Mt. Fuji

World Heritage Site and Japan’s tallest mountain at 3,776 meters tall.

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At a staggering 3,776 meters tall, Mt. Fuji is Japan’s tallest mountain and the pride of its two homes, Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures. This famous peak is an iconic symbol of Japan.

In 2013, Mt. Fuji was registered as a World Heritage Cultural Site, as it’s recognized as a sacred place and source of artistic inspiration. The entire scope of the designation covers 25 different sites including the mountain pass, surrounding shrines, lava tree molds as well as its lakes and marshes.
In the past, it was long believed that Mt. Fuji’s constant volcanic activity was an act of god. Many revered it, while mountain ascetics would climb its peak to worship and hopefully appease the mountain before it erupted again. Today, the mountain is a place that anyone can climb.
Mt. Fuji is known for its iconic cone shape, making it the subject of many artistic works and literary pieces. The historic wood block prints of the mountain also caused many influences and inspiration among artists in Europe.

Mt. Fuji was formed at its beautiful height and shape by multiple volcanic eruptions. The last eruption was about 300 year ago. Today, you can find many sengen shrines and sacred sites dotting the way from the mountain foothills to its peak, in an act to keep it from erupting again.

Mt. Fuji has 4 different climbing routes, which are available to use in the months between July to early September. Outside of these months the climbing routes are closed as the mountain is blanketed in snow and considered too dangerous to climb. Even in midsummer, the mountain peak is only about 5° C, so winter gear is a must.

Highlights

  • Japan’s tallest mountain.
  • It’s registered as a World Heritage Cultural Site because it serves as a “sacred place and source of artistic inspiration”.
  • Climbing routes are open from July to early September. There are 4 different routes across Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures.
  • Make sure to bring appropriate climbing gear.

Photos

  • View of Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko

    View of Mt. Fuji from Lake Kawaguchiko

  • Tour around the top of Mt. Fuji’s summit

    Tour around the top of Mt. Fuji’s summit

  • A view of emerging light from Mt. Fuji’s summit

    A view of emerging light from Mt. Fuji’s summit

  • View of Mt .Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park

    View of Mt .Fuji from Arakurayama Sengen Park

  • Mt. Fuji and Tea Fields in Shizuoka Prefecture.

    Mt. Fuji and Tea Fields in Shizuoka Prefecture.

  • Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka at Winter

    Mt. Fuji and Lake Yamanaka at Winter

Reviews

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  • LOVE曉婷

    富士山登山路綫很熱門,在五合目就看到很多不同的隊伍,裝備齊全準備出發。

  • 李文生

    世界文化遺產的珍貴景點一定要去爬一次!

  • Louis Zhang

    山上垃圾很多,應該都是遊客留下來,還好一年只開放兩個月,如果是全年都可以去,那應該改名叫垃圾山。

  • 許家妤

    富士山很壯觀,尤其是冬天季節山頭有雪覆蓋的時候最為美麗

  • Emma Lee

    車子開到五合目停車場後開始登山,步道整備完善相當好走,晚上住宿在八合目的山莊小屋,清晨起床準備攻上3776公尺高山頂欣賞日出,這是一個美好而且難得的體驗。

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Details

Name in Japanese
富士山
Address
Found in both of its proud homes of Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures. (The top is private land, owned by Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha)
Official Website
Official Website (English)