Fuji Viewing Spots, Dates, and Times in Tokyo
Diamond Fuji Viewing Spots, Dates,
and Times in Tokyo
of the most interesting things about Mt. Fuji I've ever heard
of while residing in Japan is what's known as "Diamond Fuji," a
phenomenon which occurs only from Oct. to Feb. when the sun sets into
rises out of Mt. Fuji's cone, setting off sunbeams that resemble a
The Diamond Fuji pic below was taken by a Tokyo friend of mine
from the shore of Lake Yamanakako, one of the Fuji 5 Lakes.
And WOW, check out this 34-sec. timelapse video of the Diamond Fuji
taken Feb. 19, 2021 by a Weathernews staffer from the shore of Lake
(If the player above is not visible, you can view video at YouTube here.)
After a failed attempt to view Diamond Fuji on Dec. 23, 2014 atop Mt.
Takao along with hundreds of other photographers and romantics, and a
lengthy but very fun Xmas Day Diamond Fuji discussion thread with my
friends in the "Hiking in Japan" group at Facebook, I decided to put
together the table below, listing the best high-rise spots in Tokyo for
viewing Diamond Fuji along with
recommended dates, sunset times, admission fees, and links to Google
Sunset times indicated above are from
and reflect the moment the top of the sun disc
touches the horizon, therefore, depending on the viewer's altitude, the
sun will begin setting into Mt. Fuji's
cone much (at least 10-15 min.) earlier. [suncalc.net has since bit the
dust, so I recommend using this site for sun tracking: suncalc.org]
Diamond Fuji viewing spot names above are
linked to their Google maps.
Thanks mostly to <jnto.go.jp>, <japan-guide.com>,
<suncalc.net>, and my friends in the "Hiking
in Japan" group at Facebook.
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