Japan is home to the world famous spectacular Mount Fuji and more than 8,000 other mountains which makes it an extra special treat for any outdoor enthusiast. A warm subtropical climate allows for an extended hiking period; the oriental charm amplifies epic scenery leaving unparalleled imprint in your memories.
There are 21 three-thousanders, the tallest of which is Mount Fuji, at 3,776 metres (12,388 ft.). Most of these mountains are connected to major events of Japanese history as well as to mythology and religion. Some mountains, like Mount Tsukuba or Mount Tate, are considered sacred because people believe a god dwells in them or because a holy man walked their paths. In Shintoism, mountains symbolize the reign of the wild and the reign of gods, in opposition to paddy fields, which represent humans, society and civilization. That’s why you will always find at least one Shinto shrine on the top of these mountains. Mountains have a significant value in Buddhism as well.