Mount Fuji is located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m. It is an active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–1708. Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometers from Tokyo and can be seen clearly from there on a blue-skied day. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped for about 5 months a year. It is also a very well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.

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There are many opportunities for travelers to enjoy views of Mount Fuji. Of course, the most obvious would be to climb the mountain, as you cannot help but see the slopes as you plod along the trails up to the peak. But the climbing season only lasts for a few months and frankly, Mount Fuji looks better from afar than from close up.

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Mount Fuji is also one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” (三霊山 Sanreizan) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013.

This is a location that almost everyone would recommend to visit, but you must be aware and reserve a day to climb this or even more!

Happy traveling to all travelers!

 

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