Special Opening of Climbing season on Mt Fuji
July 1st is the day when Mt Fuji fomally opens for the climbing season. The start of the mountain-climbing season is known in japanese as “yamabiraki” which literally means “mountain-opening.” The ceremony to declare the official opening of Mt. Fuji climbing season is held at Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine and Murayama Sengen Jinja Shrine in Fujinomiya city, Shizuoka prefecture today. Today is a special 1st “yamabiraki” day since Mt Fuji received the World Heritage Status. Picture showed above was the headlights from climbers shine its way through level 8th of Mt Fuji & climbers that reached the peak at 4.36am today to view the sunrise with respect and “banzai” voices.