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Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji (Fujiyama is a transcription error) which stands at 3,776 m is the highest mountain in Japan. The volcano is one of the symbols of Japan and one of the most emblematic places to visit in Japan. There are many places in the surrounding areas which you can see. During the months of July and August you can also climb up to the top.

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Mt. Fuji

The name conjures so many superlatives. It tickles the soul, enflames the senses. On clear days, you can see its perfectly conical shape from Tokyo; you can see it speeding along the Shinkansen route from Tokyo to Kyoto. You sense it looming everywhere; its presence is ubiquitous.

It dominates the Japanese imagination. Artists have painted its gentle slopes, photographed its snowy summit and written about its sublimity in an array of styles. Japanese Buddhists and Shintos worship the mountain. “Fuji” means immortal one. Gazing at its grandeur, it is difficult not to feel sense of awe, a sensation of sheer impotence in the face of such raw elemental magnificence. It is naturally divine.

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