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Mount Fuji is one of the best known natural features of Japan and is conveniently located in Chubu region, Honshu, west of the capital Tokyo. It is 3,776 metres high and the walk up to the summit is tough but require no special climbing skills. Mount Fuji has an exceptionally symmetrical cone which is a recognisable symbol of this East Asian country.
Over 200,000 people climb the mountain yearly and most of them climb in the 1 July - 27 August season when huts and most other facilities in and around the mountain and nearby villages are open. It is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and although it hasn't erupted for about 300 years, it is indeed a volcano. It also is surrounded by five lakes, among which are Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka and Lake Motosu. From these lakes and Lake Ashi (which is a little further away) people who do not want to climb the mountain can have excellent views of the mountain when the weather is clear. In winter, the summit is covered in snow.
Mount Fuji - Shizuoka Airport is nearest to Mount Fuji, about 80 kilometres and just opende recently in June 2009. Destinations include Sapporo, Naha, Fukuoka, Komatsu, Kumamoto, Kagoshima and both Seoul-Incheon and Shanghai Pudong International Airport.
|Ashiwada Hotel||395, Nagahama Ashiwada-mura||Hotel||-|
|K's House Mt.Fuji||6713-108, Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko Minamitsuru-gu||Hostel||91|
|Kawaguchi-ko Station Inn||3639-2, Funatsu||Hostel||90|
|Minshuku Murahamasou||807 Shoji Fujikawaguchiko Minami Tsurugun||Guesthouse||-|
|Sunnide Resort||2549-1 Oishi, Fuji-Kawaguchiko Yamanashi||Hotel||86|
|Wilderness Park Lodge||2954-1, OISHI, FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO-MACHI, MINAMITSURU-||Guesthouse||-|
|Mt. Fuji Hostel Michael's||2F 3-21-37 Shimoyoshida Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi-Ken||Hostel||84|
|Guesthouse Sakuya||2526Ohishi,Fujikawaguchiko Yamanashi prefecture||Guesthouse||96|
|Mount Fuji Five Lakes Ryokan||339 Funatsu Kawaguchi ko||Hostel||-|
|Minshuku Fugakuso||1774 kodachi,Fujikawaguchiko-Machi||HOSTEL||-|
|DEN's INN||Kawaguchi 2853-1, Fujikawaguchiko-machi||HOSTEL||85|
|Pension Cosmos||Oishi Pension Village, Kawaguchiko Cho, Minami Tsu Kawaguchiko Cho||HOSTEL||-|
|Resort Inn Sakanoshita||454 Funatsu Kawaguchiko, Minamitsuru Yamanashi Prefecture||HOSTEL||-|
|PBG Koe House||3639 Funatu Minamitugun, Fujikawaguchikomachi||HOSTEL||-|
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