Mt Fuji, a symbol of Japan
Mount Fuji, a symbol of Japan, is the highest. awe-inspiring sacred mountain, which is celebrated for the breathtaking beauty of its corn shape and snowcap.
It is an active volcano, which most recently erupted in 1707. It stands on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures and can be seem from Tokyo on clear days.
However, It is said that Mt Fuji is often too shy and you have to consider yourself lucky if you get a clear view of the mountain. Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons of the year than in summer, and in the early morning and late evening hours than during the middle of the day.
The most popular way to enjoy the breathtaking view of Mt Fuji along with a nice natural surrounding is to go to Hakone or Kawaguchiko. You can also enjoy hot springs in the neighborhood.
Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during July and August via several routes.