Climbing Mt. Fuji canceled due to COVID-19; Takahiro Takiguchi; Stars And Stripes Japan

Mount Fuji, Japan’s tallest and most iconic mountain, is visible from all virtually anywhere in the Kanto Plain. It calls to even the most novice of climbers and adventure seekers from all over the world.

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Mt Fuji to be closed to all climbers in summer due to pandemic; Charly Triballeau; Japan Today/AFP

Japan’s beloved Mount Fuji will be closed during this year’s summer climbing season to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, officials said Monday. Shizuoka Prefecture, home to the country’s tallest mountain, announced it was closing three of the four major routes to the mountain’s peak. “The routes open in summer but this year we will keep them closed from July 10 to September 10,” the only climbing season for Mount Fuji, a Shizuoka prefecture official told AFP.

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Mount Fuji to be closed to climbers this summer due to virus; Kyodo News

Mount Fuji will be closed to climbers this summer to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Source: Mount Fuji to be closed to climbers this summer due to virus

Psst! Wanna Hear Some Surprising Secrets About Mt. Fuji?; Yu Sato; Live Japan

Mt. Fuji in Japan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Standing at 3,776 meters (about 12,388 feet) above sea level, it’s also famous for being the tallest mountain in Japan. These are facts that many people would already be familiar with, but there are some lesser-known trivia about Mt. Fuji that can be quite interesting as well. For example, what is Red Fuji and why is it considered an auspicious sight? Is there really an unidentified mysterious animal called Mossie lurking in the nearby Lake Motosu? Join Yu…

Source: Psst! Wanna Hear Some Surprising Secrets About Mt. Fuji? | LIVE JAPAN travel guide

The Mount Fuji Research Station: A Scientific Treasure Trove; Kamogawa Masashi; Nippon.com

The Mount Fuji Weather Station on the Kengamine ridge on the summit of Mount Fuji was closed in 2004 after 72 years of continuously manned weather observation. Since then, the nonprofit Mount Fuji Research Station has leased the facility for research use during two summer months each year. Mount Fuji’s height and unique isolation from other mountains has made it an ideal location for a range of important environmental research.

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Soon you’ll need to pay a fee to climb Mt Fuji; Kasey Furutani; Time Out

Summer in Japan is marked by traditional festivals, lush greenery and the official opening of the Mt Fuji climbing trail. Climbing Japan’s national landmark is…

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Compulsory fee planned for Mount Fuji climbers; Oona McGee; SoraNews/Japan Today

Hiking to the top of Mount Fuji, or “Fujisan” as it’s known in Japanese, is high up on the bucket-list for many locals and international tourists in Japan. As the country’s highest mountain, this active volcano (which last erupted in 1707-1708) has inspired painters and filmmakers over the centuries, standing tall as one of the country’s UNESCO World…

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17 utterly unforgettable things to do in Tokyo; Courtney Edwards; Finder

Courtney Edwards has narrowed down the endless list of things to do in Tokyo for the perfect balance of great food, nature and unique entertainment options.

Source: 17 utterly unforgettable things to do in Tokyo (w/Pictures) | Finder

Space Tourism: Craters You Can Actually See; Wendy Altschuler; Forbes

Toe the edge of colossal craters, created by meteorites, volcanic activity, or erosion, and likely you’ll feel itty-bitty in comparison. Read on to discover some of Earth’s most amazing craters, some of which you can hike, rappel or drive inside.

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Exploring Mt. Fuji : A Day Tour from Tokyo, Japan; Aileen Adalid; I am Aileen

Spend an unforgettable day trip from Tokyo with this Mt. Fuji tour! Choose your pick from stops like Lake Kawaguchi, 5th Station and more!

Source: Exploring Mt. Fuji : A Day Tour from Tokyo, Japan – I am Aileen

Rescuers hunt man missing after livestreaming Mt Fuji climb; AFP


Rescuers in Japan are searching for a man who appears to have fallen down part of Mount Fuji as he was live-streaming his climb up the country’s highest peak, police said Wednesday.

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Lisa’s In and Around Tokyo: You think you know Japan? Then tell me who owns Mt. Fuji; Lisa Vogt; The Asahi Shimbun

Lisa Vogt’s uncle, bless his heart, he was probably just trying to make conversation, said to her, because she live…

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Falling rocks kill woman in Mount Fuji. How can similar incidents be avoided?; Maiko Eiraku; NHK

A woman struck by falling rocks near the top of Mount Fuji died on Monday. Anna Dubrovina, a 29-year-old woman from Russia, was killed while climbing with her husband. They were about 200 meters from the summit. While some climbers wear helmets, the vast majority of the over 200,000 people who go up Mount Fuji every year do not. Japanese officials warn that attempting the climb without proper equipment is extremely dangerous.

Source: Falling rocks kill woman in Mount Fuji. How can similar incidents be avoided? | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Russian climber killed by falling rock at Mount Fuji; Channel News Asia

A Russian national climbing Mount Fuji was killed by a falling rock near the summit of Japan’s highest peak, police and news reports said Monday.

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Preserving Fuji: Managing the hordes on Japan’s iconic mountain; Maiku Eiraku; NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

On July 10th, with the swish of a samurai sword, priests in Shizuoka Prefecture cut a rope to announce the start of climbing season for Mount Fuji. More than 200,000 people are expected to make the trek up Japan’s iconic mountain over the 10-week season. And local authorities are trying to figure out how to deal with all the congestion.

Source: Preserving Fuji: Managing the hordes on Japan’s iconic mountain | NHK WORLD-JAPAN News

Where to find the most epic views of Mount Fuji; Aryana Azari; Matador Network

It may be elusive, but it’s a view you’ll never forget.

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Here’s How You Can Conquer The Summit of Mount Fuji & Catch The Sunrise!; Alif Amsyar; TripZilla

Conquer the summit of Mount Fuji for real this time, instead of just looking at it in pictures!

Source: Here’s How You Can Conquer The Summit of Mount Fuji & Catch The Sunrise!

Mt. Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year’s climbing season; Kyodo News

The climbing season for Mt. Fuji got fully underway Tuesday with three trails in Shizuoka Prefecture opening to the public.

Source: Mt. Fuji trails in Shizuoka open for this year’s climbing season

How I Photographed the Double Diamond Fuji; Taku Kumabe; PetaPixel

Japan – Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

As a spiritual symbol of Japan, Mt. Fuji is one of only three sacred mountains of the country and its tallest at 3,776 meters. Its designation as a UNESCO…

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Mt. Fuji Tours; Viator

Japan – Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration

 

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