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2012 Picture of the Week (49/52) – Beautiful

I never get tired of this view.  One of the best things about living in Kanagawa is that Mt. Fuji can be seen from almost anywhere, as long as your view isn’t obstructed.  If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you may recognise this view.  On the left is Mt. Fuji covered with snow and some clouds, while the mountains in the foreground are the Tanzawa Mountains.  I’ve climbed two mountains in this photo, Mt. Fuji and Mt. Oyama (it’s the peak on the left in the Tanzawa Mountains).  No matter how many times I see this view, I am amazed.  It is beautiful.

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Mt. Fuji and the Tanzawa Mountains on a very clear day.

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2012 Picture of the Week (38/52) – Mt. Fuji appears peaceful

Mt. Fuji is the symbol of Japan.  It is so recognizable, and is an example of a nearly perfectly shaped stratovolcano.  At 3776 metres tall, it is the tallest mountain in Japan.  I’ve been to the top and peered down into the summit crater.  Very exhilarating!  Today, I took this picture shortly after sunset, and you can see the peaceful cone of the volcano on the left.  Or is it peaceful?  It seems that recent measurements have shown that the pressure in the magma chamber is 16 times the minimum amount for an eruption.  But it doesn’t mean that an eruption will happen soon.  Other factors are involved for an eruption.  So for now, enjoy the view!

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Mt. Fuji is always an amazing sight to see and photograph. When it’s clear, I’m lucky to be able to see it from work, on the train, and at the park near my apartment. The Tanzawa Mountains are in the foreground.

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2012 Picture of the Week (34/52) – Mt. Fuji on a Cloudy Summer Day

It’s rare to see Mt. Fuji on a summer day, but thanks to some rain and clear air, it was visible under the cloudy sky. Also visible in this picture are the Tanzawa Mountains. I took this picture from the train.

The rare summer Mt. Fuji photo.

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Snowcapped Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is a very well known sight to people around the world. It’s a symbol of Japan. I’m very lucky to be able to see it on a regular basis. On Saturday morning, as I was riding the train, I could see Mt. Fuji, as well as the much closer Tanzawa-Oyama Mountains very clearly. I took these two pictures from the train with my phone in Izumi Ward, Yokohama. That morning was very cold and clear, so the air was incredibly clear.

The snowcapped Mt. Fuji is very prominent next to the much closer Tanzawa Mountains.

I zoomed in on Mt. Fuji to get a closer look. Looking great!

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Snowy Mt. Fuji

These two pictures were taken from the train at Yumegaoka Station. The first one was from yesterday, and the second was this morning. The air was incredibly clear, so I had an amazing view of Mt Fuji. I need to start bringing my digital camera with me. Mt Fuji appears much smaller in the pictures than how it actually looks in person.  The nearby mountains are the Tanzawa-Oyama Mountains, which I have visited before.

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