"MOUNT FUJI" Mt. Fuji - Day Trip Tip by Adeline_Foo

Mt. Fuji - Day Trip, Tokyo: 23 reviews and 44 photos

 
 

Mount Fuji, affectionately called 'Fuji-san' by the Japanese, has been revered since ancient times. Throughout the centuries Japanese poets have written about it, painters have painted it, pilgrims have flocked to it, and more than a few people have died on it. Without a doubt, this mountain has been photographed more than anything else in Japan.
Mount Fuji is stunningly impressive. At 12,388 feet, it towers far above anything else around it, a cone of almost perfectly symmetrical proportions. Mt. Fuji is majestic, grand, and awe-inspiring. To the Japanese it symbolizes the very spirit of their country. Though it's visible on clear days from as far as 100 miles away, Fuji-san is, unfortunately, almost always cloaked in clouds. If you catch a glimpse of this mighty mountain (which you can sometimes do from the bullet train between Tokyo and Nagoya), consider yourself extremely lucky. One of the best spots for views of Mount Fuji is Hakone.
I was lucky that on the day we went to Mount Fuji, the weather was very nice, the sky was clear so we can see Mount Fuji very clearly. Our tour guide said we were very lucky because normally we can't see Mount Fuji in the early April as it was hidden behind the clouds!

Address: Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan
Directions: Southeast part of Yamanashi at the border of Shizuoka.
Phone: +81-3-3201-3331
Website: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/yamanashi/fuji_yamanashi.html

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Feb 25, 2003
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