Mount Fuji Japan

Mount Fuji Japan

Images of Mount Fuji are inseparable from the identity of Japan. A beautiful silhouette with a long history of world adoration, it is also the most-climbed mountain in the world with over 100,000 climbers making the ascent each year. This is even more astonishing when you learn that the peak climbing season is very short , from mid-July thru the end of August.

Here’s an informative video about Mount Fuji.

Here’s a brief video showcasing views of Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and the bullet train to Tokyo.

To see all 36 of Hokusai’s 36 views of Mount Fuji, go here.

FunFacts about Mount Fuji Japan (Source) (Source)

  • The Japanese refer to Mount Fuji as Fuji-san.
  • Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet (3,776 meters).
  • Mount Fuji is located on Honshu Island in Japan. Japan is an archipelago and consists of about 6,852 islands. Honshu is the largest island.
  • Mount Fuji is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Mount Fuji is an active volcano with a crater 820 feet deep.
  • Mount Fuji’s most recent eruption was December 16, 1707 thru January 1, 1708.
  • Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s three Holy Mountains along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku.
  • Mount Fuji has inspired pilgrimages for centuries.
  • The origin of the name ‘Fuji’ appears to be contested. But my two favorites are ‘fire’ from the Yamato language or ‘everlasting life’ from the Ainu language.
  • The first white woman to climb Mount Fuji was Lady Fanny Parkes in 1867.
  • Shintoists in Japan consider Mount Fuji sacred to the goddess Sengen-Sama. The Fujiko sect believes the mountain is a being with a soul.
  • 100,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year making it the most climbed mountain in the world.
  • Though Mount Fuji is 62 miles from Tokyo, the mountain can be seen from the city on clear days.
  • Ancient Samurai used the base of the mountain for training.
  • Mount Fuji is often found in Japanese art. Among the most famous are Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji and his One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji.

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