We all admire the beauty of Mt. Fuji/ Fuji-san. Japan’s Mt. Fuji is, one of the country’s sacred mountain, an active volcano about 100 km southwest of Tokyo. Also known as called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A popular go-to for mountaineers and also a well known pilgrimage site for ages. Its beauty is a common subject to many artworks especially from Hokusai and Hiroshige.
Here we feature our top 10 we think best shots of the volcano.
Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s famous “Three Holy Mountains” including Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It is a special place with blissful aura and one of Japan’s historic sites. It is also listed on the World Heritage List as a cultural site.
December 16th 1707 was it’s last eruption.
Mount Fuji is a very popular icon of Japan. It stands 3,776.24 m tall and is near the Pacific coast of central Honshu (west of Tokyo). It is situated on the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures.
There are 3 cities that surrounds around Mount Fuji, namely Gotemba, Fujiyoshida, and Fujinomiya. It is also surrounded by five famous lakes: Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Motosu and Lake Shōji. n.
People tend to hike Mount Fuji is from July to August. Which is summer time in Japan.
The summit of Mount Fuji has a tundra climate. The temperature is very low at the high altitude, and the cone is covered by snow for several months of the year. The lowest recorded temperature of all time is at −38.0 °C (dated back in February 1981).
Other Japanese names for Mount Fuji: Fuji-no-Yama, Fuji-no-Takane, Fuyō-hō, and Fugaku.
Most renowned artworks with Mt. Fuji as subject are the works of Hokusai. Such as “36 Views of Mount Fuji” and his “One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji”. The mountain is mentioned in Japanese literature throughout the ages and is the subject of several art forms.
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