Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Mount Fuji

Izwan bought this magnet at Narita Airport in Tokyo, on this way to Seatle last month. It's a picture of Mount Fuji, beautifully & proudly bearing its snowy top. It is the highest mountain in Japan - at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). An active volcano that last erupted in 1707-08, it straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures just west of Tokyo, from which it can be seen on a clear day. It is located near the Pacific coast of central Honshū. Three small cities surround it: Gotemba (east), Fujiyoshida (north) and Fujinomiya (southwest). Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.

Here's a pic of the mountain, taken at sunrise from Lake Kawaguchi.
Where from: Tokyo, Japan
Where now: Home
Who: Izwan
When: 2008
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