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.
Month: Current Affairs - May, 2013