Mount Fuji

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Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. 

Japan’s Mt. Fuji is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. Commonly called “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters. A pilgrimage site for centuries, it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains, and summit hikes remain a popular activity. Its iconic profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.
 
Elevation: 3,776 m
Last eruption: December 16, 1707
Prominence: 3,776 m
Topo map: Geospatial Information Authority 25000:1 富士山; 50000:1 富士山
State Party: Japan
Did you know: Four small cities surround it: Gotemba to the east, Fujiyoshida to the north, Fujinomiya to the southwest, and Fuji to the south.
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