Japan’s Unique and Beautiful Mount-Fuji
Andreanna Wright, age 12
the main Japanese island of Honshu, about 60 miles southeast of the
capital Tokyo, lies Mount Fuji. Rising to 12,388 feet, Mount Fuji is
the highest mountain in Japan.
snow-covered, coned-shaped mountain sits on top of two older
volcanoes called Kofuji and Kamitake. Kofuji was active about 50,000
to 9,000 years ago and is now well below the ashes and lava of Mount
Fuji. Kofuji itself currently covers the older volcano, Kamitake. The
oldest lava on Mount Fuji dates back to 8,000 years, making it a very
refined shape, with snow-covered top, makes the mountain look
beautiful. On a fine day, Mount Fuji is a spectacular sight from
sunrise to sunset, showing a beautiful array of colors.
Followers of the Shinto religion, who worship nature, appreciate
Mount Fuji’s spiritual and moving experience in the springtime.
its calming, peaceful features year-round, Mount Fuji is an
attraction to both the native Japanese and tourists.
[Source: 100 Great Wonders of the World]