Few places in the world’s stunning natural beauty inspire as awe and veneration as Mount Fuji. This spectacular mountain, the national emblem of Japan and a UNESCO World Heritage Site is the center of the nation’s cultural and spiritual identity.
Sacred presence and soaring heights
The affectionately referred to stratovolcano known as Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san is 3,776 meters above sea level. The mountain has long been revered as a sacred location, luring numerous pilgrims in search of enlightenment and spiritual comfort.
Region of the Fuji Five Lakes
The area around Mount Fuji known as the Fuji Five Lakes offers beautiful scenery and vantage spots from which to admire the majestic mountain. Each lake offers a distinct vantage point from which to view the mountain, with Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Motosu, Lake Sai, and Lake Shoji serving as sparkling mirrors.
Mount Fuji Climbing: A Spiritual Journey
For many people, climbing Mount Fuji is a physical and spiritual journey. Adventurers from all over the world travel during the official climbing season, which runs from late July to early September, to climb through the night in order to reach the peak at dawn.