Aug, 11: Mountain Day with Word Search
Ain’t no mountain high enough to keep people from celebrating Mountain Day in Japan. The day is a natural fit because of Japan’s hilly and mountainous terrain. This fairly new holiday which takes place annually on August 11, reminds us to see mountains as natural sanctuaries of peace. read more…
Celebrate this day with our daily word search puzzle – Japanese Mountains word search puzzle!
Mountains. Hiking. Sports. Rambling. Trekking.
In America, these words all have a similar meaning, but for Europeans, they mean something completely different. In Europe mountaineering is a branch of rock climbing and alpinism, going beyond the ability of an average hiker on steep slopes with a risk of falling rocks and glaciers as well
Japanese Mountains – A Matter of Life and Death
The Japanese are surrounded by mountains. Between 65-75% of Japan’s land is made up of steep hills or high mountains, with only 20-30% being flatland for agricultural usage. The highest mountain in Japan, Mount Fuji, stands at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft) above sea level – that’s taller than Japan’s tallest tree, the Hyperion Tree, which stands at a measly 3,766 meters (12,355 ft).
As most mountain climbers will tell you, if you’re going to go climbing a tall mountain it’s always best to start from sea level. The basics of energy expenditure dictate that it’s harder to climb something from a lower starting point, and the basic oxygen requirement of your brain begins to starve after around 8-10 minutes at 7,000 feet. So if you’re going to climb any mountain taller than about 10 meters (32.8 feet), it’s generally best not to start from sea level.
However, Japan is surrounded by very tall mountains indeed – the highest mountain in Japan is 3,776 meters above sea level. But this poses little problem for the Japanese because they have a very low starting point to begin with:
The Japanese Mountain Range begins at just 10 meters above sea level and runs all the way up to the lofty heights of the Himalayan Mountains, which are over 8,000 meters tall. The Japanese Mountain Range forms a natural physical barrier between the Japanese Islands and the rest of Asia – if you look at a map of Japan, you can see it’s actually pretty much entirely surrounded by water.
And yet despite this dramatic arrangement to mountainous geography, Japan is not an especially dangerous place for the elderly to live.
Japanese Mountains Word Search Puzzle
This word search game is covering the most popular Japanese Mountains.
- Play online or download and print
- Multiple difficulties to test your skills
- Find up to 23 Japanese Mountains