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Mt.Fuji Nature

Introduction to the rich natural environment of Mount Fuji

Around Fujinomiya Trail
    Hoei Crater is a crater of a parasite volcano that was created by eruptions of Mt. Fuji in 1707. These eruptions created three craters in this area. Crater No. 1, the highest of these craters, is slightly bigger than the one at the summit of the mountain and is a stark testament to the enormous energy of the earth. The trail to Mt. Hoei provides chances to enjoy the vegetation around the forest limit as well as views of Hoei Crater. Japanese deer and serow can be spotted at the foot of Mt. Hoei and around the edges of the forest, respectively.

    houeizan(akaiwa)
    Around Fujinomiya Trail
    kokemomo
    Vaccinium vitis-idaea var.
    vitis-idaea L.(Cowberry)
    nihonjika
    Japanese deer

Around Gotemba Trail
    Around Gotemba TrailA volcanic desert created by the 1707 eruptions spreads around the Gotemba Trail. The transition of vegetation from desert to grassland and to forest can be observed here. Various butterflies can also be spotted in mid-August when Eupatorium chinense var. oppositifolium and Cirsium purpuratum bloom.






    futagoyama
    Futatsuzuka
    ontade
    Pleuropteropyrum weyrichii var. alpinum
    asagimadara
    Chestnut tiger
Around Subashiri Trail
    Around Subashiri TrailThe lava around this area is new lava that extruded from the summit crater of Shin-Fuji and its surrounding cracks and ran down the outer slopes of the summit, telling the history of eruptions of the mountain. The new lava is called Subashiri Gotembaguchi Lava. The trail to the lateral Ko-Fuji cone is undulating and is suitable for walking while listening to the birds singing.





    kofuji
    Ko-fuji
    murasakimomenzuru
    Astragalis adsurgens
    ruribitaki
    Red-flanked bluetail