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Mount Dainichi

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First ascent  Taichō in 717
Mountain range  Ryōhaku Mountains
Elevation  1,709 m
Parent range  Ryōhaku Mountains
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Location  Gujō and Takayama, Gifu Prefecture, Japan
Similar  Mount Shakka, Mount Haku, Mount Kurai, Mt Nobusegatake, Mount Sannomine

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Mount Dainichi (大日ヶ岳, Dainichi-ga-take) is a mountain located in the cities of Gujō and Takayama in Gifu Prefecture, Japan. It is part of the Ryōhaku Mountains and has a height of 1,709 m (5,607 ft). The rain that falls on the mountain flows into three rivers: the Nagara River, the Shō River and the Kuzuryū River.

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Map of Dainichiga-dake, Shirotoricho Maedani, Gujo, Gifu Prefecture 501-5101, Japan

views from mount dainichi


History

Taichō (泰澄, 682–April 20, 767) was the first person to climb Mount Dainichi in 717. From the peak of the mountain, hikers can pray to nearby Mount Haku.

In pre-modern Japan, Mount Dainichi formed part of the border between Mino, Hida and Echizen provinces. Originally located in the village of Itoshiro in Fukui Prefecture, it became part of Gifu Prefecture during the "Great Shōwa Mergers" in 1958. It was first part of the town of Shirotori, which was later merged into the city of Gujō.

References

Mount Dainichi Wikipedia


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