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For the first time in 60 years: Japan closes its highest mountain

236.000 people climbed last year, a climb up the famous japanese Fuji mountain, which is located 100 kilometers from the capital Tokyo.

this year, however, something more quietly on the top.

The japanese authorities have decided to close the four main routes to the top in the summer season from 10. July 10. september - the only period of time where the routes are open in the course of the year.

It happens as part of the work to stop the spread of the covid-19, writes the news agency AFP, according to France24.

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the Fuji with its 3776 meters Japan's highest mountain and can also boast of both to be an active volcano and a UNESCO world heritage site.

2020, however, will be the first year where it will not be possible to visit the popular attraction, since the authorities in the Shizuoka region took over responsibility for the routes back in the 1960s.

the Decision to close the Fuji comes shortly after, that the japanese government has decided to partially lift the state of emergency, which the country has been subject during coronakrisen.

It means that in 39 of the country's 47 regions is now no longer a state of emergency.

According to AFP, Japan has not been hit quite as hard by the coronaepidemien as Europe and the UNITED states. So far, the country has registered 16,000 the infected and 749 deaths.

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