Japan’s Mount Fuji ‘set for Unesco listing’

Mount Fuji: south-west of Tokyo, is an active volcano and Japan’s highest mountain

Source: BBC

Japan’s near-symetrical snow-topped volcano, Mount Fuji, looks likely to become a Unesco World Heritage site, officials say.

A key UN advisory council had recommended it as appropriate for registration, a statement from Japan’s cultural agency said.

A formal decision is expected when Unesco’s World Heritage Committee meets in Cambodia in June.

Mt Fuji, at 3,776 (12,460 feet) is Japan’s highest mountain.

The volcano, which last erupted just over 300 years ago, lies to the south-west of Tokyo and is visible from the Japanese capital on a clear day.

Japan currently has 16 World Heritage-listed sites – 12 cultural and four natural. The most recent addition to the list, in 2011, were the Buddhism-linked gardens and temples of Hiraizumi.

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