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Climb Mount Mitsutoge for perfect views of Mount Fuji
Many people visiting Japan want to see the elusive and beautiful Mount Fuji. Climbing Mount Fuji is popular with guests from across the world, but you don't get to experience the true beauty of Mount Fuji from up close. Often the best views of Fuji can be seen from off of the mountain itself, and … Continue reading Climb Mount Mitsutoge for perfect views of Mount Fuji
Planning a DIY trip to see Mount Fuji
All you need to know to plan your own trip to see the beautiful Mount Fuji
Tenku no torii; Mount Fuji and the torii in the sky
History of Asama Jinja Mount Fuji has been worshipped in Japan for hundreds of years, initially by the Ainu, then Shinto, and finally Buddhism. Fuji is worshipped as a Goddess, giving fertile soils and clear water. To keep her happy eight Shinto shrines were erected around the base of Mount Fuji, with numerous smaller shrines … Continue reading Tenku no torii; Mount Fuji and the torii in the sky
When is the best time to see Mount Fuji?
How likely are you to see Mount Fuji? When is Mount Fuji most visible? What time of day is best to see Mount Fuji?
Japan 2019 Day 21: Itchiku Kubota Art Museum & exploring Kawaguchiko
Exploring the stunning Itchiku Kubota Museum & seeing Mount Fuji
Japan 2019 Day 19: climbing Mount Kurodake for stunning views of Mount Fuji
I was committed to doing some sunrise photography on our 19th day, so we were awake and getting ready at 4am. We had decided to revisit one of our spots from the previous day, Tenka Chaya, as it has such a beautiful view. We managed to get there by 5:30, as it is a 30 … Continue reading Japan 2019 Day 19: climbing Mount Kurodake for stunning views of Mount Fuji
Japan 2019 Day 18: Surprise snow for Mount Fuji
The alarm sounded at 4am and we were greeted by a foggy, cloudy morning. Tired from our hike the day before we slept a little longer and got out to Kawaguchiko's shore at 6am. The clouds had cleared and Mount Fuji had suddenly become much snowier than the day before! Fuji now had her winter … Continue reading Japan 2019 Day 18: Surprise snow for Mount Fuji
Get the best views of Mount Fuji around Kawaguchiko
Some of the best places on Lake Kawaguchi to get stunning views of Mount Fuji
The sacred pools: Oshino Hakkai
The area around Mount Fuji holds many natural phenomenon due to the past eruptions of Mount Fuji carving out the landscape, changing the biggest lake in the world into the five lakes of Fuji. Oshino Hakkai was created thanks to the same eruption which split the great lake. What remained were eight pools filled with … Continue reading The sacred pools: Oshino Hakkai