Japan celebrated its first ‘Mountain Day’ on 11th August

Published on : Saturday, August 13, 2016

Mount FujiOn Thursday, Japan celebrated its newest national holiday, “Yama no Hi” (Mountain Day). This new holiday is all about celebrating the country’s ancient natural beauties.


Legislation to create the new holiday on August 11 was introduced to Parliament in 2014 following lobbying from the Japanese Alpine Club and other Alp-related groups.


The legislation states that the day is designed to share “opportunities to get familiar with mountains and appreciate blessings from mountains.”


The bill was passed and it was officially added to the calendar, set to be observed every August 11 starting in 2016.


A large chunk of Japan’s land mass is mountainous, and walking or trekking in the mountains is a popular pastime, particularly among older Japanese. The mountains also offer excellent skiing throughout the winter.


The holiday is targeted at overworked Japanese with the aim of pulling them from their dreary, air-conditioned cubicles for a day.


With Mountain Day, Japan now has 16 official holidays a year, the highest tally among the Group of Eight major powers.

Those planning to take advantage of the new holiday and explore Japan’s mountainous scenery have no shortage of options.


Many of the mountains are easily accessible.

Some of the famous mountains of Japan are Mount Fuji, Mount Hotaka, Mount Daisen, Tateyama Mountain Range, Mount Nipesotsu, Kumano Kodo, etc.





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