Daily lets Mount Fuji hikers publish, appear in own 'newspaper'

Aug 14, 2016

Daily lets Mount Fuji hikers publish, appear in own 'newspaper'

Tourists going to Mount Fuji can enjoy the fun of making a newspaper to chronicle their visit to the world heritage site, thanks to the daily Yamanashi Nichinichi Shimbun. The newspaper in Yamanashi Prefecture, which shares the 3,776-meter volcano with Shizuoka Prefecture, uses newspaper ...

Telecom firms push to spread Wi-Fi to mountains, trails, huts

Aug 11, 2016

Telecom firms push to spread Wi-Fi to mountains, trails, huts

As Japan ushered the new Mountain Day public holiday on Thursday, telecommunications carriers vowed to expand Wi-Fi availability in cottages and on the trails winding through its numerous peaks. The wireless connections are expected to be useful in dealing with natural disasters or lost ...

JTB offering weddings on Mount Fuji for non-Japanese tourists

Aug 2, 2016

JTB offering weddings on Mount Fuji for non-Japanese tourists

Major travel agency JTB Corp. has launched a package tour that allows tourists from overseas to hold a wedding ceremony on Mount Fuji, dressed in traditional kimono. The tour, named Wedding above Clouds at Mount Fuji in Japan, is being offered by the company’s ...

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka Prefecture open for season

Jul 10, 2016

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka Prefecture open for season

This year’s climbing season began on three trails for Mount Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture on Sunday, following a similar season opening on a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture nine days earlier. The 3,776-meter-high volcano, which straddles the two prefectures, is the nation’s highest peak ...

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Room with a view

I would have a great view of Mount Fuji from my house if there weren't so many tall buildings in the way.

Japan's new passport design to feature Hokusai's famous Fuji series

May 18, 2016

Japan's new passport design to feature Hokusai's famous Fuji series

The Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that it will use Katsushika Hokusai’s series of landscape prints “Thirty-six views of Mount Fuji” for the new design of immigration stamp pages in the country’s passport. The work of the famous Japanese ukiyo-e woodblock print artist, who was ...