Mt. Fuji

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Mt. Fuji is not only the tallest mountain in Japan, but it is also considered sacred, and that in addition to its beautiful surroundings make it an extremely popular destination for thousands of worshippers and mountain-climbing enthusiasts every year. In 2013, Mt. Fuji was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site due to its spiritual, artistic, and cultural value along with its majestic beauty. In fact, not just the mountain itself, but a total of 25 component properties including the surrounding shrines and mountain trails are also included in the World Heritage registration.

Photographs provided by the Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association.

Postal code
Kitayama, Fujinomiya City, Shizuoka
Recommended season
July, August, September, October

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Mt. Fuji is a must-see for anyone visiting Japan. It can be viewed from a number of places, but most exquisitely from Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures. Its iconic snow-capped appearance can be seen for about half the year starting in September or October, but regardless of when you visit, make sure you have a camera ready to take lots of pictures.
The mountain is also popular to climb, and the sunrise from the summit is absolutely breathtaking. However, prospective climbers beware—it is not an easy trail up or down! It is the tallest mountain in the country, and the climb is representative of that. Anyone looking to make the trek should make sure they have adequate footwear and attire, gloves, a walking stick, plenty of water, and snacks for the way. It’s also a good idea to bring sunscreen, since the sun can be pretty intense!


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