Second Mt. Fuji route opens to climbers

Jul 10, 2014

Second Mt. Fuji route opens to climbers

A second trekking route to the summit of Mt. Fuji opened on Thursday, allowing hikers to begin the climb from Shizuoka Prefecture. But heavy snow near the top meant the upper reaches of two other routes from the prefecture remain closed. Local officials marked ...

Jul 15, 2013

Keeping Mount Fuji safe and clean

The U.N. designation of Mount Fuji as a World Heritage cultural site is something to celebrate, but it imposes moral obligations on local governments and hikers.

May 21, 2013

UNESCO head welcomes Fuji heritage proposal

UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova has said Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji is “a bearer” of cultural and intangible heritage for its influence on tradition, expressing pleasure that the mountain is almost certain to become a World Heritage site. “We are all happy about this ...