• Kyodo


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 templates to let people use their Facebook or Instagram photos to print the “The Daily Fujisan Shimbun” in Japanese or English.

The service, available at only one of the starting points for hiking up Japan’s highest peak, requires a password from fliers and posters posted at such locations as Fujikyu Unjokaku, a hut at the 2,305-meter fifth station, or in Fujikyuko buses bound for the station.

The newspaper page, complete with aerial photos of the mountain taken by the daily and a back page full of trivia, can be printed at the Unjokaku for a pretax fee of ¥1,000 ($10) and includes a special packing box. There is also a postcard option that costs ¥600 for set of four.

Mount Fuji, a symbol of worship since ancient times and a source of inspiration for artists around the world, was registered as a World Cultural Heritage site in 2013.

For more information on the Mount Fuji newspaper service, see The Daily Fujisan Shimbun’s website at: happylogue.com/fujisan/english.html

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