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View Mount Fuji from Shinkansen Bullet Train

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24 Feb 2024 | Sat

Day 05 of 17

  • Shinkansen Bullet Train – Tokyo to Kyoto
  • View Mount Fuji from Tokyo to Kyoto Bullet Train
  • Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Kyoto Shijo
  • Walking Kyoto’s Famous Ninenzaka and Sannenzaka Streets
  • Hokan-ji Temple Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu-Dera Temple Gate Kyoto
  • Daikanyama Candy Apple Kiyomizu Ninenzaka
  • Daidokoro Forested Slope to Kōdaiji Temple
  • Walk Back to Hotel

View Mount Fuji from Shinkansen Bullet Train

Mount Fuji from Tokyo to Kyoto Bullet Train

On the Bullet Train (Shinkansen) from Tokyo to Kyoto, you’ll get a short window of opportunity to view Mount Fuji. The mountain is located on the right side of the train as you leave Tokyo, and it will be visible for about 10 minutes, starting about 40 minutes after departure. The best view is from the window-side seat F (or seat D in Green Cars).

Mount Fuji from Tokyo to Kyoto Bullet Train

Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan, and it’s been considered a sacred site in Japanese culture for centuries. It’s located in the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, about 100 kilometers southwest of Tokyo.
If you’re lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Mount Fuji from the Shinkansen, be sure to take a picture! It’s a truly unforgettable sight.

Mount Fuji is an active stratovolcano located on the Japanese island of Honshu, with a summit elevation of 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft 3 in). It is the tallest mountain in Japan, the second-highest volcano located on an island in Asia (after Mount Kerinci on the Indonesian island of Sumatra), and seventh-highest peak of an island on Earth. Mount Fuji last erupted from 1707 to 1708. The mountain is located about 100 km (62 mi) southwest of Tokyo and is visible from the Japanese capital on clear days. Mount Fuji’s exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is covered in snow for about five months of the year, is commonly used as a cultural icon of Japan and is frequently depicted in art and photography, as well as visited by sightseers, hikers and mountain climbers.

Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s “Three Holy Mountains” along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. It is a Special Place of Scenic Beauty and one of Japan’s Historic Sites. It was added to the World Heritage List as a Cultural Site on June 22, 2013. According to UNESCO, Mount Fuji has “inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries”. UNESCO recognizes 25 sites of cultural interest within the Mount Fuji locality. These 25 locations include the mountain and the Shinto shrine, Fujisan Hongū Sengen Taisha.

– Mount Fuji > Wikipedia

Mount Fuji from Osaka to Tokyo Bullet Train

When you’re on the Bullet Train, you get a chance to see Mount Fuji. But seeing the whole mountain isn’t always guaranteed because of the weather. On our first trip from Tokyo to Kyoto, the weather was good, but Mount Fuji was partially hidden by clouds and fog. We could only see the top half of the mountain.

Mount Fuji from Osaka to Tokyo Bullet Train

But we didn’t give up. On our return trip from Osaka to Tokyo, we were really lucky – the weather was great, and we had a clear view of the whole mountain. It was a special part of our trip. So, if you’re on the Bullet Train, don’t lose hope if you can’t see Mount Fuji for the first time. You might get lucky on your next trip, like we did!

Map | Mount Fuji

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