The Land of Mountains (山の国, Yama no Kuni) is a member of the Great Shinobi Countries and is located to the south of the Land of Fire and the Land of Wind. It is very mountainous, as the name suggests. It has two great rivers and hundreds of ravines. It was a primitive land until shortly after the Third Shinobi World War, when Ryun Uchiha united its clans to form his village. The Land of Mountains is one of the largest and most powerful countries in the shinobi world. Its main hidden village, Yamagakure, is the home of a revived Uchiha clan. The Land of Mountains is appropriately oriented towards the element of earth, typically having very dark and rainy weather. While not the largest country, it has the second largest largest hidden village.
Soon after its formation, the Land of Mountains was attacked by the exceedingly powerful group, the Kagekenin. This group destroyed anything in their path and killed countless people. It was stopped by Yamagakure's First Yamakage. In the harsh years that followed, the Land of Mountains slowly recovered and became accustomed to war. This was seen by other countries, who had been working to increase their military power, as a strength.
There are numerous known villages in the Land of Mountains. Most of them are non-shinobi villages, however, after the Second Shinobi World War ninja villages became more prevalent in the land. The known villages in the Land of Mountains are as follows;
Other than the shinobi villages, there are other important locations within the Land of Mountains. They are as follows;
- Dark Forest
- Goddessdrop Mountain
- Shrine River
- Southern Mountains
- The layout for this country is inspired by the Johto region in Pokemon.