After viewing the sunrise, visitors go about their visit at the summit of Mt. Fuji.
A Japanese tourist poses for another camera in front of the volcano crater. Looking west across the crater to the true summit.
The moon and Venus hover above the welcoming torii (gate) to the summit of Mt. Fuji before sunrise.
The rising sun just peaks over a monument covered with offerings.
A cloud far to the east casts a 'v'-shaped aerial shadow through the sky over Mt. Fuji.
MT FUJI, JAPAN - From the west side of the crater rim, the morning sun casts the shadow of Mt. Fuji, revealing it's perfectly conical shape.
Outside of the mountain hut at 3,400m the sky is still dark and cold at 3am as we head out and make our final push up to the summit.