Which Mt. Fuji do you like the most?

kaimondake Satsuma fuji

Are you ready to explore the stunning mountains of Japan and find the ones that resemble the majestic Mt. Fuji?

Mt. Fuji, the iconic and breathtaking mountain that stands tall and proud in Japan, has been a source of inspiration for many. Its unique shape and beauty have captured the hearts of people around the world, and it’s no surprise that many other mountains in Japan have been given the nickname “Fuji” due to their resemblance to this natural wonder.

In this article, we’ll take you on a journey to discover the top 5 popular mountains that look like Mt. Fuji.

Short Video about local Mt. Fujis

Local Mt. Fuji in Japan

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No.5.  Sanuki Fuji 讃岐富士 in Kagawa Prefecture

sanuki fuji, iiyama

It’s a 422 m small and cute mountain. You can see it beautifully from Marugame Castle!

Mount Iinoyama, also known as Sanuki Fuji, is a mountain located on the border of Marugame City and Sakaide City in Kagawa Prefecture. It has an elevation of 421.87 meters. The mountain has three hiking trails that are well-maintained and safe to climb. At the summit, there are many large rocks, and the mountain is famous for the legend of the giant “Ojomo” who created it.
Mount Iinoyama is one of the seven mountains that make up the “Sanuki Seven Mountains” and has been selected as one of the New Japan 100 Famous Mountains.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/gHAVEjkfPwEib3t18


No.4 Nikko Fuji 日光富士 in Tochigi Prefecture

Nikko fuji, Nantaizan 男体山

 you can enjoy a beautiful view from Chuzenjiko Lake.

Mount Nantai 男体山, also known as Nikko Fuji, is a mountain located in Nikko, Tochigi Prefecture. It’s 2486m high and situated on the north shore of Lake Chuzenji. The mountain is a stratovolcano and its last eruption was about 7,000 years ago. Mount Nantai can be seen from the city of Nikko and there are many tourist spots in the surrounding area such as Nikko Toshogu Shrine, Senjogahara, and Kegon Falls.

Nikko Toshogu Shrine is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is dedicated to Tokugawa Ieyasu, the founder of the Tokugawa Shogunate. The shrine complex consists of 55 buildings, including eight National Treasures. The most famous of these buildings is Yomeimon Gate, which is covered with complex wood carvings, bright paintings, and gold leaf. The site also features a few quirky carvings such as a sleeping cat, angry-looking clawed elephants (the artist had never seen one), and the famous three monkeys in “see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil” poses.

Kegon Falls cascades from Lake Chuzenji at a height of 97 meters and is ranked among Japan’s three most beautiful waterfalls. Lush greenery surrounds the area in spring, migratory Asian house martins visit in summer, and the waterfall freezes solid in winter. Paid admission to an observatory platform at the base of the falls offers close-up views.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/SbfzanehKqyDFJAr7


No.3. Hachijo Fuji 八丈富士, in Hachijo-jima island in Tokyo


photo: https://sotoasobi.net

The official name of Hachijo-fuji is Nishiyama 西山. The Hachijo island is located in Tokyo, but off the Pacific Ocean. Mount Hachijō-Fuji is a complex volcanic cone and the highest peak of the Tokyo Islands, with an elevation of 854 meters (2,802 feet) above sea level. It is located on Hachijō Island, part of the Izu Islands in Japan.

The climb to the summit from the trailhead takes about 1 hour and 15 minutes at a leisurely pace. If the weather is good, you can enjoy the unique volcanic landscape by taking a stroll around the crater. From the trailhead to the junction of the crater tour, you will climb about 1,300 steps for about an hour. There are handrails installed at three points along the way, with the second handrail being the midpoint. After climbing up the stairs and walking about 100 meters on a slightly flat road, you will reach the junction of the crater tour where you can overlook the inside of the crater.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/kQk179KRLFKgR71A9


No.2 Satsuma Fuji 薩摩富士, in Kagoshima Prefecture

kaimondake Satsuma fuji

Gorgeous view from Cape Nagasakibana

Satsuma Fuji, formally known as Mount Kaimondake 開聞岳, is situated in Ibusuki City, Kagoshima Prefecture. At Nishi-Oyama Station, JR’s southernmost station, you can enjoy the idyllic scenery of the train and Mt. Kaimondake.

To witness a mesmerizing sunset over the ocean with Kaimondake as your backdrop, make your way to Cape Nagasakibana. If the weather plays along, you’ll be treated to a feast for the eyes, indulging in the awe-inspiring panorama depicted in this very picture.

Ibusuki City is renowned for its steaming sand baths, offering the opportunity to experience a sand steaming bath at “Sunamushi Kaikan Saraku” (砂むし会館 砂楽). The sand, heated by steam infused with marine minerals, has been scientifically proven to have therapeutic effects, alleviating conditions such as neuralgia, rheumatism, back pain, and other ailments.

Location: https://goo.gl/maps/G26o3mTJqYdfVfcFA


No.1 Ezofuji 蝦夷富士 in Hokkaido

Ezofuji, Yoteizan

Mt. Yotei 羊蹄山, nicknamed Ezo Fuji, is an impressive stratovolcano that rises gracefully in the center of Hokkaido. At 1,898 meters above sea level, the mountain’s shape is so similar to Mt. Fuji that some people mistake it for Mt. Fuji from photographs. Incidentally, “Ezo” is an old name for Hokkaido, which is why it is called Ezo Fuji.

Tourist destinations around Mt. Yotei include Niseko, a world-famous ski resort that also offers hot springs, rafting, horseback riding, and more!

So, which Mt. Fuji do you like the most? Is it the majestic and towering Mount Fuji, or one of the other equally stunning mountains that resemble it? Let us know in the comments!


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