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Newest Wonders of the World: Mount Fuji

Courtesy of UNESCO/Shizuoka Prefectural Tourism Association

Mount Fuji, Japan

Perhaps the most iconic feature in all of Japan, this active and often snowcapped volcano is an object of both artistic inspiration and spiritual pilgrimage, particularly among Buddhists. The UNESCO inscription comprises 25 sites that reflect the variety of Fujisan’s sacred landscapes, including pristine lakes, springs, waterfalls, Sengen-jinja shrines, and Oshi lodging houses.

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