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The highest peak in Japan at 3,776m, Mt Fuji is stunning for its elegant, perfectly symmetrical shape. It is the icon of Japan, one that many tourists want to see on their trip to Tokyo. While it’s possible to get a glimpse of the mountain in the capital – when the weather is super clear – you should travel slightly out of the city to the areas surrounding the mountain for the perfect view.
Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus, Mt Fuji is closed for hiking this year. However, it's still possible to admire its beauty from these five scenic spots in Yamanashi and Kanagawa, all of which are easily reachable from Tokyo as a day trip. Just try to get there early in the morning or late afternoon as the mid-day clouds tend to block the view (especially in summer).
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