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Fujisan’s Latest Milestone

By Linda Tancs

Mount Fuji, Japan’s highest mountain (at 12, 388 feet), has been mesmerizing locals and wanderers alike since ancient times.  So it might be surprising that this iconic ambassador only recently became a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  Since June, Fujisan joins 16 other sites around Japan as a place of distinction.  Other gems include Himeji-jō Castle, historic monuments of ancient Kyoto, Hiroshima Peace Memorial and the Ogasawara Islands.


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