Probably the most popular and the most astounding, jaw-dropping mountain in Japan is Mt. Fuji. Scattered all around in Japanese culture, from artwork to literature, this is a mountain that could be the symbol of japan. The area surrounding Mt. Fuji is a very attractive tourist route that includes a lll different kinds of sightseeing spots and resorts. If you wanted to climb Mt. Fuji, you would need to plan an overnight visit. However day trips are as easy as booking a bus tour that will take you to all the famous sightseeing places, environments, and the Five Lakes of Fuji known as “Fuji-go-ko” and Hakone.
Since ancient times, Mt. Fuji has been awe inspiring, captivating the minds of hundreds and thousands of people throughout history. Some believed the mountain to be the divinity of fire. Some myths even depict the mountain as a deity, and even more frequently, as a goddess. There have been countless legends of super humans riding to the top of the mountain on horseback, or flying through the sky to reach the top. In fact, there were ascetics who went to the mountain to undergo training and to be inspired with divine power.
Formed approximately 100,000 years ago, Mt. Fuji is actually a volcanic cone, or a composite volcano. After a number of volcanic activities, it turned into the largest mountain in all of Japan. The eruption in 1707 lasted a total of 16 days, and the ash reached Tokyo, 100 kilometres away.
It is a wonder to behold, a true statement of the power of nature.