Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is a picture perfect volcano located about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. With 3,776 meters Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain and can be seen from Yokohama and Tokyo when the sky is clear. Mount Fuji has been a pilgrimage site for centuries and a subject of countless pieces of art during Japan’s Edo period. It is considered one of the country’s three sacred mountains and one of Japan’s most visited attractions. Mount Fuji is an active volcano but its last eruption was more than 300 years ago in 1707.

If you’d like to climb Mount Fuji, it’s best to come in July or August as the mountain is open for trekking on various routes. Make sure you plan in an extra night for your trip. For a more relaxed way of visiting Mount Fuji, head to the Fuji Five Lake (Fujigoko) region or to Hakone. There is a lovely tourist route around the lake with several great viewing points to fully see the beauty of Mount Fuji. The resort area around the lake is very beautiful on its own and there are lots of onsens, so plan in some extra time for that :)

We only stayed for one day in Mount Fuji as most of the 3 weeks in Japan were allocated to Kyoto and Tokyo. Well and one day for Disneyland (of course!). So we took the train super early in the morning and then had the whole day at Mount Fuji. We took the shuttle bus around the lake (as shown in the map) and thereby were able to see quite a lot of the area. The weather was great also, such a fun day :)

 

For more things to do in Japan, head over to this post. Have fun travelling :) :)

 

13 Comments

  1. September 29, 2017 / 6:45 pm

    This is totally on my Japan Travel list. The second I’m able to Japan is where my husband and I will be, three weeks would be so amazing! I love that you mention you need two days because I totally won’t have thought of that.

  2. September 30, 2017 / 12:15 am

    Mt. Fuji sounds so amazing and it looks amazing too. Japan has always been an interesting country for me and I’ve heard so many good things about it! I hope to see it someday!

  3. September 30, 2017 / 12:34 pm

    This looks stunning. My friend just got back from a trip to Japan and it really looks like an amazing place to visit.

  4. September 30, 2017 / 2:20 pm

    Wow, what a beautiful site. To be able to experience visiting a place like this is a once in a lifetime experience for most. I would love to visit one of these days.

  5. September 30, 2017 / 3:17 pm

    What a fantastic place to visit. I have to add it to my bucket list. This is truly amazing.

  6. September 30, 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Beautiful photos, looks like a wonderful place to visit. It has always been on my list of places I would love to vacation.

  7. October 1, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    Mount Fuji looks like such a beautiful nature destination. I’m sure that it is even more regal when you are standing in its presence in real life.

  8. October 2, 2017 / 2:56 am

    What an amazing adventure. My husband has been to Mt. Fuji, and always talks about how he wants us to go someday.

  9. October 2, 2017 / 10:14 am

    Thanks for sharing this beautiful trip with us. I’d love to visit Mount Fuji as well :)

  10. Robin Rue
    October 2, 2017 / 1:36 pm

    I have always wanted to see Mount Fuji. It looks like it would be breath taking to take in the sight of it.

  11. TColeman
    October 2, 2017 / 1:37 pm

    Taking trips and getting more in touch with nature and the miracles that they have is important. I have been planning more of these trips!

  12. October 3, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Ever since I took Japanese in school I’ve wanted to travel there. I’m fascinated by the culture and to see Mount Fuji in person would be incredible.

  13. October 3, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    This is totally on my bucket list. How lucky to have such beautiful day to see such an incredible site. Sounds like an amazing trip to Japan.

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