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___ Famous Landmarks: Sacred Mountains - Satellite View of Mount Fuji (富士山, Fuji-san), Japan

 

Satellite View of Mount Fuji using Google Earth Data

Mount Fuji or sometimes also Fujiyama is associated by people around the world with Japan. The dormant volcano with its well-known cone-shaped silhouette has an elevation of 3,776 m (12.388 ft) and is the highest peak in Japan. Mt. Fuji is located on the Southern Honshu Island in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, about 100 km (60 miles) south west of Tokyo, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains".

Like many other mountains in the world Mt. Fuji is connected with legends and devotional beliefs. According to legends and folk tales demons, ghosts, and other magical beings are haunting in the dense Aokigahara forest at the base of the mountain.
Many temples and shrines are located on and around the volcano, the Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine at the city of Fujinomiya is one of the basic starting points for the Mt. Fuji pilgrimage.
The Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha is the main shrine for the worship of Mount Fuji since the 9th century, the shrine is dedicated to Konohanasakuya-hime (木花咲耶姫), the blossom-princess, the Shinto Goddess of Mount Fuji.
In Buddhist Fuji devotion, especially in that of the Fujikō belief is that the mountain would become the realm of the future Buddha Miroku (Maitreya).
 
Mount Fuji
Mt. Fuji at sunrise from across Lake Kawaguchi, Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. Image: Frank Gualtieri
Google Map: Satellite View of Mount Fuji, Japan.

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Wikipedia: Mount Fuji
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