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20 Tateyama from Mikurigaike 1998-7-17
Mount Tate and Mikuri Pond

Mount Tate is a mountain in the Mt. Tate range of the northern Hida Mountains (the north Alps). It is in the southeastern area of Toyama Prefecture. It is a general term for three peaks, Mt.O (altitude 3,003 m), Mt. Onanji (altitude 3,015 m), and Fujinooritate (altitude 2,999 m).

It is one of the mountains of Chūbu-Sangaku National Park with the dominant peak of the Tateyama mountain range. The Park was made on December 4, 1934.

It ranks with Mt. Tsurugi. They are some of the few mountains which have an existing glacier in Japan.

Geology

The mountain is composed primarily of granite and gneiss. However, located along the ridge and plateau about 2 km (1.2 mi) west of the summit is a small andesite-dacite stratovolcano. This volcano has an elevation of 2,621 m (8,599 ft), and has had minor historical eruptions, the latest in 1839.

Geography

Location

Tateyama is located in southeastern Toyama Prefecture. At the base of the mountain is the town of Tateyama, which is accessible by train from the prefecture's capital city, Toyama. Public transportation will take climbers and tourists as far as the Murodo Plateau Station at an elevation of 2,450 m (8,038 ft), from where individuals may climb to the peak on foot. These are the only glaciers identified in Japan so far.

Nearby mountains

Mount Tate and Mount Tsurugi from Mount Kashimayari 2003-11-01
Mount Tate, Mount Bessan and Mount Tsurugi seen from Mount Kashimayari at sunset
Image Mountain Elevation Distance and
direction
from the Top
Note
Tsurugidake from bessan 22 1995 8 20.jpg Mt. Tsurugi
剱岳
2,999 m (9,839 ft) 5.3 km (3.3 mi)
North
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Mount Bessan from Murodō1994-10-09.jpg Mt. Bessan
別山
2,880 m (9,449 ft) 2.4 km (1.5 mi)
North
Tateyama from Kurobedaira 1994-10-9.jpg Mt. Tate
立山
3,015 m (9,892 ft) 0 km (0.0 mi) 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
the tallest mountain in Toyama Prefecture
Mount Oni and Mount Ryuō 1995-08-20.jpg Mt. Ryūō
龍王岳
2,872 m (9,423 ft) 1.7 km (1.1 mi)
Southwest
Mount Harinoki from Daikanbō 1995-08-19.jpg Mt. Harinoki
針ノ木岳
2,820.60 m (9,254 ft) 7.2 km (4.5 mi)
Southeast
200 Japanese Mountains
Mount Akaushi from suishodake 1999-8-9.jpg Mt. Akaushi
赤牛岳
2,864.23 m (9,397 ft) 12.8 km (8.0 mi)
South
200 Japanese Mountains
Mount Yakushi from Suisho 2004-08-13.jpg Mt. Yakushi
薬師岳
2,926.01 m (9,600 ft) 13.7 km (8.5 mi)
Southwest
100 Japanese Mountains

Rivers

The mountain is the source of the following rivers, each of which flows to the Sea of Japan.

  • Hayatsuki River
  • Tsurugisawa, tributaries of the Kurobe River

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