Mount Fuji Japan

Mount Fuji Japan

Images of Mount Fuji are inseparable from the identity of Japan. A beautiful silhouette with a long history of world adoration, it is also the most-climbed mountain in the world with over 100,000 climbers making the ascent each year. This is even more astonishing when you learn that the peak climbing season is very short , from mid-July thru the end of August.

Here’s an informative video about Mount Fuji.

Here’s a brief video showcasing views of Mount Fuji, Lake Ashi and the bullet train to Tokyo.

To see all 36 of Hokusai’s 36 views of Mount Fuji, go here.

FunFacts about Mount Fuji Japan (Source) (Source)

  • The Japanese refer to Mount Fuji as Fuji-san.
  • Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet (3,776 meters).
  • Mount Fuji is located on Honshu Island in Japan. Japan is an archipelago and consists of about 6,852 islands. Honshu is the largest island.
  • Mount Fuji is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
  • Mount Fuji is an active volcano with a crater 820 feet deep.
  • Mount Fuji’s most recent eruption was December 16, 1707 thru January 1, 1708.
  • Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s three Holy Mountains along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku.
  • Mount Fuji has inspired pilgrimages for centuries.
  • The origin of the name ‘Fuji’ appears to be contested. But my two favorites are ‘fire’ from the Yamato language or ‘everlasting life’ from the Ainu language.
  • The first white woman to climb Mount Fuji was Lady Fanny Parkes in 1867.
  • Shintoists in Japan consider Mount Fuji sacred to the goddess Sengen-Sama. The Fujiko sect believes the mountain is a being with a soul.
  • 100,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year making it the most climbed mountain in the world.
  • Though Mount Fuji is 62 miles from Tokyo, the mountain can be seen from the city on clear days.
  • Ancient Samurai used the base of the mountain for training.
  • Mount Fuji is often found in Japanese art. Among the most famous are Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mount Fuji and his One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji.

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26 thoughts on “Mount Fuji Japan

  1. My mother and sister went to Japan over thirty years ago, and they still remember going to Mount Fuji as the most memorable part of that vacation. Beautiful!

  2. I’ve seen Mount Fuji pretty much every time I’ve visited Japan, but mostly at a distance. If you take the shinkansen (bullet train) from Tokyo to Kyoto you can actually see it during the ride. Every so often on Japanese TV I see a concerned-looking scientist talking about Mount Fuji being due for an eruption soon! A few years ago, I had a coloring page type of outline of the Red Fuji iteration of Hokusai’s 36 views, and I’m happy to say I actually finished coloring it in. After how long I spent on it, I decided I didn’t need to fill in the other 35 😀

  3. I have always wanted to visit Japan. I love the beautiful grace that abounds over there. I enjoyed all the pictures of the mountain but my favorite was the one with the flowers in the fore ground.

  4. I love picture #3 but they are all just beautiful. I’ve never been there and would love to see Japan itself. Hopefully, it doesn’t erupts for a very long time from now!

  5. Such a gorgeous natural beauty ….in my area we have a terrific Japanese resteraunt on top of a mountain named for it …I celebrated a big (not saying how big lol ) birthday there once ….love it !….bet how nice it is doesn’t top the real deal though …Mother Nature is tough to beat : )

  6. I have never been to Japan though sometimes I feel as if I have. My daughter went there for a high school related trip. Stayed for three weeks. She loved it and speaks of it often – in Japanese. 😀 Yes, she was deeply touched by her trip and it did include vistas of Mount Fuji. She has a few pictures though she tended to forget the camera while experiencing the long awaited experience. I never really understood her fascination with Japan and it’s culture – which is still highly developed twenty years later. Her heritage includes Chinese rather than Japanese. But the Japanese culture influences her life from her favorite foods to the style of art she likes, which includes anime and Japanese films. ‘Tis a wonderment.

  7. Beautiful! My mom remembers seeing Mt. Fuji when they were traveling to Okinawa via Japan on a transport ship. She still remembers how beautiful it was.

  8. DH and I used to climb the third most climbed mountain in the world about every few week since we lived close by.

    But, Mt. Monadnock wasn’t nearly as tall as Fuji, thank goodness.

    I honestly don’t miss my mountain climbing days since we moved to NC.

    NC has mountains but they are a 3 hour drive West of where we live.
    Can’t drive, climb and return in one day (yay).

    Caris, you always find spectacular photos. I look forward to seeing them each day. Thankies.

  9. P.S.

    We had a view of the mountain from our second floor, rear deck.

    I miss that view.

    It’s the only thing I miss from living in the kingdom of ice and snow.

  10. It’s on my wishlist of places to visit. I love the pics of Mt. Fuji with the water reflecting the mountain. The pics from above are also interesting. Definitely give you a new perspective!

  11. Pretty photos. I like the one with the flowers in the valley below. I’ve never been out of the states and probably never will be but love learning and about and seeing photos from other countries.

  12. Mount Fuji is just stunning and majestic! I wouldn’t mind trying to climb it in the summer! Thanks for the uplifting pictures.

  13. Always wanted to visit Japan and Mount Fuji. I think it is gorgeous! Love the food there, jut not how expensive it is. Love the pictures.

  14. Hi, Everyone,
    Thanks so much for your comments and for taking the time to share. I love it! I love hearing everyone’s stories, thoughts and preferences. I love that we’re all different, what we desire for the future, what we find beautiful, and how places and photos can inspire us.

    I remember reading Shogun and loving it. I remember how much that novel affected my view of Japan as a place of beauty, tradition and of course mystery to my oh-so-Western mind. It’s fun doing some arm-chair traveling. I’m hoping I’ll be able to do some traveling in the near future. I would love to see Mount Fuji. I’m just not sure about the flight which takes, I believe, one thousand hours, lol!

    Hugs all around,
    Buckeye, Arizona USA

    • Lol Caris,..I hope you and everyone else has a great weekend. If you live in the fire zone in California you are in my heart,thoughts and prayers.

  15. Great pictures! I would love to visit Japan. I played a character in the MMORPG City of Heroes who was from Japan so I’ve been intrigued.
    I live in Kansas.

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