9 Mount Fuji Fun Facts and Information
- Mount Fuji, with an elevation of more than 12,388 feet, is the highest and the most famous mountain in Japan.
- Mount Fuji is actually a tall, cone shaped, active volcano!
- Mount Fuji is made up of three separate volcanoes: Komitake at the bottom, Kofuji at the middle and Fuji at the top.
- The volcano last erupted around 300 years ago, in 1707.
- Some people believe that Mount Fuji is named after the Buddhist goddess of fire called Fuchi.
- You can climb Mount Fuji only in the months of July and August. However, climbing Mount Fuji is not an easy job! The temperatures at the summit are extremely low and may go down below –35 degree Celsius.
- An anonymous Buddhist monk was the first one to climb Mount Fuji.
- It was forbidden for women to climb Mount Fuji until 1912.
- Mount Fuji is surrounded by five beautiful lakes called Kawaguchiko, Yamanakako, Saiko, Motosuko and Shojiko.