Climbing Season Begins On Mt. Fuji Trails In Shizuoka

Climbing season begins on Mt. Fuji trails in ShizuokaThis year's climbing season began on three trails for Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka Prefecture on Sunday, following a similar season opening on a trail in neighboring Yamanashi Prefecture nine days earlier.
The 3,776-meter volcano, which straddles the two prefectures west of Tokyo, is the nation's highest peak and attracts many climbers, including foreigners. Last year about 97,000 people climbed the mountain via the trails in Shizuoka.