Mount Fuji, Japan
At 3776m, Mount Fuji (富士山, Fujisan) is Japan’s highest mountain.
Mount Fuji is an active volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708.
If you don’t want to visit (or climb) the mountain, an easy way to view Mount Fuji is from the train on a trip between Tokyo and Osaka. If you take the shinkansen from Tokyo in direction of Nagoya, Kyoto and Osaka, the best view of the mountain can be enjoyed from around Shin-Fuji Station on the right hand side of the train, about 40-45 minutes into the journey!
If you feel a bit more energetic, Mount Fuji is officially open for climbing for July and August.
Mount Fuji is also one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” (三霊山 Sanreizan) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013.
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Like so many towns on the Adriatic, Monopoli's history has been thoroughly influenced by its east-facing position and its fortified sea-front walls and castle tell many a story.
Parking in or around Piazza XX Settembre, location of a colourful street market, head east towards the cathedral. To find it just look upwards and you are sure to see its elegantly conceived bell tower thrusting into the sky. Built in 1693, the tower is over 60 metres high, completely dominating the town below.