Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is the highest mountain in Japan, at 3776 meters. It is no wonder that for almost centuries the perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain and has gained immense popularity among artists and the general public.
Mount Fuji is an active volcano that erupted recently in 1707 and is located on the border between Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectures. This can be seen on clear days in Tokyo and Yokohama.
Another easy way to see Mount Fuji is by train from Tokyo to Osaka. If you drive from Tokyo to Shinkansen, Nagoya, Kyoto, and Osaka, the best view of the mountains can be enjoyed in about 40-45 minutes from around the Shin-Fuji train station to the south of the train.
However, the view of Mount Fuji is often blocked due to clouds and poor visibility, and you are in luck if you get a clear view of the mountain. Visibility is better during the colder times of the year than in the summer and during the day in the mornings and evenings. If you want to enjoy this place in a more relaxed and beautiful natural environment, you must visit the Fuji Fifth Lake (Fujigoko) in the northern foothills of the nearby hot springs of Hakone. This Mountant officially opens for mountaineering along several routes in July and August.