Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is with
3776 meters Japan's highest mountain. It is not surprising that the
nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshipped as a sacred
mountain. Mount Fuji is a dormant volcano, which most recently
erupted in 1708.
Clouds and poor visibility often block the view of Mount Fuji, and you
have to consider yourself lucky if you get a clear view of the mountain.
Mount Fuji is divided into ten stations with the first station at the
foot of the mountain and the tenth station being the summit. T he
main challenge of the climb is the fact that it is very strenuous and
the air gets notably thinner as you gain altitude. It can be below
zero at the summit, and strong winds often make it seem even colder.