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Google’s Street View Trekker tackles Japan’s Mt. Fuji

July 29, 2013 Destination North Asia No Comments Email Email

Of all the amazing sights and cultural experiences available to tourists in Japan, one of the most celebrated is the practice of climbing Mount Fuji, the tallest mountain in the country, known locally at “Fuji-san.”

However, one of the challenges that makes scaling the heights of the mountain such a rite of a passage is the time and effort it takes to make the hike.

Now, thanks to the roving team of mappers from Google’s Street View team, everyone can virtually experience the wonders of Mount Fuji.

Using the Street View Trekker backpack device, the Google team was able to capture a full range of 360-degree panoramic imagery from atop the mountain, making its visual treasures available to all for the first time. The collection includes 14,000 panoramic views that include everything from the well-worn Yoshida trail, to the mountain’s way stations that offer hikers a chance to take a rest and look out at the clouds from a view normally only available from an airplane.

Edited by : Bill Hurley

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