Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

National Jul 11, 2018

Mount Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year's climbing season

The climbing season for Mount Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public. The season began earlier this month when a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture opened on the 3,776-meter mountain, Japan's highest peak, which attracted over 284,000 ...

Mount Fuji gets its first snowcap of the year

National Oct 26, 2017

Mount Fuji gets its first snowcap of the year

Mount Fuji donned a snowcap overnight Wednesday for the first time this season — 31 days later than last year — according to the city of Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi Prefecture. The declaration follows a separate announcement by the local branch of the Meteorological Agency that the ...

Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment

Business Dec 26, 2016

Yamanashi vies for energy storage investment

A patch of land in the shadow of Mount Fuji is becoming a testing ground for energy storage, with some of Japan's leading companies trying to develop technologies such as spinning flywheels and fuel cells. The Yamanashi Prefectural Government is hoping that by attracting companies ...