The soaring peak of Mt. Fuji looms constantly over the Tokyo city skyline. From ancient Japanese art through to today, Mt. Fuji is a cultural and geographic constant for the people of Japan. Considered mandatory to see it at least once in the life of the Japanese it is also a popular attraction for tourists from all over the world.
About Mt. Fuji – Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan at 3776 metres and lies approximately 100 kilometres from Tokyo. The mountain has been a scared site for the Shinto religion from as far back as the 7th century.
Climbing Mt. Fuji – More than 200,000 people climb Mt. Fuji each year. The mountain is only open to climb during the warm summer months and it is recommended that you join a JTB tour to do so rather than facing the mountain alone. Most people start the climb in the evening and reach the summit to experience the sunrise, which is simply magical.
Tokyo to Mt. Fuji – The best way to experience Mt. Fuji is a JTB tour, which departs everyday from Tokyo. There are a number of options with same day return or staying overnight in Hakone.