In Japan this summer, those who will not be able to climb mount Fuji. Local authorities restricted access to its slopes amid the pandemic of a new type of coronavirus.

As the broadcasting company NHK, the administration of the prefectures of Shizuoka and Yamanashi Prefecture, in the territory of which is a Japanese Shrine, intend to close all leading to the mountain trails.

early in the season for climbing Fuji-San lasts from early July to early September. In these months the mountain is visited by a large number of Japanese and foreign tourists. They all rush to the top of a dormant volcano with a height of 3776 meters to watch the sunrise and make memorable photos. Every year at Fuji climb more than 400 thousand people.

According to the latest data, in Japan, more than 16.3 thousand people infected with coronavirus. Authorities on may 14 announced early termination of the emergency in 39 of the 47 prefectures of the country.