An active volcano of 2,236m above sea level to extend over the prefectural border with Yamagata and Akita, Mt. Chokai, the highest peak in Yamagata Prefecture. It’s known as Dewa Fuji since the shape of permanent snow on the mountaintop resembles Mt. Fuji. Mt. Chokai reflected in the rice field on a sunny day is so beautiful that words cannot describe it. The abundant spring water at the foot of the mountain. It doesn’t freeze even in winter. Currently, alpine plants bloom profusely in summer, attracting climbers. In spring, the mountain’s sightseeing road “Chokai Blue Line” is opened. You can overlook the Sea of Japan and Shonai plains when I run up the road.