Mount Fuji (Fujisan) in stands at 3776 meters tall making it Japan`s highest mountain and the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain and is and has been massively popular among artists and ordinary folk alike for many generations. Mount Fuji is a dormant volcano which most recently erupted in 1708. It stands on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures and can be seen from Tokyo and Yokohama on clear days.

There are many ways to enjoy this spectacular mountain, at times there are excellent views from the right hand side of the train, about 40 to 45 minutes after leaving Tokyo or from the Fuji Five Lake (Fujigoko) region at the northern foot of the mountain, or to Hakone, a nearby hot spring resort. Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during July and August via several routes.

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