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Nothing Glitters Quite Like Diamond Fuji

| Mount Fuji , Video

Although the sun rises each morning, it's not every day that we can view the natural glory of the sun rays aligning with the snowy peak of Mount Fuji, creating the appearance of a sparkling diamond. It only happens for about two minutes, so it's quite the event to see if you're lucky enough to do so. If you're hoping to marvel at its beauty with your own eyes, you have a window of time from late autumn to winter to catch it from the Yamanashi Prefecture side of the iconic mountain. Otherwise, the video above can give you a taste of the seasonal splendor of Japan.