2013 Threat to Fujimizaka

9 images Created 20 Jan 2013

Fujimizaka (Mount Fuji viewing slope) in Nishi-Nippori is Tokyo is the last place in central Tokyo that a street level view of the iconic Mount Fuji can be enjoyed. There are 16 Fujimizaka Hills in Tokyo but over the years all of them have lost their views of this quintessential Japanese icon, after which they were named, to high-rise developments. The last one in Nishi-Nippori is facing a similar fate with a large development planned a few kilometres away that will completely obscure the summit slopes of Mount Fuji. A similar development that hid the left hand side of the mountain was fought in 2000 but proved ultimately unsuccessful. The hope is this time to have the view declared a heritage site and protected with the support of the UNESCO heritage foundation.
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