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View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama
View of the extinct volcano Ashitakayama, woodblock print by Hiroshige

Mount Ashitaka (愛鷹山 Ashitakayama) is a Japanese volcanic complex in the area south-east of Mount Fuji. Its highest peak is Mount Echizen-dake 1504 meters high, but Mount Ashitaka is named after its secondary peak, Ashitaka-yama, 1188 meters high.

History

Mount Ashitaka erupted in the mid-Pleistocene epoch. It last erupted about 100,000 years ago. It is an extinct volcano.

Gallery

View of Mt Ashitaka in the middle front and Mt Fuji in the rear as seen from Jukkoku Pass


Coordinates: 35°13′N 138°48′E / 35.217°N 138.8°E / 35.217; 138.8



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