Mountain Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with an altitude of 3,776 metres. Located just west of the capital, Tokyo, Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s three Holy Mountains, the other two being Mount Tate and Mount Haku. A perfect symmetrical volcanic cone, Mt Fuji is a familiar symbol of Japan and is a top attraction for tourists, climbers as well as photographers and artists. Let’s have a look on the various exciting facts about Mt Fuji.
It is surrounded by the small cities of Gotemba to the south, Fujiyoshida to the north and Fujinomiya to the southwest as well as by five lakes. The mountain is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Given a clear weather, the mountain is visible from Yokohama, Tokyo, and sometimes even from Chiba, Saitama and Lake Hamana. The climate is very cold at the summit and is covered by snow for [...]