Mt Fuji, Japan

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Mount Fuji is located on the Honshu Island and it is the largest mountain in Japan.  It was also added to the World Heritage List as a cultural site in 2013 and is one of Japan's three holy mountains.  While there's a fair amount of Mt Fuji accommodation nearby, many visitors choose to book their hotels in Fuji in order to really get the most of their surroundings.  The mountain lends itself to a number of activities and ski resorts in Mt Fuji and the areas nearby are a popular choice.

What Mt Fuji has to offer

Simply looking at Mount Fuji is a humbling experience.  This once active volcano became dormant in 1707 and, as a result, she towers higher than anything else in the country.  It is also thanks to these volcanic eruptions all those years ago that the land is so fertile today.  This fertility has led to an abundance of plant life during the warmer months when the snow melts and the warmer weather arrives.

The summer season is fairly short and this is the only time during which climbers are permitted to take on this challenge.  During the winter, the snow and ice make it far too dangerous to attempt and one should stick to other activities such as skiing.

Things to do at Mt Fuji, Japan

When visiting Mount Fuji, you simply cannot ignore the wonderful natural beauty that surrounds her.  Popular sights to visit in this area include the five nearby lakes.  Of which, Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi usually prove to be the favourites.  There are also eight Oshino Hakkai hot springs, two lava tree moulds and the Hitoana cave which holds the remains of the Fuji-kō cult.

The Shiraito Falls are located within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and are another popular nearby sight.  The falls have been protected as a natural monument since 1936 and the Otodome Falls are also nearby and worth visiting.

If you are looking for fun for the whole family and for kids in particular, a trip to Mount Fuji Children's World is a great place to visit.

The Road Station Fujikawarakuza is a great place to take a break, relax and enjoy the view of Mount Fuji while learning more about your immediate surroundings from the information provided.