Fuji is visible from central Tokyo (e.g. from my office building), but only on clear days. In January we went to Hakone, near Fuji, to stay in a Japanese inn and soak in hot pools. Riding a cable car and then a ropeway up a nearby mountin, we got a rare clear view of the mountain.
The photo was taken after riding the ropeway up the nearby mountain. It was a beautiful sunny day, but the wind was so strong it was hard to stand up straight, and freezing cold too. I went through great discomfort getting the photos.
Word of the day: Fujisan. This is the Japanese name for Mount Fuji – san means “Mount” (as in “Mount Fuji”). Yama means “mountain” (as in “Fuji is a mountain”), but I’ve never heard anyone here refer to “Fujiyama”. So that’s interesting, isn’t it.