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Mount Fuji In Japan – Iconic Volcano and Cultural Symbol

By Flamingo Transworld on Mar 27, 2023
Themes:  Cruise  | Category: Places To Visit | Country:  Japan

Japan is actually timeless; it is a country where old customs seamlessly blend with the modern world as if this were a real phenomenon. Japan Tourism presents many unique experiences unmatched by the rest of the world. One of the ancient civilizations, Japan has a rich, diverse, and beautiful past. The spectacular diverse scenery with stunning views and mountains attracts global tourists and offers many different experiences.

Amongst all the different features of Japan, the focus today is on Mount Fuji Volcano. The location of Mount Fuji is in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Fujisan, as locally known, is a volcano close to Tokyo. The elevation of Mount Fuji is around three thousand seven hundred and seventy-six meters. It is a symbolic beauty of Japan for many reasons and is a cultural icon of the country. Japanese cultural photography and art are inspired most by this snow-capped mountain. You can witness this in infinite pictures and paintings. Even so, this is only a portion of what Mt. Fuji offers. Japan tour packages would not be complete without a visit to this surreal location.

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  • How to Reach Mount Fuji

Japan’s Mount Fuji is reachable via a range of modes of transportation.

By Train:

Shin-Fuji Station, the nearest station to Mount Fuji, is a halt on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line. Take a bus or a taxi from there to get to the mountain. As an alternative, you can travel by rail from Tokyo to Mount Fuji.

By Bus:

Another way to reach Mount Fuji is through several bus services from Tokyo.

 One more hassle-free option is to opt for a tour of Mount Fuji from Tokyo. Such tours generally include meals, transportation, and a tour guide to assist you in this experience.

  •  Best Time to Visit Mount Fuji

The best time to visit Mount Fuji totally depends on the reason why you wish to visit. While you plan to visit here, the first and foremost parameter to consider is the weather in Japan.

If you are keen to see Mount Fiji – you should visit in December or January. These are the best months to have unobstructed views. The best time of the day would be in the early mornings between 0700 to 1000 hours.

If you intend to climb Mount Fiji – you should visit from July to September, when the mountain amenities and trails are accessible. Always check the weather prediction before you go since you know the weather can be erratic.

  • Mt Fuji Five Lakes

One of the places to visit in Japan is the base of Mount Fuji features stunning lakes at one thousand feet above sea level. The Mount Fuji Five Lakes region is a popular spot for tourists thanks to its gorgeous setting.

Lake Kawaguchiko

Out of the five Mount Fuji Lakes – Lake Kawaguchiko is the easiest to access from Tokyo. You can see a perfect reflection of Mt. Fuji in the lake. With plenty of attractions, museums, hot springs, and fishing options, a trip to this lake is a refreshing getaway.

Lake Yamanakako

The largest of the five Mount Fuji Lakes – Lake Yamanakako is the second most developed lake after Lake Kawaguchiko. From the area surrounding the lake, Mount Fuji may be seen clearly.

 Lake Saiko

Lake Saiko is right in the center of the five Mount Fuji Lakes. Surrounded by steep slopes from all sides, Lake Saiko is unique compared to other lakes. You can clearly watch Mt. Fuji from the western point of this lake.

Lake Shojiko

The smallest of the five Mount Fuji Lakes – Lake Shojiko is a Mount Fuji World Cultural Heritage Site Asset. The reflection of Mount Fuji on the lake makes it a popular spot to click for the best landscape photography.

Lake Motosuko

Lake Motosuko, on the western point of the five lakes, is not a popular tourist hub as the other lakes. But it is famous; due to its depiction of a thousand Chinese Yen bills. The backside of this bill has a scene of Mount Fuji with this lake.

  • Places to visit near Mount Fuji

Along with the mountain, why not explore the other tourist attractions of Mount Fuji?

Fuji Q Highland

 Fuji Q Highland is the only place in the country where you can enjoy the views of Mt. Fuji while riding a roller coaster. Home to the Takabisha – the steepest roller coaster and DoDonpa – the quickest accelerating roller coaster, a treat for adventure seekers.

Chureito Pagoda

 The pagoda and Mt. Fuji in one of the popular Mt. Fuji pictures is the renowned Chureito Pagoda. The best time to visit this five-story pagoda is in the morning. It is the best time to avoid crowds and watch Mt. Fuji in its complete splendor.

Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine

Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine is in Fujiyoshida city and is a UNESCO site at the base of Mount Fuji. This shrine is renowned for its scenic beauty and ancient architecture and is a starting point for climbing Mount Fuji.

Shira-Ito Waterfall

The most beautiful waterfall in Japan is the Shira-ito waterfall. It is in Fujinomya, Shizuoka, close to Mount Fuji. This waterfall is also renowned as a global marvel.

  •  Tips before visiting Mount Fuji

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  • While planning to visit Mt. Fuji – consider the weather forecast, as it changes quickly and can be unpredictable.
  • The temperature at the top may be much colder, thus dress accordingly.
  • If you plan to reach by train or bus – check the transport options beforehand, as the availability varies according to the season.
  • Carry water with you.
  • If you are prone to altitude sickness, take necessary precautions, breathe deeply, and take breaks.


One of the most iconic natural landmarks in Japan, Mount Fiji holds a rich spiritual and cultural significance. This majestic mountain is a renowned location for adventure enthusiasts and offers spectacular panoramic views. Even if you are not much keen to climb, Mount Fuji is a sight that will stay with you forever.

FAQs Regarding Mount Fuji

 Why is Mount Fuji so famous?

Mount Fuji is famous for its spiritual and cultural significance and classic symmetrical cone shape. It is also a renowned location for adventure enthusiasts. Being the highest mountain in the country, its beauty is depicted in literature, art, and culture.

Which city is Mount Fuji in?

Mount Fuji covers the Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures of central Honshu. It is about 100 kilometers away from the Tokyo-Yokohama metropolitan area.

How much does it cost to climb Mount Fuji?

The cost of climbing Mount Fuji depends on the season, the trail you choose, the duration, and other personal preferences. The climbing pass is around one thousand yen. The climbing cost could range anywhere around ten to twenty thousand Yen.

How far is Fuji from Tokyo?

Mount Fuji is around one hundred kilometers west of Tokyo.

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