Japan celebrates Mt Fuji Day

The Japanese love Mt.Fuji. In fact, they love the iconic peak that they’ve designated February 23 as Mt Fuji Day.

Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest peak, stands 3,776 metres high on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefectures.

The almost perfectly shaped volcano is a national icon, attracting hordes of tourists to Shizuoka Prefecture every year.

Many schools in Japan’s Shizuoka Prefecture which enjoys good views of Mt Fuji have chosen to close on February 23, which is all the better to take advantage of the free admissions to various public facilities and parks.

It appropriate that Mt Fuji Day is in February as clear skies make it one of the best months to catch sight of the iconic snow-capped peak.

The date – February 23 – also has a special meaning for the royal family.

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