Mt. Fuji in Japan is an active volcano about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo. It is also known as “Fuji-san,” it’s the country’s tallest peak, at 3,776 meters and the second tallest on any island in Asia. It stands right on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures and can be seen from Tokyo and Yokohama on clear days.

Read our Calgary travel agency diary below on the the Stunning Mt. Fuji – Learn how to get there and plan your perfect trip to Japan and see this iconic peak! Our travel agency frequently has flight deals to Japan through the year, sometimes for as low as $650 return from Calgary, round-trip. Japan is beautiful, unique and a definite must-see destination on many travelers around the world. It sure is a bit complex to tour around, unlike other popular tourist hotspots down south, but Japan has probably some of the best transport infrastructure in world. Its super well organized, safe and a system built on processes.

A pilgrimage site for centuries, Mount Fuji is a symbol of Japan.

The mountain contributes to Japan’s physical, cultural, and spiritual makeup and it’s considered one of Japan’s 3 sacred mountains. Hikes to the summit of this iconic peak remain a popular activity. Its majestic and perfectly symmetrical profile is the subject of numerous works of art, notably the Edo Period prints by Hokusai and Hiroshige.

If you just want to see this beautiful volcanic peak, then you can do so while traveling from Tokyo to Osaka or Kyoto. If you take the train from Tokyo to Nagoya or Kyoto or Osaka, the best view of the peak can be enjoyed about 40-45 minutes into the journey when you are at Shin-Fuji Station.

However, if you want to enjoy Mount Fuji at a more romantic pace you should head to the Fuji Five Lake (Fujigoko) region at the northern foot of the mountain. Equally pleasant and epic are the views from Hakone, a nearby hot spring resort. If you want to summit this peak,it is open for climbing during July and August via several routes, so plan your travel accordingly.

How to Get There:

From Tokyo take the Shinkansen (just 36 minutes) or JR Tokaido line / from Shinjuku (about 90 minutes) to Odawara. From here change to local trains or buses in to the Hakone region. Japan Rail passes are super handy to facilitate this travel.

Talk to our Calgary Travel Agency when you want to go, we can plan it all out for you – from flights, to accommodations and activities to do – we can plan it all out for a unique cultural experience.