Discover Mount Fuji

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Mount Fuji is considered by the Japanese a holy mountain, the giant crater called Naiin, meaning the "Temple". His peak is the highest mountain in the country and the symbol of the Japanese landscape. The Japanese call him ‘’Fuji-san’’ in sign of affection ("san" is a title of respect).

Mt Fuji is not only a wonder of nature, but also a sacred place that residents of the rising sun country considers to be endowed with spirit and that poets and artists have always viewed as a source of inspiration.

The legend says the volcano arose in the course of one night, in the accompaniment of the infernal noise made ​​by the rocks which cracked and the lava that thrusts to the surface. The landscape is good to be put in the frame, Fuji volcano being covered by lush vegetation to an altitude of 2.000m, with pines, cedars, cypresses and chestnuts, at its foot being an oasis of blooming roses and azaleas.

The easiest way to see Mount Fuji is if you take the train along the Tokaido line between Tokyo and Osaka. You can buy a ticket from Tokyo in direction Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka, and after a journey of about 40-45 minutes you get in Shin-Fuji Station where you can enjoy the perfect view of the Japanese sacred mountain, but if you want to see the mountain in nature and even climb to the top, then you should know that climbing season lasts from July 1 to August 31.

There are four main routes to the mountain, and at its base there all four routes that visitors can follow. These are called Shojiko, Yoshida, Suyama, and Murayama. Each comes with five stops, the last and the fifth being the highest.

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