Mount Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan at 12,388 feet tall. It is also an active volcano. It is estimated that about 300,000 people try to climb Mt. Fuji every year. Not everyone succeeds. Mt. Fuji is located about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo.
The official climbing season of Mt. Fuji is from July 1st to the end of August. The off season climb is discouraged due to the bad climate. My husband and I climbed to the summit of Mount Fuji in mid-August of 2006.
It is by no means an easy climb. The thin air at high altitude, freezing temperatures and sudden extreme thunderstorms make it even more challenging.