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Mount Fuji: World Heritage Site

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Fuji-San: Sacred Place

Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, with an altitude of 3,776 meters (12,388 ft). It’s located in between Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures. Often, you’ll find this stratovolcano—a tall, cone-shaped volcano formed by several hardened lava layers—snow-capped, but despite being such a natural beauty, it was actually recognized by UNESCO as an element of "Cultural" heritage in 2013.

Why cultural? That’s because Mount Fuji has inspired tons of artists and poets. If you visit the UNESCO website you’ll read the inscription: “Fujisan, sacred place and source of artistic inspiration.”

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