Japan is notoriously famous for its hectic city life and economically futuristic Tokyo, but it has forgotten natural beauty that is truly diverse. In fact, over two thirds of Japan is covered in mountains and hills!
Japan’s archipelago is almost 3000kms long, stretching from North to South. In this region, you can bare witness to vibrant green rice paddies, stunning mangrove jungles in Okinawa, fields of flowers, jaw-dropping coastlines, world heritage sites and extensive wildlife varying from monkeys to wild bears!
Today, we’re going to tell you a little bit about Mount Fuji. Located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi, Mount Fuji is found in the central region of Japan. Despite Japan boasting impressive mountainous regions throughout, Mount Fuji really does hold its own. It is a fairly young volcano, that is said to have reached its current shape around 5000 years ago and is the highest peak in the country coming in at 3,776m/12,385ft.
Since 1707, Mount Fuji hasn’t hosted an eruption, although some experts predict it will awaken again in the future.
The most beautiful feature of Mount Fuji is the ever-changing views. Seasonally, or even at different times of the day, a new spectacular image will leave you speechless. It is this diversity that has inspired many travel writers, poets and painters to feature the volcano in their work. During winter, Fuji glistens with bright white snow, whereas throughout the summer, the volcano has a beautiful blue exterior, still with a perfect white snow-cap. Sunset over the mountain is a spectacle that should not be missed! Surrounded by a gorgeous red glow, this is when you view the mountain at its finest.
If you are more adventurous, and would like a closer look at Mount Fuji, visit during July or August, which are the only two months that the mountain is open to mountain climbers. During these months, Fuji sees as many as one million climbers, desperate to reach its summit!
As you can tell, Mount Fuji definitely stands out, and you can’t quite grasp its beauty with a picture. Book your trip to Japan with Just Love Travel today, and check it out for yourselves!
We’re not the only ones who love Japan, check out Japan’s Enchanted Islands that was broadcast on BBC2, that tells you about other natural beauty throughout the country: See it here.