Japan’s Highest Mountain

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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.

Mount Fuji is a Dormant Stratovolcano

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.

Satellite image of Mount Fuji, Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA,CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO
Mountain Fuji, Copernicus Sentinel data (2019), processed by ESA, CC BY-SA 3.0 IGO