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 ...

| Jun 4, 2016

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 ...

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 ...