Mount Tateshina

Mount Tateshina
SSW side
Highest point
Elevation2,530 m (8,300 ft)
Listing100 Famous Japanese Mountains
Coordinates36°6′13″N 138°17′42″E / 36.10361°N 138.29500°E / 36.10361; 138.29500
English translationhigh mountain of water-peppers
Language of nameJapanese
Mount Tateshina is located in Japan
Mount Tateshina
Mount Tateshina
Location of Mount Tateshina in Japan.
LocationHonshū, Japan
Parent rangeNorthern Yatsugatake Volcanic Group
Mountain typeComplex volcano
Last eruptionUnknown

Mount Tateshina (蓼科山, Tateshina-yama) also Suwa Fuji is a complex volcano located on the border of the municipalities of Chino and Tateshina in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

It has an elevation of 2,530 m (8,301 ft). This mountain is one of the 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.


Mount Tateshina is a typical complex volcano. About the origin of the name of this mountain, tate means water-pepper, and shina means steps or high places. So Tateshina is literally a high mountain of water-peppers. The other name of this mountain Suwa Fuji, literally, Mount Fuji of the Suwa region.

Mount Tateshina is an important part of Yatsugatake-Chūshin Kōgen Quasi-National Park.


Routes to climb up Mount Tateshina are well-developed. The most popular route is to start from the Nanagome parking lot.


See also


  • Shirakaba Kogen Hotel
  • Official Home Page of the Geographical Survey Institute in Japan
  • "Yokodake". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 2021-06-24.
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