range is named after Mount Ibuki, the highest peak in the range at an elevation of 1377 meters above sea-level. Mount Kinka, Mount Dodo, Mount Kanmuri, and Mount Dainichi are some other notable peaks in the range.

Mount Ibuki is a popular destination among climbers and hikers. The mountain's base is easily reachable by private or public transportation. To the west of the mountain is another interesting place, Biwa lake.

Inukami River

The Inukami River (犬上川, Inukami-gawa) has its source in the Suzuka Mountains in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. During the Edo period, Takamiya-juku, a post station along the Nakasendō, sat on the banks of the river in Hikone.

Kijo (folklore)

A kijo (鬼女, lit. demon woman) is an oni woman from Japanese legends.

Kotō Prefectural Natural Park

Kotō Prefectural Natural Park (湖東県立自然公園, Kotō kenritsu shizen kōen) is a Prefectural Natural Park in Shiga Prefecture, Japan. Established in 1987, the park comprises areas of the eastern plains of Lake Biwa and the foothills of the Suzuka Mountains. It spans the municipalities of Aishō, Higashiōmi, Hikone, Kōra and Taga, and encompasses the temples of Hyakusai-ji (百済寺), Kongōrin-ji (金剛輪寺), and Saimyō-ji (西明寺).

Kōra, Shiga

Kōra (甲良町, Kōra-chō) is a town located in Inukami District, Shiga Prefecture, Japan.

As of 2016, the town has an estimated population of 6,932 and a density of 510 persons per km². The total area is 13.66 km².

Kōra is famous for Saimyō-ji Temple (西明寺). It is also known as a hometown of Amako clan, Tōdō Takatora and master carpenters who built Nikkō Tōshō-gū.

Mie Prefecture

Mie Prefecture (三重県, Mie-ken) is a prefecture of Japan located in the Kansai region of Honshu. Mie Prefecture has a population of 1,808,549 (2016) and has a geographic area of 5,777 km2 (2,229.51 sq mi). Mie Prefecture borders Gifu Prefecture to the north, Shiga Prefecture and Kyoto Prefecture to the northwest, Nara Prefecture to the west, Wakayama Prefecture to the southwest, and Aichi Prefecture to the east.

Tsu is the capital and Yokkaichi is the largest city of Mie Prefecture, with other major cities including Suzuka, Matsusaka, and Kuwana. Mie Prefecture is located on the eastern coast of the Kii Peninsula, forming the western side of Ise Bay which feature the mouths of the Kiso Three Rivers. Mie Prefecture is a popular tourism destination home to Nagashima Spa Land, Suzuka International Racing Course, and some of the oldest and holiest sites in Shinto, the traditional religion of Japan, including the Ise Grand Shrine and the Tsubaki Grand Shrine.

Mount Gozaisho

Mount Gozaisho (御在所岳, Gozaisho-dake) is a Japanese mountain located on the border of Komono, Mie Prefecture and Higashi-Ōmi, Shiga Prefecture.

This mountain is the center of Suzuka Quasi-National Park.

Mount Ibuki

Mount Ibuki (伊吹山, Ibuki-yama) is a 1,377-metre-high (4,518 ft) mountain, on the border of Maibara, Shiga Prefecture, and Ibigawa, Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains, and is also included on the lists of the 100 Kinki Mountains and the 50 Shiga Mountains. Mount Ibuki is the highest mountain in Shiga Prefecture.

Nakazato Dam

Nakazato Dam (Japanese: 中里ダム) is a dam in Mie Prefecture, Japan, completed in 1976.


Sakashita-juku (坂下宿, Sakashita-juku) was the forty-eighth of the fifty-three stations (shukuba) of the Tōkaidō. It is located in former Ise Province in what is now part of the city of Kameyama, Mie Prefecture, Japan.

Seven Mountains

Seven Mountains may refer to:

Seven Mountains, Bergen, seven mountains surrounding the Norwegian city of Bergen

Seven Mountains (album), 2015 album by Swiss band 77 Bombay Street

"Seven Mountains" (song), title track and 2015 single by 77 Bombay Street from the same titled album Seven Mountains

Bảy Núi, also known as Thất Sơn, both of which mean "seven mountains" in Vietnamese

Shiga Prefecture

Shiga Prefecture (滋賀県, Shiga-ken) is a prefecture of Japan, which forms part of the Kansai region in the western part of Honshu island. It encircles Lake Biwa, the largest freshwater lake in Japan. The capital is Ōtsu.


Suzuka may refer to:

Suzuka (genus), a genus of beetle in the family Carabidae

Suzuka (manga), a Japanese media franchise

Suzuka Mountains

Suzuka, Mie, a city in Mie Prefecture, Japan

Suzuka Circuit, a race track

1000km Suzuka, a sports car race

Suzuka 8 Hours, a motorcycle race

Suzuka 8 Hours (arcade game)

"Twilight" Suzuka, a character from the Outlaw Star series

Suzuka, a character from the Angelic Layer series

Suzuka, a character from the YuYu Hakusho series

Suzuka Quasi-National Park

Suzuka Quasi-National Park (鈴鹿国定公園, Suzuka Kokutei Kōen) is a Quasi-National Park in Mie and Shiga Prefectures, Japan. It was established in 1968.

Yasu River

The Yasu River (野洲川, Yasu-gawa) is located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan; it is the largest river to flow into Lake Biwa. It rises from Mount Gozaisho and flows through Kōka, Konan, Rittō, Moriyama and Yasu. It forked at the lower reaches and made a delta region, but they were combined in 1979.

Yōrō Mountains

The Yōrō Mountains (養老山地, Yōrō Sanchi) are a mountain range straddling the border between Gifu and Mie prefectures in Japan. They form part of the western border of the Nōbi Plain.

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