Updated at 2022-03-24
Mt. Fuji was the most sacred mountain for mountain worshippers in ancient Japan. It is a source of inspiration for many artists, often appearing in poetry and artworks. Mt. Fuji and its surroundings are popular tourist attractions in Japan, including the magnificent scenery of Lake Kawaguchi at the foot of the mountain. In summer, scaling the sacred mountain has also become a sought-after activity for mountain-climbing enthusiasts. UNESCO listed Mt. Fuji as a World Heritage Site in 2013, creating a renewed trend for scaling the mountain.
Agreement date: September 16, 2016
Area: 213.84 square kilometers
Population: Approx. 131,797
Main industries: Tourism and agriculture (jurisdiction of Narita International Airport)