New Honor for Japan's Highest Peak
By OUTTraveler Editors
It looks like Japan's Mount Fuji is about to become the country's 13th Unesco World Heritage site. A key UN advisory board recommended the status for the 12,460-foot mountain on Wednesday. A final decision will be made in June.
As the BBC reports: “The volcano, which last erupted just over 300 years ago, lies to the south-west of Tokyo and is visible from the Japanese capital on a clear day. It is featured prominently in historic Japanese artwork, including wood block prints. It is also one of the traditional ‘Three Holy Mountains’—along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, both in central Japan.”