Mt Fuji is a Japanese icon and an amazing visual experience for everybody who has the chance to view it. Mount Fuji is a distinctive feature of the geography of Japan. It stands 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft) high and is located near the Pacific coast of central Honshu, just west of Tokyo. It sits on the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures and has the perfect volcano shape with flatlands at it’s base. Three small cities surround it – Gotemba to the south, Fujiyoshida to the north, and Fujinomiya to the southwest. Fuji san has such an appeal to the Japanese that many consider it as a pilgrimage of life to climb it. There are a few opportunities to view Fuji on your way to Hakuba.
On the Shinkansen from Tokyo to Nagano. You should keep an eye out for it on the left side of the carriage 20 minutes out of Tokyo Station.
If you are catching a bus then check out the back window around 2 hours into your journey.
The other option as above is when you are flying into Narita airport.
I was amazed and honored to see it on my first journey here from the Shinkansen and I was enthralled at it’s power to draw’s people to it. Next season we will be heading over there in May to ski and snowboard it so please email the White Horse if you would like to join us on this special occasion.