Travel: Mt Fuji tourist center adds attractions

June 24, 2016 2:02 PM (UTC+8)

 

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If you are visiting Mt Fuji, you are in for a wider visual treat with added attractions at the Fujisan World Heritage Center.

To enthral and at the same time educate tourists, a special washi-paper model of Japan’s largest volcano has been put up. Named “Fugaku 360,” it glows with in-built lighting and has become the centrepiece for selfies. Videos showing events, including the seasonal changes and pilgrimages to the revered peak, are beamed onto a giant screen in front of the installation, Asahi Shimbun reported.

It also features a plethora of installations that exhibit the culture, history, heritage, arts and folklore of Mt. Fuji.

Even if you cannot watch the mountain due to bad weather, the all-weather facility offers an virtual experience. June 22 marked the third anniversary of the 3,776 -meter-high mountain fetching the World Cultural Heritage Site status.

Its North Hall is open to all free of cost. But an entry to the South Hall will cost 420 yen for adults and 210 yen for university students. It’s free for schoolchildren. The South Hall will be shut on fourth Tuesdays of each month.

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