"What's the second-highest mountain in Japan?" is a question that even the people who know it can't answer. No one can even bring themselves to say, "It's on the tip of my tongue..." What a pity. It's Mount Kita, at 3193 meters. It's number two in Japan, but it doesn't make an impression on anyone. That said... Mount Fuji is so beautiful, and everyone loves it. The name's also a bit of a stretch, isn't it? Mount Kita's name probably stems from it being kita (north) of something. A mountain shouldn't be treated that way. Mount Fuji simply looks so beautiful for a mountain. But on the other hand, if Mount Kita were higher than Mount Fuji, people might not forgive it. They might get angry. They might tear it down and make it lower. Mount Kita... it's for the best that you're in second place.