Kyushu is a separate island in the south of Japan, and because of its southerly position it has a subtropical climate, particularly in the very southernmost prefectures of Miyazaki and Kagoshima. The island is mountainous, and Japan’s most active volcano, Mt Aso at 1,591 metres (5,220 ft), is on Kyushu. There are many other signs of tectonic activity, including numerous areas of hot springs. The most famous of these are in Beppu, on the east coast, and around Mt. Aso, in central Kyushu.