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Overview

A gently sloping conical volcanic mountain that has lain dormant since 1707, Mt Fuji is known for its dramatic views, mountain climbing and stunning beauty.

Description

Set between Yamanashi and Shizuoka, Mt. Fuji is an active volcano that last erupted in 1707. With a majestic conical form, this graceful mountain is sacred to its people and revered by even those around the world. Every season brings a new color to Mt. Fuji, marvelous snow capped white in winters and abundant lush and verdant in the summers. July 1st is usually the traditional opening date for climbers as the snow may not have melted before that. Mountain climbing enthusiasts ought to climb Mt Fuji at least once. Although it is a fairly tough climb, it is made more convenient with various mountain huts and facilities along the way. Tourists who wish to the mountain views at a more leisurely pace could take the train from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko, following which they catch the bus from Kawaguchiko station along the Fuji-Subaru line to the fifth level. This level offers observation decks that capture spectacular views. This is also paired with an onsen experience sometimes, making it a worthwhile day trip.

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Good to know

  • For those who are looking to climb Mt. Fuji, make sure that you have trained in advance and ascend slowly so as to not get altitude sickness.

Address

Mount Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka Prefecture 418-0112, Japan
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