Mount Yari is centrally located on the Japanese island of Honshū in Nagano Prefecture. It is situated in the Hida Mountains, which are part of the Japanese Alps. Mount Yari is one of the “100 Famous Japanese Mountains”, which were listed by Kyūya Fukada in 1964, and it is the fifth highest peak of the country. The mountain owes its name Yari, which translates to “spear”, to its characteristic pointed shape. For this reason it is also known as the “Matterhorn of Japan”.
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Elevation: 3180 m
Country and region: Japan, Nagano
Mountain range: Hida Mountains
Prominence: 432 m
Orometric dominance: 14
Coordinates: 36.341944, 137.647500