|Above, a view of the summit of Mt. Fuji from the timberline. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
Are you planning to visit Japan anytime soon and also planning to climb Mount Fuji?
If so, you're in luck! Climbing season has started!
Japan Today reported:
YAMANASHI - The Mount Fuji climbing season opened on Sunday morning on the Yamanashi side.
About 150 climbers were at the summit to view the sunrise at 4:28 a.m., Fuji TV reported. The Shizuoka side will open to climbers on July 10.
Huge numbers of climbers are expected in July and August. Last year, more than 220,000 people climbed the 3,776-meter mountain, according to Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefectural government officials.
As they did last year, the prefectural governments are asking climbers to pay a fee of 1,000 yen on a voluntary basis. The money will be used to help preserve the area's natural beauty.
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