Mount Fuji:Fuji-san(富士山)


Mount Fuji is one of the famous mountains in the world, located 100 km (60 miles) west of Tokyo.
It has several names such as

  • Mt. Fuji
  • Fuji-Yama
  • Fuji-San

Japanese people call Mount Fuji as Fuji-San.
“Fuji (富士)” is the name of the mountain, and “San (山)” means the mountain.

Here, I will explain the following points regarding Mt. Fuji:

  • The height of Mt. Fuji
  • The location of Mt. Fuji
  • The feature of Mt. Fuji

Mount Fuji = Highest Mountain in Japan

The highest mountain in Japan is Mount Fuji.
Its height is 3,776 meters.

Climbing Season

Official Climbing Season is from Early July to Mid September.

During the periods, Mt. Fuji is usually free of snow, and the weather is relatively mild in the area.
(But, the summer in Japan is really hot and humid.)

Geographic Location of Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji stands on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures.
On clear days, you may see Mt. Fuji from Tokyo or Yokohama.

From Shinkansen (Super-express:新幹線)

When you use Tokaido Shinkansen (Super-express) from Tokyo to Nagoya, Kyoto, or Osaka, you can see the Mt. Fuji.
The best location to watch Mt. Fuji is Shin-Fuji station, approximately 50 minutes from Tokyo using Super-express (Shinkansen).

If you love to play golf…

If you like to play gold, I would recommend to play it in Shizuoka or Yamanashi prefectures.

Most golf courses have a nice view of Mt.Fuji, and you can enjoy it in addition to playing golf.
Also, most golf clubs have excellent Japanese food restaurants.

When you play golf in Shizuoka Prefecture during the spring season, you can also watch beautiful scenery of green tea farm.


The Feature of Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji has beautiful scenery with the nearly perfect volcanic-cone shape.
Japanese people regard Mt. Fuji as a symbol of Japan.

Fortunately, Mt. Fuji was designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013.

Volcanic Activity

Previously, Mt. Fuji was considered dormant since the last eruption in 1707.
However, experts and geologists classified it as an active volcano.



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