Mount Fuji, the highest Japanese mountain, is 12,389 feet tall. Located 60 miles outside Tokyo, it is a dormant volcano and one of the Three Holy Mountains of Japan. On its lower slopes sits Taiseki-ji temple complex, the seat of Nichiren Shōshū Buddhism. The summit of Mount Fuji is snow-covered for much of the year due to lower temperatures occurring at higher altitudes. Therefore, ascending to its peak can be treacherous. Most tourists admire its beauty from below.