Mount Fuji is rightly among the biggest attractions of Japan and its national symbol. The vast hill with its almost perfect cone shape, is located on the main island of Honshu (Honshu), about 100 km west of Tokyo. The peak is covered with snow almost all year. Hundreds of artists and photographers have tried to perpetuate their sails and bands and writers to express his greatness in words. But only those who have seen it know that anybody’s picture or poem can be caused such amazement and admiration, whatever one feels when he stands face to face against Fuji.

The highest peak is actually an active volcano towering 3776 meters – the highest point in the country. For geologists it was formed about 600,000 years, and according to Buddhist beliefs, it grew from the ground due to an earthquake in 286, the Famous 18 its eruptions, but the last was in 1708 Over time, spewing lava and mountain ash have turned into a massive structure with a circumference of 125 km. Fuji was named after the Buddhist goddess Fucci and is revered as a gateway to the afterlife. Moreover, it plays an important role in Shinto, whose followers believe that the rocks are home to the goddess Senge-Shammah.

Fuji-San is not only a miracle of nature, but also a sacred place since the first people living in the region. For centuries, men have come up to the top of worship, but women’s access to Nayin (Sanctuary), and called the crater was banned until 1868 Today, thousands of tourists and Fuji-ko pilgrims climb Mount in July and August, when there is less snow. Many visitors take this journey at night to be able to enjoy the rising sun from the top. According to the Japanese, not to climb Mount Fuji once in their life is Inadmissibly, and if you climb twice is ridiculous.

Along with the five lakes (Kawaguchi, Yamanaka, Sayko, Motosuke and Shodzhiko) Forest and National Park “Fuji-Hakone-Izu ‘mountain is annually visited by 80 million people and at least 250 000 people have reached the top, which often It is described as the ascent. In clear weather velichetveniyat cone can be seen from Tokyo.

Starting point for those wishing to reach the town’s Fuji Fuji-Yoshida. The transition itself is difficult and takes about 10 hours, but instead it’s worth the experience. On the way up you can see many Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines and gates them called “Tories”. At several places there are places for recreation. By the fifth stop – Kawaguchi has time and most tourists prefer to start conquering the mountain from here. Reaching the crater of the volcano, you can enjoy the incredible view for which many visitors take this strenuous climb.