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    Most of the world's national symbols—the Statue of Liberty, the Eiffel Tower, the Kremlin, the Great Wall—are man-made.

    Japan's is a phenomenon of nature. And yet, in its almost perfect symmetry the cone of Mt. Fuji which is snowcapped even in the summer, is so strikingly formed that it may seem more like the work of an infinitely patient landscape artist rather than a volcanic accident.

    The solitary majestic peak rises 3.776 m (12.385 ft) into the heavens. It is, in a word, simply beautiful.  On a clear day you may see her splendidly rise, on your decent if you land at Narita.  There are no other mountains around it.

    Here, more than in any temple garden or ancient castle-ground you will understand why the Japanese prefer to blur the distinction between nature and art.

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    The volcano's name is thought to derive from an Ainu word for "fire."

    Fuji-san last erupted in 1707, and today only an occasional puff of steam breaks through its crust. the fitful snore of a sleeping giant.
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    So it graciously remains dormant for the sake of the hundreds of thousands of visitors who come every year to climb to the summit.

    For some, the climb is an act of piety: the mountain is revered as the abode of Japan's ancestral gods.

    For others, the climb is an exercise in self-discipline and physical purification. Still others come out of no particular religious impulse, on holiday, making the ascent mainly to be able to say they've done it and leaving—almost in spite of themselves—with a profound sense of spiritual uplift.

    No travel brochure can make Mt. Fuji a cliché, nor can the most jaded of world travelers remain immune.

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    Most visitors begin their climb at Kawaguchi Lake, in the resort area north of the mountain, getting that far by train from Tokyo in about two hours.

    The official climbing season is 1 July to 31 August, although mountain huts at each of the ten stations on the various routes of ascent are open from April to mid-November.

    Climbing "out of season" (especially in wet weather) is not recommended, but people do it all the time.

    From Kawaguchi. you take a local bus to Go-gome ("Fifth Station") on the north face, to start the five-hour hike to the summit. There's also a direct bus to this point from the Shinjuku bus terminal in Tokyo that takes about two and a half hours.

    If you're coming from Kyoto or Osaka. the train or bus connections bring you to the Fujino-miya trail, on the south face.
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    Really committed travelers will start their ascent around 12am, this will get you to the peak to witness dawn.

    There's no chance of getting lost as trail is well-marked trail, and the night climb means you don't have to stay in any of the refuges which are dormitory-style mountain huts along the way (the lodging are really dreadful).

    You can stop at the 7th or 8th stations to rest on the way. Pack additional warm garments and wear quality climbing boots, caps, and gloves. 

    Don't rely on what's available from the ever-present vending machines, so it's best to bring your own particular supplies and, most importantly, a canteen of hot tea or your choice of beverage. 

    Fuji-san is like any other mountain in one respect: it's a lot easier coming down. More adventurous visitors will take the descent down the volcanic sand slide called the suna-bashiri to Shin-Go-gome ("New Fifth Station").

    The descent of Fuji-san is like any other moutain: Easier to come down! More brave/foolhardy trekkers will bring the take the volcanic sand slide known as the suna-bashiri to Shin-Go-gome (can be translated as the "New Fifth Station"). 

    Simply sit on your rucksack or a bit of cardboard, and launch yourself down.

    From Shin-Go-gome, you can get the bus to Gotemba for transit options to where you are staying

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    Don't confine your visit to the mountain only: The Fuji Five Lakes that form a crescent around the north side of the peak offer delightful opportunities for fishing, boating and hiking.

    Yamanakako is the largest of the five. Kawaguchi-ko is the most popular, probably because of the excursion boats that ply the route along the north shore, where—with luck and good weather—you get a perfect mirror image reflection of Mt. Fuji in the water. Sai-ko has the best trout fishing, and Shoji-ko is smallest, prettiest, and still relatively undeveloped. Motosu-ko is the clearest and deepest of the five.

    Between Sai-ko and Shoji-ko lies the dense, mysterious Jukai ("Sea of Trees"), a forest notorious for being easier to enter than to leave. The volcanic substrata here throw magnetic compasses completely out of whack.

    Many holiday visitors lose their way, some of them on purpose: the eerie Jukai is a perennial favorite with would-be suicides, and every year the local authorities conduct a sweep of the forest to recover the bodies that would otherwise ever be discovered.

    Due south of Motosu-ko the glistening white 26 m (85-ft) Shiraito Falls make a far more cheerful setting for a picnic.
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      • Shizuoka Sengen Shrine
        31.70 Km from Mount Fuji
        Shizuoka Sengen Jinja (静岡浅間神社) is the name for a collective group of three Shinto shrines now forming a single religious corporation, located at Mount Shizuhata in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. These shrines are the Kambe Jinja (神部神社), Sengen Jinja (浅間神社), and Ohtoshimioya Jinja (大歳御祖神社). The main festival of the shrine is held annually on April 5.
      • Mishima Taisha
        31.70 Km from Mount Fuji
        The Mishima Taisha (三嶋大社) is a Shinto shrine in the city of Mishima in Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan. It is the ichinomiya of former Izu Province. The main festival of the shrine is held annually on August 16, and features yabusame performances.
      • Odawara Castle
        40.52 Km from Mount Fuji
        Odawara Castle (小田原城, Odawara-jō) is a landmark in the city of Odawara in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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      • Hakone

        Hakone is a resort area, just 90 minutes by train from the city, in a national park southeast of Mount. Fuji that is extremely popular with weekend trippers from Tokyo.

        This area makes also make a pleasant day trip, but to enjoy more of the countryside, you should stay overnight and continue further down the Izu Peninsula the next day if possible.

        Located in the far western section of the Kanagaaw Prefecture on the eastern side of Hakone Pass sits Hakone. To this day it is counted as one of the first tourist destinations in Japan, and between the epic views of Mount Fuji in the distance across the crystal waters of the Ashi Lake, the Hakone Gongen Shinto shrine, and the various hot springs and the beauty of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park or the Hakone Botanical Garden of Wetlands, it becomes immediately obvious why this place has been so popular over the years with both domestic and foreign travelers. Between the history and the natural beauty there is no better place to spend a relaxing few days. 

        Hakone, Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

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      Graphic showing average weather in Mount Fuji in Celcius and Centimeters (Change to Farenheit and Inches)

      Month Temp °C Rainfall Cm Temp °F Rainfall Inches
      Jan 0.2 79.9 32.4 31.5
      Feb 0.8 113.2 33.4 44.6
      Mar 4.1 174.6 39.4 68.7
      Apr 9 211.5 48.2 83.3
      May 13.2 189.7 55.8 74.7
      Jun 16.8 271.4 62.2 106.9
      Jul 21.1 249.2 70 98.1
      Aug 21.9 288 71.4 113.4
      Sep 18.8 337 65.8 132.7
      Oct 13.3 250.5 55.9 98.6
      Nov 8.3 132.6 46.9 52.2
      Dec 3.2 96.2 37.8 37.9

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