Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

Mt. Fuji has been standing proudly on the soil of Japan as the highest mountain over there

Where is Mt. Fuji located?

Mt. Fuji is situated in Japan in the Honshu Island. It lies on the southwest of Tokyo and can be seen in naked eyes in a crystal clear day from there and even from Yokohama. Sometimes, it can be seen from a great distance, which is from China, Tochigi and Lake Hamana when the sky is sheer and cleaned up. Moreover, it is situated near to the Honshu’s Pacific coast. Also, it spans the border Yamanashi and Shizuoka regions. The five lakes, which surround the giant gift of nature, are Lake Yamanaka, Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Motosu, Lake Shoji and lastly Lake Sai. This is what provides the magnificent and picturesque views of the mountain.

What is the description of the mountain?

The highest mountain of Japan is 3776.24 m and is considered as an active volcano that has been noted to have last erupted in the year of 1707-08. To talk more about its description, it has an exceptional symmetrical conecapped by the white milky snow.

What is the history of Mt. Fuji?

This attractive volcano was always centered in the Japanese art after the 1600 when people actually saw the mountain while moving on the Tokaido road after Edo became the actual capital. To shed light into this matter, some of the famous artworks include 36 views of Mt. Fuji. The first one to climb the highest Japanese mountain was a monk. Moreover, the first foreigner to ascent was Sir Rutherford Alcock, which took him 8 hours and another 3 years to descent.

What are the attractions of Mt. Fuji?

Mt, Fuji, being the highest mountain in Japan, is a spot of attraction for that reason.  This volcano which is nearly perfectly shaped has been worshipped as a holy mountain and been praised by many artists. This is also acknowledged as one of the Holy Mountains of Japan along with the two others known as Mt. Haku and Mt. Tate. This mountain blessed with the scenic beauty of the nature is very popular and portrayed in arts and photographs. There is always the shower of enthusiastic sightseers and adventurous climbers who visit Mount Fuji and make this place lively with their presence. This Mountain is as beautiful as a picture, the scenic beauty is just breathtaking and of course it is considered as a historic site too.  To bring into the limelight this glorious mountain, which is celebrated as a cultural site, was even added into the World Heritage Site in the year of 2013, in the 22nd of June.

If you want to see Mount Fuji, you can take a trip on a train between Tokyo and Osaka. Try to visit there during colder seasons as that will bless you with the beautiful scenes of this active volcano. Also, if you want to visit it from soothing comfortable surroundings, you should just go to the Fuji Five Lake area at the northern foot of this volcano. Another choice is to visit the close hot spring resort. For the adventurers, the climbing is open only during July and August by means of several routes.

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