Kosaka: Pyramid Mountains of Japan

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KOSAKA Wado has given a list of fifteen prominent pyramid mountains of Japan. There are many others as an Internet search in Japanese will show. Pyramid mountains are man-made pyramids. Japanese made pyramids have a conical shape with a circular base. They are constructed out of natural mountains or built in layers of stone. Covered with soil, they have come to appear like natural forests over time.

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1 Tosako Aomori
2 Kuromanta Aomori
3 Goyosan Iwate
4 Minakamiyama Nagano
5 Ohyama Kanagawa
6 Ashitakayama Shizuoka
7 Togariyama Toyama
8 Takayayama Gifu
9 Kuraiyama Gifu
10 Himurogadake Kyoto-Fu, Tanba
11 Misen Hiroshima (Itsukushima)
12 Ashitakeyama Hiroshima (Shobara no Honmura)
13 Miwayama Nara
14 Yamato Sanzan Nara
15 Tsurugisan Tokushima

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Left to right:  Pyramid mountains Kuraiyama, Kuromanta, Himurogatake. (c) Okunomichi

See the pyramid list of Sakai and Kosaka.