Mt Fuji: the famous symbol of Japan, a sacred mountain and an active volcano. Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan with a beautifully symmetrical volcanic cone, which is snow-capped several months a year.
It goes without saying the Mountain is one of the Top 10 Things to do and places to visit in Japan.
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Mount Fuji Day Trip from Tokyo – Since its only 100 km (62 mi) south-west of Tokyo, this can be easily done in one day from Tokyo. Taking a Tour will save you the hassle of trying to figure out how to get there on your own from the train station. Taking a guided Tour to Fuji will also enable you to see other things in the area like Hakone Hot springs and the ‘Five Lakes’ without renting a car.
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See Fuji Mountain From A Distance – from Tokyo city Skyline Observatories especially on a clear day, mainly during winter and in the mornings. The Best Skyline observatory is in Mori Hills building in Roppongi, on the 52nd floor. Or from the Shinkansen bullet train on your way to Kyoto or other places to visit in Japan. If you’re taking the Shinkansen (bullet train) to Kyoto, Nagoya or Osaka, then about 40 to 45 minutes after leaving the city you can see the Mountain on your right hand side.
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Mount Fuji scenery isn’t the only view you can enjoy in the area. There are a number of spots to visit.
The Fuji five lakes, scattered around the northern side of the mountain are the perfect reflecting pools for the mountain’s beauty.
Hakone is famous for its hot springs and it’s majestic views of the Mountain.
Fuji five lakes and Hakone hot springs are included in these Fuji Tours.
Mt Fuji Facts
The mountain is worshiped by the Japanese as a sacred mountain, and a religious spot for Shinto and Buddhists in Japan.
The belief is that the mountain is a gateway to another world.
Unlike other sacred mountains in the world-You CAN climb the Mountain. But not on your own, unless you’re an experienced mountain climber. The reason? The climb is very steep. Certainly not for everyone. Besides, Temperatures at the top can be below zero during climbing months, while in Tokyo its the hot and humid season with 40°C at the same time.
If you want to be on the safe side-take a Mount Fuji tour.
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