One of nature’s stunning landmarks is Japan’s Mount Fuji. Found west of Tokyo, it is easily seen from the city on a clear day. The country’s tallest and grandest mountain stands majestically at 3776 m/12,389 ft. The beauty and symmetry of this dormant volcano has enraptured artists, poets and lovers of beauty for ages. It has gained a cultural respect along with its natural splendour.
Climbing Mount Fuji is on my bucket list. During July and Aug, when there is little to no snow, it is a manageable trek even for beginners. As a result it can be crowded in these summer months when hiking is permitted, though the resultant views from the top would be sensational. A certain degree of planning and preparation is recommended and there are several routes one can proceed with for a memorable experience.