Japanese pilot flies close to Mt Fuji, asks passengers to look out the window

Mt Fuji never looked more beautiful.

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Starbucks Japan adds new winter Mt Fuji mugs to region-exclusive You Are Here Collection

Tumblers and mugs feature some of Japan’s most beloved winter symbols.

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Enjoy a Japanese sushi train at home with a fun Ferris wheel rollercoaster twist 【Video】

Amp up the excitement of eating sushi with this new theme park ride concept from Takara Tomy!

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New train recreates hotel atmosphere with wood interiors and views from the foot of Mount Fuji

It’s a much better way to enjoy Mount Fuji than from a speeding bullet train.

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Godzilla makes waves in this beautiful recreation of a Japanese classic

As if the power of the sea weren’t terrifying on its own, a Brazilian artist managed to make the wrath of Poseidon even more fearsome with the addition of Japan’s most famous monster.

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Wisteria bonsai proves big beauty comes in small packages 【Photos】

As you probably already know, bonsai is the Japanese art of growing miniature trees or shrubs in planters. You’ve may have already seen at least some tiny potted junipers, a common species for bonsai, at some point, but actually many different species are suitable for bonsai, including some flowering trees like wisteria, or fuji in Japanese.

Fuji has special significance in Japanese culture, supposedly representing beginnings, especially the start of a romance, and has been mentioned in historical waka poems going back to the 8th century. However, you don’t have to be Japanese to appreciate the beauty of these dangling ombre flowers, particularly when they come in the exquisitely tiny bonsai variety.

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Who owns Mt. Fuji? The answer will probably surprise (and confuse) you!

Japan is known across the world mostly for its varied and fascinating culture–from literature to music to amusing illustrations, there’s plenty to love about the country. But when it comes to physical symbols, there’s one thing that towers, literally, above all else: Mount Fuji.

Though the mountain was only recently added to the World Heritage List, it has been a symbol of Japan for centuries, a social and cultural landmark. So if you were asked who owned the mountain, you’d probably assume it was a national park or some other piece of government land.

But you’d be wrong!

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