Sunday, July 26, 2009   9:06 AM

Long time no Fuji

Mount Fuji, unusually visible from Tokyo in summer

Normally Mount Fuji is not usually visible from Tokyo, mainly due to the omnipresent heat haze, but despite being a very hot day today it has been quite windy, meaning the air is very clear, and Japan's highest mountain can just about be seen poking up from behind some clouds. (Click on the image for a larger version).

For comparision this is what it looks like on a clear day in winter:

Mt. Fuji with a decent snow cap 

Posted in Scenes from Japan
Damn, that's actually a really cool pic!! Is that the view from your place??
Posted by: Chris B | 2009-07-26 12:22
Yup :). Although I do have to lean out of the balcony and use maximum zoom.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-26 12:47
What part of Tokyo is this from?
Posted by: al | 2009-07-26 14:03
The general vicinity of Mejiro. The two tall buildings in the middle distance are north of Nakano Station, I think.
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-26 14:55
If geologists ever start saying a Fuji eruption is imminent, you know you have to buy a video camera and take a week off of work, camped out on your balcony, don't you?
Posted by: billywest | 2009-07-27 02:58
Posted by: ThePenguin | 2009-07-27 03:55