Mount Shirouma

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Mount Shirouma
Shiroumadake from maruyama 26 2000 7 30.jpg
Mount Shirouma and the Mountain hut
Highest point
Elevation 2,932.24 m (9,620.2 ft) [1]
Listing 100 Famous Japanese Mountains
List of mountains in Japan
Coordinates 36°45′31″N 137°45′31″E / 36.75861°N 137.75861°E / 36.75861; 137.75861Coordinates: 36°45′31″N 137°45′31″E / 36.75861°N 137.75861°E / 36.75861; 137.75861[2]
Mount Shirouma is located in Japan
Mount Shirouma
Mount Shirouma
Location of Mount Shirouma in Japan.
Location Hakuba, Nagano Prefecture and Kurobe, Toyama, Toyama Prefecture,
Parent range Hida Mountains
Topo map Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 白馬岳[1]
50000:1 白馬岳

Mt. Shirouma (白馬岳, Shirouma-dake) is a peak in the Hida Mountains range of the Japanese Alps, located in Nagano Prefecture and Toyama Prefecture, central Honshu, Japan.


Mount Shirouma is the 26th-tallest mountain in Japan. At 2,932 metres (9,619 ft), it is the highest peak in the Hakuba section of the Hida Mountains, and one of the top "to climb" peaks for Japanese hikers. It is also one of the few peaks in Japan with year-round snow fields (Firn), in the Shirouma Dai Sekkei, or Shirouma deep-snow gorge (白馬大雪渓).

It is located within the Chūbu-Sangaku National Park.[3] Mount Shirouma is one of the landmark 100 Famous Japanese Mountains.

Alpine plants are also abundant on Shirouma in the summer.[4]



  1. ^ a b "Map inspection service of 25000:1 白馬岳(富山)" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  2. ^ "Mountains altitude list in Japan(Nagano)" (in Japanese). Geospatial Information Authority of Japan. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  3. ^ "Chūbu-Sangaku National Park". Ministry of the Environment (Japan). Archived from the original on February 27, 2012. Retrieved December 16, 2010.
  4. ^ "New 100 Famous Mountains with Flower(新・花の百名山)". Sumie Tanaka (in Japanese). Bunsyunbunko, ISBN 4-16-731304-9. 1995. templatestyles stripmarker in |publisher= at position 15 (help); Missing or empty |url= (help)

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