Thursday, July 4, 2013

Japan's highest mountain: Mount Fuji | 富士山

Mount Fuji is with 3,776 meters Japan's highest mountain is located outside Tokyo on the island of Honshu. The nearly perfectly shaped volcano has been worshiped as a sacred mountain throughout the centuries. Mount Fuji is an active volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708.

The nickname of Mount Fuji is Konohana-Sakuahime which means "causing the blossom to bloom brightly," which referring to pink cherry blossoms which frame the snow-white mountain in the spring season.

In June 2010 Mt. Fuji was recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Hanshin Koshien Stadium. The stadium was built to host the national high school baseball tournaments, and opened on August 1, 1924.


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