If you’re a fan of Mt. Fuji, you’re going to love this.
Twice a year, in May and August, the sun aligns so that it sets exactly on top of Mt. Fuji. When the sun begins to sink into the summit, it shines like a diamond, hence the nickname “Diamond Fuji.”
When you can see Diamond Fuji depends on where you view it from – and Minamiboso is the perfect place. Here is a list of dates and locations to view the rare and dazzling Diamond Fuji in Spring 2019.
Locations in Minamiboso City:
- Iwai Beach（岩井海岸）
April 29 & 30 at 6:25 p.m.
Fifteen minute walk from Iwai Station (JR Uchibo Line)
- Haraoka Beach（原岡海岸）
May 6 & 7 at 6:30 p.m.
Ten minute walk from Tomiura Station (JR Uchibo Line).
- Taibusa-misaki Nature Park（大房岬自然公園）
May 8 at 6:30 p.m.
50 minute walk from Tomiura Station (JR Uchibo Line) or Tomiura Biwa Club bus stop.
Other locations outside of Minamiboso City:
・Nokogiri-yama（鋸山）：April 18 & 19
・Motona Beach（元名海岸）: April 21 & 22
・Kisugaura Beach（鱚ヶ浦海岸）: April 24 & 2
・Hojo Beach（北条海岸）：May 13 & 14
・Shiroyama Park（城山公園）：May 16 & 17
・Itoshimoshiba（伊戸下芝）: May 29 & 3
See a full list of Diamond Fuji viewing locations here. (Japanese only)