Mount Fuji

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Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and located in the Honshu island, one hundred kilometers south west of Tokyo. The mountain can be seen from the city of Tokyo on a clear day and its exceptionally symmetrical cone remains snow capped for several months.

The mountain is the well-known symbol of Japan frequently depicted in art and photographs besides being visited by sightseers and climbers. It is one of the three Holy Mountains of Japan and is a Special Place of Scenic Beauty besides one of Japan’s historic sites.

The mountain is placed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO as a cultural site and has inspired artists and poets besides being an object of pilgrimage. The mountain is an international destination for tourism and mountain climbing and remains a popular venue in Japanese culture with numerous movie appearances, inspiring the Infiniti logo and appearing in medicine with Mount Fuji sign.

The mountain is an iconic image of the country and appears in the earliest recorded literature of the region. The scenery of the place is also limited to some barren apocalyptic looking landscape but the mountain nevertheless enjoys pride of place as a foremost tourism and cultural hotspot.