Newly opened in Fujinomiya, near the base of Japan’s most iconic mountain, the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center features an inverted Mt. Fuji reflected into a pool of water – reminiscent of the famous image of the sacred mountain reflected on the surface of Lake Kawaguchi. An excellent place to learn more about the fabled mountain’s history, it was designed by world-famous Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, with the inverted structure complementing rather than competing with the real mountain looming in the backdrop. Within the complex a wide sloped ramp spirals up five floors, going through exhibitions featuring the history and culture surrounding the ancient mountain. On the fifth floor, the passage opens into a breathtaking panoramic view of the physical Mt. Fuji in all its natural glory.