The Japanese word for mountain is yama and mountain range is sanmyaku.
Interesting facts about mountains in Japan
Japan’s interior is somewhat mountainous and the country is home to somewhere between 16,00 to 18,00 mountains. The largest and most iconic of these is the majestic and iconic Mt. Fuji – which not only happens to be a mountain but also the biggest volcano in Japan!
Some of these mountains – especially Mt. Fuji are considered to be holy and sacred places to both Shintoists and Buddhists alike. Read more these sacred mountains here.