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| Last Updated:18/09/2014

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Large amount of trash and waste left on Mt Fuji, 17 September 2014


TOKYO: As the Mt Fuji climbing season approaches its end, officials in Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures have called attention to the large amount of trash and waste left on the ground along climbing paths in areas far removed from rubbish bins and restrooms.


In an effort to protect the environment and preserve the natural beauty of one of the world’s most famous World Cultural Heritage sites, prefectural officials have been charging a voluntary climbing fee to help pay for more toilet facilities and garbage containers.


Mt Fuji was given the prestigious ranking as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site, under the understanding that the central government would adhere to strict guidelines regarding the preservation of the mountain’s environment and scenery. Read more....