Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (Tokyo, Kanagawa, Yamanashi, Shizuoka)
Attractions: active volcanos, lakes, extensive forests
The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park includes four sections; Mt. Fuji area, Hakone area, Izu Peninsula and Izu Islands.
Mt. Fuji, a dormant volcano, is the highest mountain in Japan standing at 12,400ft/3,776m. Fuji-san, as it is known, is the most famous mountain in Japan and is also the most climbed mountain in the world. It is home to Aokigahara Jukai, an extensive forest and Fujigoko, five dammed lakes around the foot of Mt. Fuji. These lakes are thought to be connected to each other underground because of their similar water levels.
Hakone is a large double-formed volcano that was as large as Mt. Fuji about 250,000 years ago.
The seashore of the Izu Peninsula and Mt. Amagi are also part of the park. The Izu Islands located south of the Izu Peninsula has over 100 islands including Oshima Island and Hachijo-jima Island.