Japan's Mount Fuji set to be listed in Unesco World heritage sites

The United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) is set to categorize Japanese volcano of Mount Fuji as a World Heritage site.

  • International Council on Monuments and Sites (Icomos) had approved Mt Fuji as appropriate for registration

Key Features about Mount Fuji:

  • It is Japan’s highest peak at 12,460 feet.
  • Situated to the south-west of Tokyo and is visible from the Japanese capital.
  • Had last erupted nearly 300 years ago.
  • A symbol of Japanese spiritual worship, art and geographical orientation.

Japan currently has 16 World Heritage-listed sites – 12 of them are cultural and 4 are natural.

  • The most recent addition to the list were the Buddhism-linked gardens and temples of Hiraizumi, in year 2011.



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