Mount Fuji is sacred to the Japanese and is very important in their culture. Over the centuries, clandestine immigration was an important religious ceremony and there were even sects in Japan that worshiped the mountain itself.
In Japanese art, too, it became a real icon. Japanese artists often painted the mountain and its famous paintings also influenced European art.
Today, Mount Fuji is the most popular tourist attraction in Japan. It is located in Fuji-Shuku-Izu National Park, Honshu Island, about 100 kilometers from Tokyo. On a fine day you can see the mountain from the city.