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How to Get the Best Views of Mt. Fuji

How to Get the Best Views of Mt. Fuji

You don't have to climb Mt. Fuji to get a great view. Even from a distance, Japan's tallest mountain offers a backdrop that can’t be matched—so long as clouds don’t thwart the experience. For the best chance at a successful viewing, here are our tips.

Time of Year

To maximize your chances of catching Mt. Fuji on a clear day, try to book your trip so it falls between October and February, as colder weather means higher atmospheric visibility. Spring is also a good option, when the weather is still fairly cool. June and July are a risky time to visit, as the famed peak may only be visible for a handful of days each month.

It’s also important to remember that the mountain doesn’t stay snow-capped all year. For those looking to capture the classic image of Mt. Fuji—snow and all—winter wins. Alternatively, mid-spring cherry blossoms and colorful fall leaves can each create a stunning frame for the mountain.

Time of Day

Since cool weather means better visibility, the best time of day to see the mountain (regardless of season) is early morning. Travelers are more likely to see Mt. Fuji in full if planning a visit at 8am than if arriving in the afternoon, although the mountain is also a sight to see at sunset. Book a tour that includes a visit to the nearby Five Lakes region for the best panoramic views.

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VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

VIP: Mt Fuji Private Tour with Sengen Shrine Visit from Tokyo

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Be mesmerized by the beguiling beauty of Mt Fuji on a private tour from Tokyo. Accompanied by a knowledgeable guide, venture to the majestic mountain to capture photographs of its snow-sprinkled peak and then visit a sacred Shinto shrine famous for housing Konohanasakuya-hime, a deity of Mt Fuji. Afterward, you will ascend to the 5th station, a look out point referred to as the border before heaven and earth. Absorb panoramic vistas of the surroundings then enjoy some cultural authenticity with a traditional Japanese lunch.
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3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

3-Day Mt Fuji, Kyoto and Nara Rail Tour from Tokyo

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If you want to get the most out of your time in Japan—this is the way to do it. Your 3-day tour takes you to Mt. Fuji, experience the thrill of a bullet train, see multiple UNESCO-listed sites in Kyoto, visit the deer park in Nara, and much more. You have a stress-free experience with accommodation and transport organized for you, and a guide to navigate. 
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