Travel Guide to Mount Fuji

Chureito Pagoda with iconic views of Fujisan

Mount Fuji is the symbol of Japan, reaching at height of 3,776 meters in the central part of Honshu, bordering Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. This majestic, sacred mountain is celebrated for its perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone. Chances are, you’ve seen pictures of it, seeing as it’s a favoured subject in Japanese art and culture. Its snow-capped peak is a beautiful sight, visible from Tokyo on clear days and attracting visitors from around the world.

Mount Fuji can be seen from Hakone, Enoshima island in Kamakura or The Five Lakes.

Key events associated with Mount Fuji include the official climbing season in July and August, drawing thousands of hikers to its slopes. It’s quite hard to catch a glimpse of the volcano, as it’s mostly hidden behind clouds. Winter is the best time to see it, as there are many clear days.

Prefecture: Straddles Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures
Region: Chubu region, central Honshu
Climate: Varied, from moderate at the base to alpine conditions at the summit
Major Festivals: Official climbing season, Fuji Shibazakura Festival
Local Food & Drinks: Freshwater fish, onsen egg

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