It is more than being the world's most beautiful volcano. Mount Fuji is adored and revered by the Japanese and has become the tourism symbol of Japan around the globe.
It's a popular pursuit. About a quarter million people climb it each year. Nearly one-third are foreigners.
They give you useful pointers.
Unfortunately. the volcano is masked by clouds on most days. But on clear days, the view is magnificent. See it from:
Hakone and Fuji Five Lakes
These famous resort regions sit at the volcano's base.
This city is 100 kilometers (60 miles) away, but you can see the mountain from some tall Tokyo structures.
It passes near Mount Fuji. Book a right-side window seat when heading south from Tokyo - and a left-side one when going to Tokyo.
Also worth noting:
Your chances of seeing the volcano improve in the winter, decrease in the summer. Ditto for early morning versus midday hours (and later).
Mount Fuji is most photogenic during the cold months when it's snow-capped. The cone is bare in summer.
Location in Japan