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 summit. The ...

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 to ...

'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 ...