Mount FUJI

posted on 01 Feb 2009 20:30 by copico-kung


 Mount FUJI




Mount Fuji (Fujisan) iswith 3776 meters Japan's highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearlyperfectly shaped volcano has been worshipped as a sacred mountain andexperienced big popularity among artists and common people.

      Mount Fuji isa dormant volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708. It stands on the borderbetween Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures and can be seen fromTokyo and Yokohama onclear days.

      The easiest way to view Mount Fuji is fromthe train on a trip along the Tokaido Line betweenTokyo and Osaka. If you take the shinkansen from Tokyo in direction ofNagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, thebest view of Mount Fuji can be enjoyed from around Shin-Fuji Station on theright hand side of the train, about 40 to 45 minutes after leaving Tokyo.

      Note however, that clouds and poorvisibility often block the view of Mount Fuji, and you have to consideryourself lucky if you get a clear view of the mountain. Visibility tends to bebetter during the colder seasons of the year than in summer, and in the earlymorning and late evening hours.

      If you want to enjoy Mount Fuji at a moreleisurely pace and from a nice natural surrounding, you should head to the FujiFive Lake (Fujigoko)region at the northern foot of the mountain, or to Hakone, anearby hotspring resort.

      Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during July and August via several routes. 

edit @ 1 Feb 2009 20:48:15 by Copico-Kung

edit @ 1 Feb 2009 21:04:14 by Copico-Kung