At 3776m, Mount Fuji is Japan‘s highest mountain, a picture-perfect snow-capped cone that dominates the landscape of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.

The mountain is considered active, although its last eruption was in 1708, and it has become one of Japan’s most iconic symbols. Considered sacred by many, it is visited by both locals and visitors alike and capturing a snap of the mountain has become part and parcel of any trip to Japan.

On the northern slopes lie the Fuji Five Lakes, all formed by the effects of lava flow. Around these lakes you’ll find peaceful resorts nestled among the pine forests, enclaves of peace and tranquillity less than two hours south of Tokyo. A world away from the hustle and bustle of city life, these areas are perfect for hiking, horse riding and simply unwinding in some of Japan‘s most beautiful natural scenery.

Accommodation in Mount Fuji

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