The Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan. The large volcano has a base diameter of almost 50 km and culminates in a 500 m wide and 250 m deep summit crater. There are eight peaks around the crater of which the highest is known as Kengamine. A walk around the crater's edge to all the summits is called ohachi-meguri .
It is the highest mountain in Japan and situated about 100 kilometres in the southwest of Tokyo. The Mount Fuji is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu Nationalpark and along with the Tateyama and Hakusan one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains", known as Sanreizan.
The last recorded eruption started on December 16, 1707 and ended about January 1, 1708.
Mount Fuji is one of the 100 famous Japanese mountains.
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