Mt. Fuji, Japan’s tallest mountain, is world renowned not only for its natural splendor and its spiritual significance, but also for its enduring influence on Japanese culture. The currently dormant volcano has inspired countless haiku and woodblock prints over many centuries, and around the world, its perfect conical shape has become one of Japan’s most iconic symbols.
The Google Maps team trekked up all 3,776 meters to the summit of Mt. Fuji, along the popular Yoshida trail. The Street View imagery also allows you to explore the full walk around the crater at the top, and the quick zigzag descent. We hope these 14,000 panos of imagery will give climbers a sense of the terrain to expect under their feet — especially all the night-time climbers who shuffle up in the dark to see the sunrise at the crack of dawn. Read more