Challenge Accepted [Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry]

Did you know that Mount Fuji is almost perfectly symmetrical? An active stratovolcano, Mount Fuji also known as Fuji-san (富士山) in Japanese, is a breathtaking sight to behold.

Despite the fact that it’s an active volcano, Mount Fuji is the most climbed mountain in the world. You see, Mount Fuji is classified as an active volcano with a low risk of eruption. But still, after watching the film Pompeii and visiting the ruins of Pompeii, I’m not sure if I have the guts to climb an active volcano.

I have been to Japan a number of times but I have never climbed this famous volcano or been to the its base. Braver souls either have an adventurous streak that I do not possess or perhaps the fact that it’s last eruption occurred from December 16, 1707 to January 1, 1708 helps belay their fears.

I have seen it from above though, while looking out the window of the plane. Unfortunately, I can’t seem to find the photo I took from the plane or any from my multiple trips to Japan.

So, I decided to scour Instagram for beautiful shots of this magnificent volcano. Here are some of my favourites…

(PS: These photos do not belong to me)

This is by far my favourite image of Mount Fuji. I love it when the stars come out to play. Don’t you?

I’m not sure if you know of the Japanese comic book turned television series Meteor Gardens. But these stars captured with long exposure kinda looks like a meteor shower. Gorgeous!

Fireworks and Mount Fuji. What more can a girl ask for?

I really love the composition of this shot. And the setting sun makes this even more breathtaking.

Man! What I wouldn’t give to be that person, standing there, with this lovely view of Mount Fuji.

I see the symmetry. Don’t you?

What can make a city skyline even more perfect? Mount Fuji in the background of course!

In memory of the Mount Fuji photograph I cannot find, also taken from inside the plane.

Gorgeous isn’t it? After looking at all these amazing photographs, I am a little inspired to get closer to Mount Fuji the next time I find myself in Japan. It’s towering symmetrical volcanic cone has been photographed by countless photographers and tourists and the subject of many talented artists from around the world. And I want to capture this beautiful volcano as well. Till then, I’ll just have to continue being inspired by other travellers’ instagram posts.

What do you think?

Have you climbed or visited Mount Fuji before? Is it really perfectly symmetrical? Do you know where is the best spot to take amazing photographs of Mount Fuji? Share it with us.

Have you heard of Skimbaco Lifestyle’s Instagram Travel Thursday series? This post is a part of the Instagram Travel Thursday series hosted by And if you’re not sure what to write check out the posts by Not A Ballerina and House Of Anais. All photos in this post were not published on my Instagram account, but if you like the instagram photo featured here, let the owners of the image know how much you like it by following them or leaving a comment.  You can also participate on Instagram using #IGTravelThursday!

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3 responses to “Challenge Accepted [Weekly Photo Challenge: Symmetry]

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