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Japan Elevation Map

The topography of Japan is characterized by a diverse range of elevations and landforms, ranging from soaring mountains to coastal plains and river valleys.


Japan is home to more than 200 volcanoes, many of which are active, and the country's mountainous terrain is the result of tectonic activity along the Pacific Ring of Fire.


Mount Fuji, one of Japan's most recognizable landmarks, is the country's highest mountain at 3,776 meters.

Japan's topography has a significant impact on the country's climate, with the mountains and coastal features playing important roles in determining the weather patterns.

Highest point

The highest point in Japan is Mount Fuji, which stands at 3,776 meters and is a cultural icon of Japan. It is a popular destination for hikers and tourists, and is considered one of Japan's three holy mountains.

Lowest point

The lowest point in Japan is Hachirogata, a lake located in Akita Prefecture that sits at an elevation of -4 meters below sea level. The lake was created in the 10th century after a massive flood, and is now a popular spot for fishing and boating.

Similar landscape

Japan is similar to other island nations like New Zealand and Iceland, characterized by rugged terrain and active geological processes.

Popular cities

See here a list of 10 cities in Japan and their elevation above sea level.