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September 13, 2013
Will new designation bring more visitors to Mt. Fuji?
More than 300,000 people already climb the mountain each year. And now it has been named a UNESCO World Heritage site.
By ELAINE KURTENBACH
Climbers take in the sunrise on the summit of Mt. Fuji. The mountain has seen a spike in the number of visitors since its designation as a World Heritage site.
MOUNT FUJI, Japan — They hike up well-trod cinder paths by the thousands, headlamps glowing in the dark, and then settle in, shivering, to await and cheer the sun's blazing ascent over the horizon.
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