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Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

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Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

We'll be flying mid-afternoon on April 8, from Narita to Fukuoka. Is it likely that we will get a Mt Fuji view, and if so, from which side of the plane? Thanks!

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1. Re: Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

Flight paths of all the flights between the 2 airports (only those "arrived" would have full path shown): flightaware.com/live/findflight/RJAA/RJFF

I have no idea whether it will be a bright clear day on April 8, or if your naked eyes can identify the crater from 25000+ m above, to your left side, 15 minutes into the flight.

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2. Re: Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

If it is a clear day Mt. Fuji should be recognizable from the plane. In the link bibimbob provided, choose a flight which has already arrived, choose Earth View and zoom in close to Tokyo. Mt. Fuji will be readily identifiable on the map and will show you which side of the plane to be on.

In Nov/Dec we were fortunate to see Mt. Fuji a number of times, three of which were from the air:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/21542171@N04/12075976784/in/set-72157640021511253

Good luck!

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3. Re: Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

Thank you both. That's a great site! I've seen some amazing photos of Mt Fuji from the air, so maybe we'll get lucky. :)

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4. Re: Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

The captain will announce when the plane is approaching into the view of Mt.Fuji.

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5. Re: Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

"The captain will announce when the plane is approaching into the view of Mt.Fuji."

Or if he doesn't announce it, you'll notice the passengers in the plane are all looking out at something. That's how I knew we were flying over Fuji last time I was there.

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6. Re: Possible to see Mt Fuji from flight Narita - Fukuoka?

We took the flight to Fukuoka today, and the view of Mt Fuji (from the left side of the plane) was spectacular! I've only seen the mountain from a distance previously, and didn't really appreciate just how huge it is. And that's one very large crater on top! We did have a bright, clear day, so we feel very fortunate to have had this wonderful view. :)

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