How to view Mt. Fuji from Tokyo’s streets

Map of locations in Tokyo where you can see Mt. Fuji from street-level. See: Where to see Mt. Fuji from Tokyo’s streets 東京から富士山が見える場所

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the tokyo files 東京ファイル

Intro: On my first visit to Japan, I assumed I would see Mt. Fuji from Tokyo. It is an enormous mountain, after all, a mere 100 km from the city. I was unsuccessful, of course. Any Tokyo resident can tell you that Mt. Fuji sightings are relatively rare unless you live or work in a tall building in the right location. Seeing Mt. Fuji from the ground is rare in Tokyo. When it happens, it gives me a jolt of excitement, like seeing s shooting star. It is a surprise and joy.

The following is a list of various places in Tokyo where you can see Mt. Fuji from the ground (except for #8).

1. Hatagaya station area, train corridor and footbridge (map)

Just west of Hatagaya Station 幡ヶ谷駅, the Keio New Line 京王新線 emerges from underground and moves southwest, directly facing Mt. Fuji. I learned this when walking there at sunset. You can…

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