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Mt. Fuji at 3,776 m high above sea level is the highest and most popular mountain in Japan, and is considered one of the most beautiful conical volcanoes in the world. A source of inspiration in many classic Japanese art, poetry and other works, Mt. Fuji was officially registered as an UNESCO's World Heritage Site for it's "notoriety, scientific importance, and cultural and educational value of global significance" in 2013. Though dormant, Mt. Fuji is respected and revered in a country very much tied to Shinto roots in which Kami (gods) inhabit natural features on the landscape. According to legends, Mt. Fuji is home to the Kami Konohana Sakuyahime, the wife of the god Ninigi (The grandson to Amaterasu who pacified Japan with the three celestial gifts: the sword Kusanagi, the mirror Yata no Kagami, and the jewel Yasakani no Magatama). Thanks to the legends, there are multiple shrines dedicated to the goddess at the base and summit of Mt. Fuji. The base of Mt. Fuji, which forms an almost perfect circle, stretched between 35 to 40 km in diameter. There is plenty to explore at the base of Mt. Fuji, including the Fuji Five Lakes area, home to the thrilling amusement park Fuji-Q Highland and is often considered the best place to enjoy Mt. Fuji's beauty.
Mt. Fuji is considered a normal or dormant volcano, with the last eruption occurring around the early 1700's. Thanks to the relative inactivity, Mt. Fuji is a popular spot for tourists both from Japan and internationally alike. During the official climbing season, held between July and August, mountain climbers flock to climb the mountain overnight to see the sunrise. The sunrise from Mt. Fuji is considered one of the best in the world, making this a popular climb among nature enthusiasts. For those less athletically inclined, there are buses which run up to the 5th station of Mt. Fuji. On a clear morning, visitors can see both oceans, the Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, from the peak of Mt. Fuji. Outside of climbing season, attempting to climb Mt. Fuji is strictly off-limits for amateurs and non-experienced mountain climbers. While many want to climb Mt. Fuji and see the sunrise, it is often believed Mt. Fuji is best enjoyed from a distance. The hot-springs town of Hakone is a popular choice, known for its exceptional views of the surrounding mountains.
If you're hoping to see the stunning beauty of Mt. Fuji for yourself, Japan Deluxe Tours highly recommends joining any of our fully guided vacation packages between Tokyo & Kyoto to enjoy the mountain's beauty from Hakone. For more adventurous travelers or those looking to add a hike or climb, ask your travel agent about our affordable line of custom or private tour options between July through August to catch the spectacular sunrise from the mountain. Come see Mt. Fuji and the rest of Japan with a small group tour or cherry blossom Japan tour with Japan Deluxe Tours!
Consists of Lake Kawaguchi, Motosu, Sai, Shoji, and Yamanaka at the base of Mt. Fuji
Lake Ashi with Mount Fuji in the background is the symbol of Hakone
Major amusement park with record holding thrilling rides
Composed of a Museum, Tea House and Garden
Beautiful tunnel formed by cascading wisteria flowers
Well known safari animal park in Japan
800,000 shibazakura or pink moss cover the fields in shades of pink