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Natural Environment

Rich variety of plants

Vertical Distribution of Plant Life
From the alpine regions (above 2500m) to the hillside areas (below 700m), Mt. Fuji boasts not only the highest point in Japan but also a magnificent range of plant life. (Air temperature decreases approximately 0.6℃ with every increasing 100m of altitude). About half of all species of plants found in Shizuoka Prefecture (ferns or greater) can also be found on Mt. Fuji, including some precious and protected species.

Just as the natural world consists of grassy fields and forests, small animals which live near water, birds and larger animals that feed on the smaller animals; biological beings are balanced with earth and water to form a single ecosystem. If any of these components fail, the order of the natural world can fall apart. Unfortunately, it is a sad fact that people driving off-road on 4x4 vehicles or motorbikes are causing plants and animals are being damaged, and also people are picking the precious plants and flowers reducing their overall numbers.
It is important for us to each think individually about how we are affecting the environments in order to continue enjoying the beautiful scenery Mt. Fuji offers us and to further nurture the wonderful nature of Mt. Fuji.
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