Mount Fuji - Japanese Icon

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Mount Fuji is a Japanese icon whose name and instantly recognizable image grace many business identities, works of art and personal mementoes of a visit. An almost perfect volcanic cone it rises to 3,776 metres and is the highest mountain in Japan. It last erupted in 1707 and is still classed as an active volcano, albeit with a low risk of further eruptions.
The Mount Fuji National Park (Full name Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park) surrounding the mountain is the most visited national park in the world with over 100 million people arriving each year; around 300,000 of whom climb to the peak for stunning views over the Kanto region of Japan and the nearby cities of Tokyo and Yokohama. The mountain was declared a UNESCO World heritage site in 2013
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