Kinkasan is a small mountainous island at the tip of the Oshika Peninsula, not far from in , , . Literally meaning "Golden Flower Mountain", its spiritual significance and the fact that the island used to be a site for a brief gold prospecting boom ensure a steady stream of visitors eager for some good fortune to rub off.

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  • Type:  island
  • Location:  , , , ,
  • Latitude:  38° 17' 37" (38.2936°) north
  • Longitude:  141° 34' 6.5" (141.5685°) east
  • Elevation:  334 meters (1,096 feet)
  • Wikidata:  Kinkasan
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Kinkasan

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English:  Kinkuwasan Island Japanese:  きんかさん Japanese:  キンカサン Japanese:  金華山 JPKNK Kinkasan-tō Kinkazan Kinkazan-tō Kinkwazan

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