Mount Fuji (富士山 Fujisan)

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!  富士山④Its 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.

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