12 Facts About Mount Fuji


Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano that last erupted from 1707 to 1708.

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Current kanji for Mount Fuji, and, mean "wealth" or "abundant" and "man of status" respectively.

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Mount Fuji is an attractive volcanic cone and a frequent subject of Japanese art especially after 1600, when Edo became the capital and people saw the mountain while traveling on the Tokaido road.

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Today, Mount Fuji is an international destination for tourism and mountain climbing.

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Mount Fuji was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013.

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Mount Fuji is a very distinctive feature of the geography of Japan.

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Mount Fuji is located at a triple junction trench where the Amurian Plate, Okhotsk Plate, and Philippine Sea Plate meet.

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Mount Fuji is located near three island arcs: the Southwestern Japan Arc, the Northeastern Japan Arc, and the Izu-Bonin-Mariana Arc.

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Mount Fuji started erupting 100, 000 years ago, with Ko-Fuji forming 100, 000 to 17, 000 years ago, but which is almost completely buried.

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Mount Fuji has more than 70 lava tunnels and extensive lava tree molds.

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Mount Fuji spewed cinders and ash which fell like rain in Izu, Kai, Sagami, and Musashi.

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Also, because Mount Fuji is designated as a national park, it is illegal to camp above the fifth station.

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