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Mt. Fuji and hot baths: experiencing bliss in Japan

A closer look: Hot springs and "ryokan" inns

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The luxury of looking out on the highest mountain peak in Japan from a relaxing bath

大浴場 The location is 3776 meters above sea level. Near the center of Japan, beautiful plains stretch out below the mountainous area and the graceful form of Mt. Fuji, the highest peak in Japan, gazes down upon us. This massive giant never fails to spellbind all who gaze upon her. And of course it is common knowledge that the name Mt. Fuji is widely known not only among Japanese people, but among peoples all over the world. It has inspired many famous Japanese artists, including ukiyoe (woodblock print) artist Katsushika Hokusai, and left a trail of amazing pieces of art throughout history for future generations to enjoy. This amazing mountain is most definitely a worldwide symbol that Japan can be immensely proud of.

Come to Japan and enjoy gazing upon Mt. Fuji while soaking in a luxuriously hot bath. It will be one of your most cherished memories of your trip to Japan for the rest of your life. Enjoy that comforting feel of washing away all of the dirt of the day that has settled upon your mind and body. Your body will relax so much it feels like you will melt into the bath, and before your eyes rests the most elegant mountain-scape in all of Japan, a mountain that is more awe inspiring than even the most amazing artwork. Enjoying Mt. Fuji and a hot spring together, two symbols of Japan, is the absolute ultimate experience in luxury. There is an abundance of hot spring dotting the area around Mt. Fuji. You'll definitely want to find the bath with your own personal favorite view.

A moment of feeling connected to the gods

赤富士 There are many different ways to enjoy the "Mt. Fuji + hot spring" combo. Some examples are the "reverse Fuji" style of enjoying the various different faces of Mt. Fuji reflecting in lake waters, the "red Fuji" style of viewing the mountain bathed in the vivid colors of a summer morning glow, and the "diamond Fuji" style of viewing the mystical light visible when the sun rises or sinks and juxtaposes with the mountaintop. Depending on the season and time of day as well as where you are when viewing, Mr. Fuji displays a wide array of different faces, just as if it were a living being.
It has even appeared in the ancient Japanese narrative literature work entitled "The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" (Taketori Monogatari) and has been called "reiho" (sacred/divine mountain peak) since days of old, venerated by religions that worship mountains as deities. Standing in front of Mt. Fuji and experiencing firsthand a sense of awe that transcends human understanding may be proof that you are indeed experiencing the aura of those deities.