Did you know?: Mt. Fuji is an active volcano

Did you know?: Mt. Fuji is an active volcano

by Takahiro Takiguchi
Stripes Okinawa

One of Japan’s World Heritage sites, Mount Fuji is actually an active volcano. While it repeatedly has smallscale eruptions, those of the  large scale have occurred most recently in 864 and 1707. Some volcanologists say this symbol of Japan may erupt sometime soon. So, if you’re planning to climb the 12,388-foot mountain this summer, you better sleep on it and maybe try to avoid the day it erupts.



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