Mt. Fuji

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Mt. Fuji | Japan's Iconic, Tallest Mountain

Mt. Fuji | Japan's Iconic, Tallest Mountain

Mt. Fuji at 3,776 m high above sea level is the highest and most popular mountain in Japan, and considered one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. Mt. Fuji has been officially registered as an UNESCO’s World Heritage as of 2013. Though dormant, Mt. Fuji is respected, and revered, in a country very much tied to Shinto roots in which kami, or gods, inhabit natural features of the landscape. According to Japanese legend, Mt. Fuji is home to the kami Konohana SakuyaHime, and shrines dedicated to the goddess grace both the base and summit. The base of Mt. Fuji, forming an almost perfect circle, stretches 35 to 40 km in diameter. The volcano has not been active for more than 250 years and is a very popular tourist spot for both the people of Japan and foreign visitors.During the official climbing season in July and August, mountain climbers typically climb the mountain overnight to see the sunrise. For those who are not much of a climber, busses run up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji. On clear mornings, visitors can see both oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, from the peak of Mt. Fuji. Outside the climbing season, attempting Mt. Fuji is strictly the realm of experienced mountaineers. Others believe that Mt. Fuji is best enjoyed from a distance; the area around the historic hot springs resort at Hakone in particular is known for its exceptional views of the surrounding mountains, especially the iconic Mt. Fuji. Come witness the stunning iconic.


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