About Mount Fuji - The Tallest Mountain in JapanMount Fuji is the largest mountain in Japan. It is an active volcano located in the center of the island of Honshu, the biggest island in Japan. Fuji is 3,776 meters high. It began to form 500,000 years ago, when every eruption of the volcano increased its height further. Technically, Mount Fuji is an active volcano. Its last outburst was in 1707.
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.