At 3,776 meters (12,389 feet) tall, Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain. The mountain is located near the Pacific coast of central Honshu, south-west of Tokyo. The mountain is visible on clear days from the Japanese cities of Yokohama and Tokyo, which are both 120 kilometers away. A dormant stratovolcano, Mount Fuji is a composite of three successive volcanos. This makes Mount Fuji also the largest volcano in Japan. Mount Fuji last erupted in 1707.
The mountain is snow-capped five months out of the year. On May 9, 2019, the Copernicus Sentinel-2A satellite captured this image of Mount Fuji.
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