What Is the Highest Mountain In Japan and Is Mount Fuji an Active Volcano?

Mount Fuji is an active volcanic mountain that last erupted in 1708.

Its peak stands at 12,388 feet (3,776 m) above sea level, and is the highest mountain in Japan.

It is the most visited mountain in the world.

More than 100,000 people climb it each year in July and August, its two month climbing season.

Mount Fuji is is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains”, which include Mount Tate and Mount Haku.

Mount Fuji can be seen from Tokyo on a clear day, and its symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan.

Man people in Japan refer to the mountain as “Fuji-san”.

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