World of Mountains

Mount Fuji: Way to Another World

Japan is quite famous for its mountains and many tourists say it’s an amazing place to explore the great and powerful beauty of mountains. This country is one of the most visited ones in Asia offering much to see and do for people of different tastes and preferences. Millions of tourists who spend their summers in Japan wish to return again and again because world-class accommodation options, original temples and the unique cultural and religious lifestyle make it so different from others that one trip is not enough to see and explore everything. Japan is also well-known with its incredible and gorgeous mountains standing like the kings of the country.

There are many world-known mounts in Japan but the most popular is Fuji, the highest mountain of the country (12388 feet). During clear and sunny days you can admire this wonder even from the capital Tokyo as the cone-shaped mountain is situated west of the city and is surrounded by alluring lakes in a national park.

Mount Fuji is named after the Buddhist fire goddess Fuchi. The mountain is popular with tourists who are in search of an adventurous trip to Japan and prefer to spend their time by climbing Fuji. Many religious Buddhists believe this mountain is the right way to another world.

Mount Fuji is located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and is surrounded by fascinating five lakes that are beloved because of summertime beauty and glaring view of the scenery. The mountain is home to many Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples and religious places. The official climbing season is only two months long (July and August), hereby during these two months the mountain is usually free of snow, the weather is relatively mild, access by public transportation is easy and the mountain huts are open. Everybody without much hiking experience is strongly advised to tackle the mountain during the official climbing season.  While there is usually no snow on Mount Fuji from late June until October, temperatures at the summit can drop to far below zero in the shoulder seasons. Only experienced hikers should consider the ascent in late June or September. If there is snow on the mountain, appropriate mountaineering equipment and experience is required. From October to around mid-June, climbing to the summit is highly risky because of the wind and weather conditions, snow and ice.

If you are looking for a real extreme and at the same time wish to explore the world-heritage history and culture of Japan, look no further and make a nice art trip to this Asian miracle where you can not only visit thousands of amazing places and taste delicious Japanese food, but also climb the highest Mountain of “the land of the rising sun.”

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