Mount Fuji (富士山), now a dormant volcano, stands in the center of Honshu Island, more than a hundred kilometers from Tokyo and is the highest peak in Japan (3,776m) and its most celebrated.
An almost perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, the mountain is a near-mythical national symbol immortalized in countless works of art, including Hokusai’s 36 Views of Mt. Fuji.
It contributes to Japan’s physical, cultural and spiritual geography, and temples and shrines are located around and on the volcano.
Also called Fuji-san, it is a sacred place and has long been the object of pilgrimages for inspired poets and artists, like the famous print Kanagawa-oki nami ura (Great Wave off Kanagawa).
Named for the Buddhist fire goddess Fuchi, it brings together the symbols of Heaven, Earth and Fire at the same time and inspires feelings of fear, danger, but also peace.
Fuji-san is notoriously shy, so any sighting has to be counted as a blessing.
We also offer climbing and a wide variety of hikes around or on Mount Fuji all year round.