Mount Kirigamine

Mount Kirigamine
Kirigamine seen from the east 2018-03-04.jpg
Kirigamine seen from the east. Taken from Mount Tateshina.
Highest point
Elevation1,925 m (6,316 ft)[1]
Coordinates36°06′00″N 138°10′01″E / 36.10°N 138.167°E / 36.10; 138.167Coordinates: 36°06′00″N 138°10′01″E / 36.10°N 138.167°E / 36.10; 138.167[2]
Mount Kirigamine is located in Japan
Mount Kirigamine
Mount Kirigamine
Location of Mount Kirigamine in Japan.
LocationNagano Prefecture, Japan
Mountain typeLava flow, Lava dome[3]
Last eruption0.75 Ma[3]

Mount Kirigamine (霧ヶ峰, Kiri-ga-mine) is a 1,925m volcano, located in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.


The tallest peak of Mount Kirigamine is Mount Kuruma, on which there is a weather radar site. Most of the mountain is covered in grass with sparse bushes and rocks. The south and east sides are suitable for gliding with a narrow landing zone in the vicinity of a parking lot and a huge emergency landing at the west side of the mountain. The southeast cliffs are a launching point for gliders, with winds above 3 meters[clarification needed]. The north part is equipped with ski-lifts.

Massif of Kirigamine Volcano


Vehicle access to the bottom of Kirigamine does not require four-wheel drive but snow chains may be necessary if there is heavy snow.


See also


  1. ^ Giga Atlas, ISBN 4-398-64180-7
  2. ^ KIRIGAMINE JAPAN (GENERAL) JAPAN Geography Population Map City and cities coordinates location
  3. ^ a b Kirigamine - Geological Survey of Japan

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