Japan to set limit on number of Mt Fuji climbers

The number of climbers allowed to scale Mt Fuji, Japan’s highest and most iconic mountain, is set to be scaled back.

Hikers on Mount Fuji.

Hikers on Mount Fuji. Image by Azlan DuPree / CC BY 2.0

Local governments may place restrictions on the number of climbers that can hike the mountain, following studies to be conducted over the next few years. A figure for ideal number of daily climbers will be decided by 2018. Mt Fuji was designated a World Heritage Site in 2013, at which time Unesco requested that the Japanese government prepare a report on the conservation measures being taken at the mountain. Mt Fuji attracts 200,000 to 300,000 hikers every year. Read more:ajw.asahi.com

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