Just like Mount Kinabalu, Mount Fuji (Fuji-san) located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft). The peak can be seen from miles away and is an active volcano, the last eruption being in 1707. Often snow capped it’s symmetry makes it a totally unique mountain, and has become the prime symbol of Japan often depicted in art and photographs. The mountain has been selected as a “cultural” rather than a “natural” heritage site by UNESCO since Mount Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries”.
Legends and myths about the mountain have been with us for centuries, and here is a popular story about a bamboo cutter and his prized Celestial find, in the form of a tiny baby. The rest is history or legend, as they say.