Sunrise on the Top of Mount Fuji

An unforgettable experience

By Nicole Bauer, August 2012

Watching the sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji, Japan's highest mountain, is an unforgettable experience—incomparable to any other sunrise I have ever seen. The views are magnificent and the light is magic; plus, it's different every time, depending on general weather conditions, especially the clouds. This is the second time I climbed Mount Fuji, and my camera traveled with me this time!

Nicole Bauer
Photography by Nicole Bauer
Regional Partner, Tokyo

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Simply Me, Chai
Simply Me, Chai 2 years ago
I've asked people who have climb Mt. Fuji, "Which view is better, sunset or sunrise?" Indeed, I only got one answer from several people and you portrayed it on your photo essay. This will attest all their similar answers. Indeed, it is marvelous!
Telloyd 2 years ago
I'm headed out there next Monday/Tuesday, and am hoping the typhoon down south will have blown through by then...
Nicole Bauer
Nicole Bauer Photographer 2 years ago
Yes, it I went Sunday/Monday, that's really funny! Glad you made it. I suffered from altitude sickness last year, when we stayed at the 8.5th station. This time we stayed 200 vertical meters below that on the 8th station (at Hakuun-so) and I was fine!!
Catherine Hagar
Catherine Hagar 2 years ago
What a coincidence, Nicole! We must have climbed on the same day! I just went this past Sunday/Monday. I saw the exact same sunset :D

Amazing weather, wasn't it? Sunday evening, I got really bad altitude sickness and was afraid I wouldn't make it to the top. Luckily, I did!
James Holford
James Holford 2 years ago
Yes, it is an unforgettable experience. I was impressed by the way the sun, a burnt-orange disk, perceptibly rose then flooded the landscape with light.