Mount Fuji

Natural phenomenon , Natural environment

Mount Fuji

This live webcam shows a magnificent view of one of the most important attractions in Japan – Fuji or Fujiyama, the highest mountain in the country (3776.24 m). Live stream goes from Kawaguchiko Station in Fujikawaguchiko, a resort in Yamanashi Prefecture on Honshu Island.

Mount Fuji, the symbol of Japan, featured online, is one of the Three Holy Mountains, recognized as a Special Scenic Beauty and Cultural Site on the World Heritage List since June 2013. This attractive active volcano is a holiday destination for hikers and climbers as well as pilgrims.

In Japan, Mount Fuji, which is visible in real time, is sacred, and every resident of the country considers it his duty to climb to its top at least once in his life.

Fujiyama in this webcam is located in Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Despite the fact that the volcano is considered active, the last eruption was recorded in 1707-1708.

Basically, travelers tend to conquer this giant in July-August, when there is no snow on Fuji. All amenities are provided for guests: shops, cafes, rescue centers, resting places, toilets.

The ascent to Fujiyama in this online live camera takes from 3 to 8 hours, and the descent – from 2 to 5 hours. The entire route is divided into stations. Usually tourists reach the fifth station by taxi or bus, and then go on foot.

At the peak of the volcano, there is a Shinto shrine, post office and weather station. There are many hot springs on Fuji and around its foot.

It is important to know: it is forbidden to leave garbage on the mountain in live broadcast and near it. To ensure that this rule is not violated, all tourists are given special garbage bags.

Every year, about 200 thousand people climb Mount Fujiyama, where the online stream broadcast is conducted from. There are four official routes you can follow to climb the top of the volcano. Other trails are quite dangerous and difficult, so you shouldn’t follow them. These routes are used only for bulldozers delivering food and goods for shops.

Fujikawaguchiko, where the webcam is located, is the starting point for climbing the volcano along the Yoshida Trail, which runs around Lake Kawaguchi, one of Fuji’s five lakes.

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