Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji

The iconic image of Japan and captured in numerous works of art and poetry, the perfectly symmetrical cone of Mount Fuji has been admired and revered for centuries by the Japanese and visitors alike. At 3,776 metres in height, it is Japan’s tallest mountain, and an active volcano (the last eruption was 1707), set amongst the beautiful panoramas of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, as well as one of Japan’s three holy mountains. Made a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2013, Fuji is notorious for having its peak in the clouds but on a clear day, you can admire its inspiring peak all the way from Tokyo!

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Japan is a country of captivating contrasts, where ancient gods rub shoulders with modern technology, skyscrapers give way to paddy fields and bustling crowds disperse into the classical gardens. This tour is the perfect introduction to this fascinating archipelago.

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Japan is an island of unique culture and sky-high thinking. Explore this incredible nation in luxury, travelling from Tokyo to Kyoto, passing under the watchful peak of Mount Fuji and experiencing all the quintessential elements of Japan as you go

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Seven Facts about Mt Fuji

Mount Fuji last erupted in December 1707 – it is still classed as an active volcano

The first recorded person to climb Mount Fuji was a monk in the year 663

The fact that Mt Fuji is so symmetrical is extremely unusual, especially for a volcano

Fuji is one of three sacred mountains in Japan, along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku

Fuji is actually three volcanoes, one on top of another, Komitake is on the bottom, Kofuji in the middle and Fuji, the youngest, on top

Samurai warriors used the volcano as a training ground

It was forbidden for women to climb Mount Fuji until 1868, because of the legend of a jealous fire goddess   

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