Mount Fuji

It is tall, large and snowy.

  • Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano – a volcano that is tall and conical, made up of many layers of ash, lava, and other rock.
  • Mount Fuji is located on the island of Honshu, the largest Japanese island.
  • Mount Fuji is 3, 776.24 meters (12, 389 feet) in height and is the tallest mountain in Japan.
  • Ancient samurai (Japanese warriors) trained at the bottom of Mount Fuji.
  • The temperatures at the summit of Mount Fuji range from -38°C to 17.8°C, -38°C being the lowest temperature recorded and 17.8°C being the highest.

 

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Mount Fuji
Image courtesy of John Kasawa/Free Digital Photos
  • In 2009, around 300,000 people climbed Mount Fuji.
  • Scientists believe that Mt Fuji is likely to erupt in the not so distant future due to the build up of pressure in the magma chamber resulting from the major 2011 Japanese earthquake and tsunami.
  • Mount Fuji  erupted last on 16th December, 1704 through to January 1, 1705.
  • There are eight peaks surrounding Mount Fuji’s crater all of which can be accessed by climbers.
  • Paragliding is a popular sport on Mount Fuji.
Bibliography:
Mount Fuji 10 January 2013, Wikipedia, <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Fuji>
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