富士山Trip

Mount Fuji: the good and the bad

Welcome to 富士山Trip. This site is going to be a celebration. We celebrate Mount Fuji. The Mount Fuji area is a world class tourist destination and we are very happy about that. Even so, we also consider a number of problems.

The fact is that Mount Fuji is suffering in many ways. Too much of the tourist traffic is focused on the relatively boring top half of the mountain. While that situation has been developing, the modern world has introduced Mount Fuji to a series of environmental problems that raise serious questions related to sustainable tourism in the area.

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Great Wave off Kanagawa. Photo. Katsushika Hokusai (葛飾北斎)
A mountain of two halves

We are going to learn about the history and geography of Fujisan. In addition, we are going to take a look at the  places and people around the great volcano. The intention is to build a Fuji-centered information resource. Bearing that in mind, we have to be concerned about sustainable tourism to the area. To that end, we are going to be particularly interested in focusing away from the tourist traps — which tend to be relatively uninteresting. Mount Fuji has become a mountain of two halves. The neglected bottom half deserves far more attention.

This is a mountain that never looks the same twice. It should keep us busy.

 I hope you enjoy the content. We’re just getting started!

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Our balcony when it snowed.

Featured image: full moon over a mountain landscape. Hiroshige. Photo. Utagawa Hiroshige (歌川広重) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons