What is special about Mt. Fuji? Why is Mount Fuji famous? Rising to 12,388 feet (3,776 metres), Mount Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan and is known for its graceful conical form. It is the country’s sacred symbol, and temples and shrines are located around and on the volcano.
How old is Mount Fuji? Fuji is a basaltic stratovolcano born from the base of Mt. Komitake about 100,000 years ago. Its current beautiful cone shape was formed over two generations of volcanic activity turning the old Mt. Fuji into the current Mt.
How big is Mount Fuji? The nearly perfectly conical profile of Fuji soars 3,776 meters (12,388 feet) above sea level on southern Honshu, near Tokyo. The highest mountain in Japan, Fuji is the country’s most familiar symbol. The summit of this graceful, dormant volcano is broken by a crater 610 meters (2,000 feet) in diameter.
What 2 plates made Mount Fuji? Mt. Fuji is a product of the subduction zone that straddles Japan, with the Pacific Plate (to the north) and the Philippine Plate (to the south) subducting underneath the Eurasian plate.