Mount Fuji is the most famous mountain in Japan. But it’s not always easy to see it. That’s why the Japan Map Center opened a website on Sept. 3 to help people discover the many faces of Mount Fuji.
The website has a special map of Japan, called “Fuji-san Koko,” or “Mount Fuji Here.” The map shows areas in red where you can see the 3,776-meter-high peak.
Some of the places where you can see the World Heritage site include mountains on the border of Mie and Wakayama prefectures. The mountains are more than 300 kilometers to the southwest of Mount Fuji.
“We would be happy if we can help people make new discoveries,” said Hiroshi Tashiro, an expert on mountain views and an adviser to the center. He said that some of the best photos on the map show “Diamond Fuji” — when the sun seems to sit on the top of the peak and make it shine brightly like a diamond. (Kyodo)