Mount Fuji gets free Wi-Fi in bid to draw more visitors

Jul 10, 2015

Mount Fuji gets free Wi-Fi in bid to draw more visitors

Climbers who reach the summit of Mount Fuji will now be able to share their achievement via free Wi-Fi there. NTT Docomo said it would begin offering the service on Friday at eight hot spots on the famous mountain, including one on its 3,776-meter ...

Tourists flock to Arakurayama Park to photograph pagoda, iconic Fuji

May 26, 2015

Tourists flock to Arakurayama Park to photograph pagoda, iconic Fuji

An increasing number of foreign tourists are visiting Arakurayama Sengen Park in Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture, to photograph the scenery, including a vermilion-lacquered five-story pagoda with Mount Fuji as a backdrop. The spot was already popular among local citizens, but now the city is hoping ...

Mar 19, 2015

In Ontake's wake, Fuji climbers will be advised to don helmets

After more than 60 people died when a volcano erupted without warning last year, climbers tackling Mount Fuji, the nation’s highest peak, will be urged to wear a helmet and goggles, officials said. The dormant 3,776-meter volcano last erupted in 1707 but geologists think ...

'Fuji Paradigms: Visions of Mt. Fuji'

Jan 15, 2015

'Fuji Paradigms: Visions of Mt. Fuji'

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Mount Fuji, with its beautifully symmetrical ridge lines and snowy peak, has always attracted photographers from near and afar. With nearly 300 stills and posters from its collection, the Izu Photo Museum in Shizuoka celebrates this iconic landmark, charting its representation in the history ...