Mount Fuji Hot

TJ   November 30, 2013  
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World Heritage Site: Mount Fuji

Mt. Fuji is 3,776 meters high and is the highest mountain in Japan, situated in the southeast part of Yamanashi at the border of Shizuoka. With unrivaled magnificence and a beautiful cone shape, Mt. Fuji has often been selected as the subject of paintings and literature. It is world famous as a symbol of Japan. At the foot of Mt. Fuji are Fuji-Goko (Fuji's Five Lakes), Aoki-ga-hara-jukai (a sea of trees that is dark even during the day), and Kitaguchi-Hongu Fuji-Sengen Shrine (which was constructed to calm the eruption of Mt. Fuji). The Fire Festival of Yoshida, held at the end of the summer as a ritual for closing the climbing season for Mt. Fuji, is one of the three most peculiar festivals in Japan.

Courtesy of the Japan Tourism Agency, Hana-no-miyako Park, Hakuunsou(Mt,Fuji 8th Station), KABA BUS (Fujikyu Bus Group), Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Shrine, Kusushi Shrine, Nakagomi Orchard (Fruit picking) and Suntory Tomi no oka winery

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