Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji or Fuji-san is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 meters. It’s a symbol of Japan and considered one of the three holy mountain.

Mt. Fuji is an active volcano. The last eruption was in 1700s.


Mt. Fuji is about 100 km south-west of Tokyo. The shape is exceptionally symmetrical cone with snow covered on top for several month in a year. It’s a symbol of Japan and often depicted in photograph, novel and song.

When the weather is clear, Mt. Fuji is visible from Tokyo. 


Mt. Fuji became UNESCO world heritage site in June 2013.

The hike season begins in July. As you can see, in summer there is no snow on top of the mountain.


My favorite picture of Mt. Fuji (with cosmos garden)


Mt. Fuji is surrounded by 5 lakes (Fuji-go-ko). They are; Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shijiko and Motosuko. Lake Kawaguchiko is the easiest access of them all.

Lake Kawaguchiko


I’ve been to Mt. Fuji several times but never once climb it. Maybe next time!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


For optional tour reservation and inquiry, please contact or visit one of our Tourist information center in Tokyo.

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3 thoughts on “Mt. Fuji

  1. very nice and simple description about Fuji san .. in next time please tell us about the access to reach there and best season to visit ..many thanks


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