Crowds gather for rare 'Diamond Fuji' view from central Tokyo
Asahi -- Feb 06
The "Diamond Fuji" phenomenon of the sun setting over Japan's emblematic mountain drew a large crowd to Meijijingu Gaien on Feb. 4.

The spectators gathered in the early evening to watch a spectacular sunset over the country's highest peak (3,776m).

When the sun started to descend into Fuji's ridge, the rare view inspired audible gasps.

The Meijijingu Gaien site became popular after the old National Stadium was demolished last year to make room for the new stadium for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The demolition opened up the view of Mount Fuji from the middle of the Tokyo metropolitan area, more than 100 kilometers from the peak.

News source: Asahi
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