Thousands of lights glitter in the twilight sky and on the waters round Tagonoura port, with the magnificent Mt. Fuji in the background. The source of the lights are factories such as paper mills which have developed to support the industry in Fuji City. The paper industry first flourished in Fuji over a hundred years ago since the city had plenty of spring water from Mt. Fuji. Factories serving all sorts of industries have been built since the opening of Tagonoura Port, turning this area into a major industrial zone that offers beautiful scenery at night. The beautiful scenery arising from this combination of natural wonders and the imprints of people's lives in the area is an attraction quite distinct from other regions.
Photo by Taiichi Miyazaki
※ Views like the one shown in the photo can only be seen under certain conditions (time of day, weather etc.).
The scenery can be seen during the night since many factories in Fuji operate 24 hours a day. Please observe good manners and be careful not to disturb the neighbors at night. Iwamotoyama Park offers a panoramic view of Fuji City including the nighttime factory scenery.
The pleasure of travel: Nightscape of factories
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updated on Mar 18, 2016