On June 23, 2013, Google celebrates a national Monument of Japan. Mt Fuji becomes world heritage Site!
Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san), located on Honshu Island, is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776.24 m. An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers. It is one of Japan’s „Three Holy Mountains“ (三霊山 Sanreizan) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku; it is a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, a Historic Site, and was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 4th, 2013.
- Mount Fuji named World Heritage site (japantimes.co.jp)
- Japan’s Mount Fuji granted World Heritage Site status: Unesco (japanesesearch.com)
- UNESCO World Heritage meet kicks off in Cambodia, Japan’s Mt Fuji to be listed (japandailypress.com)
- The Mt. Fuji Rivalry: Which Side Is Better? (introvertjapan.com)