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Mount Fuji 
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Mount Fuji (xmR, Fujisan) is with 3776 meters Japan's highest mountain. It is not surprising that the nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and experienced big popularity among artists and common people throughout the centuries.

Mount Fuji is an active volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708. It stands on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures and can be seen from Tokyo and Yokohama on clear days.

Another easy way to view Mount Fuji is from the train on a trip between Tokyo and Osaka. If you take the shinkansen from Tokyo in direction of Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, the best view of the mountain can be enjoyed from around Shin-Fuji Station on the right hand side of the train, about 40-45 minutes into the journey.

Note however, that clouds and poor visibility often block the view of Mount Fuji, and you have to consider yourself lucky if you get a clear view of the mountain. Visibility tends to be better during the colder seasons of the year than in summer, and in the early morning and late evening hours than during the middle of the day.

If you want to enjoy Mount Fuji at a more leisurely pace and from a nice natural surrounding, you should head to the Fuji Five Lake (Fujigoko) region at the northern foot of the mountain, or to Hakone, a nearby hot spring resort. Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing during July and August via several routes.

Attractions
On the mountain
 1  Climbing Mount Fuji
A guide to climbing Mount Fuji.
User rating: 93/100 (360 votes)
Visited by: 671 users
 2  Subashiri 5th Station
5th Station on the eastern slope of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 91/100 (7 votes)
Visited by: 16 users
 3  Fujinomiya 5th Station
5th Station on the southern slope of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 80/100 (31 votes)
Visited by: 73 users
 4  Subaru Line 5th Station
Most popular of the mountain's 5th stations.
User rating: 75/100 (144 votes)
Visited by: 331 users
 5  Gotemba 5th Station
The lowest of Mount Fuji's 5th stations.
User rating: 74/100 (16 votes)
Visited by: 50 users
 6  Fujiten Snow Resort
Small snow resort at the base of Mount Fuji.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 18 users
 7  Snow Town Yeti
Small ski resort on the south of Mount Fuji.
User rating: insufficient data
Visited by: 8 users
  
Around the mountain
 1  Fuji Five Lakes
Lake resort at the foot of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 86/100 (786 votes)
Visited by: 1963 users
 2  Hakone
National park with views of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 86/100 (1149 votes)
Visited by: 2476 users
 3  Fujinomiya
City at the southern base of Mount Fuji.
User rating: 58/100 (18 votes)
Visited by: 67 users

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Tours and Packages
Mount Fuji and Hakone Tours
Various tours and travel packages for Mount Fuji and surroundings.
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1.  Yaeyama Islands   97/100
2.  Kyoto   97/100
3.  Yakushima   96/100
4.  Miyajima   96/100
5.  Tokyo   95/100
6.  Mount Fuji   95/100
7.  Ogasawara Islands   95/100
8.  Okinawa Island   93/100
9.  Mount Koya   93/100
10.  Alpine Route   93/100
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21.  Nagano   1286
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24.  Uji   1061
25.  Beppu   1041
26.  Mount Fuji   1028
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28.  Otaru   1023
29.  Kumamoto   1015
30.  Ise Shima   1000

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