Tokyo 03

Tokyo Skyline at Sunset with Mt. Fuji on the Horizon, Japan

Tokyo Skyline at Sunset with Mt. Fuji on the Horizon

Mount Fuji, also known as Fujisan (富士山), is a dormant volcano and Japan’s highest mountain at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft). Its last eruption was in the early 18th century. It is easily recognizable and regarded as a symbol of Japan. It has been depicted countless times in Japanese art and a major photography company has been named after it.

There are no other high peak in the vicinity of Mt. Fuji and therefore it is classified as an ultra-prominent peak. It really dominates the landscape of the region surrounding it. It can be seen from far away and there many great spots for taking photos of Mt. Fuji.

It is situated about 100 km (60 mi) south-west of Tokyo and you can see this majestic peak from the Japanese capital, but only on clear days. If the air humidity is too high, you won’t be able to see it. Generally, you will have a higher chance of seeing Mt. Fuji from Tokyo in the winter months than in the summertime.

While Mt. Fuji is not the main subject of this photo, I was very happy that the visibility was so good that I could capture this symbol of Japan in this Tokyo cityscape. The main subjects in this image are of course Tokyo Tower and skyscrapers in the Minato ward.

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