Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan & is a World Heritage Site. It is located in Fujinomiya of the Shizuoka Prefecture. Standing tall at a whopping 3,776 m (12,839 ft), Mount Fuji can be seen from as far as Tokyo and Yokohoma on a clear day. Although it has been dormant since its last eruption in 1707, believe it or not, geologists still classify Mount Fuji as an active volcano! Its nearly perfect symmetry has been a source of inspiration for centuries to both artists and photographers alike.
Records show that the first foreigners to ever climb the mountain were the British Ambassador, Rutherford Alcock, & his men, the British embassy staff on Sep. 11 in the year 1860. In order to commemorate this historic event, a monument of Rutherford Alcock stands by the Fujinomiya Trail.
Today, Mt. Fuji is not only popular among locals, but is also a beloved hotspot that attracts many tourists each year.