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Japan Island High Points

RankIslandPeak Elev-M StateIsol-Km
1.HonshuFuji-san3776Shizuoka-ken/Yamanashi-ken2076.7
2.HokkaidoAsahi-dake2291Hokkaidō803.9
3.ShikokuIshizuchi-san1982Ehime-ken420.2
4.Yaku-shimaMiyanoura-dake1936Kagoshima-ken453.4
5.KyushuNakadake1791Ōita-ken186.2
6.Rishiri-tōRishiri-zan1721Hokkaidō211.7
7.Sadoga-shimaKimpoku-san1172Niigata-ken95.1
8.Minami Iwo JimaMinami Iwo Jima913Tōkyō-to647.0
9.Hachijō-jimaHachijo-Fuji854Tōkyō-to199.6
10.Ō-shimaMihara-yama736Tōkyō-to36.1
11.Ō-shimaYuwan-dake694Kagoshima-ken153.3
12.Amakusakami-shimaKura-take682Kumamoto-ken31.6
13.Shimono-shimaYatate-yama649Nagasaki-ken112.3
14.DōgoDaimanji-san608Shimane-ken91.7
14.AwajiYuzuruha-san608Hyōgo-ken38.5
16.Itsuku-shimaMisen535Hiroshima-ken6.9
17.Ishigaki-jimaOmoto-dake526Okinawa235.4
18.OkinawaYonaha-dake503Okinawa138.4
19.Aoga-shimaAogashima420 69.3
20.Uotsuri-shimaUotsuri High Point362 155.8
21.Iwo JimaSuribachi-yama161Tōkyō-to58.8
22.Minami-KojimaMinami-Kojima High Point139 6.3
23.Kuba-shimaKuba-shima High Point117 25.9
24.Minamidaitō-jimaMinamidaito-jima High Point75Okinawa310.1
24.Taisho-toTaisho-to High Point75 87.7
26.Kitadaito-jimaKitadaito-jima High Point74Okinawa15.1
27.Okidaito-jimaOkidaito-jima High Point33Okinawa149.6
28.Minami Tori ShimaMinami Tori Shima High Point9Tōkyō-to1017.9
29.Okinotori-shimaOkinotori-shima1Tōkyō-to672.8

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List Description

The interesting thing about this list is that Kyushu, the third largest and second most populous island of Japan, has a lower high point than tiny Yaku-Shima. One would have expected the four main Japanese islands to occupy the first four spots on this list, but that is not the case.

 


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