Choose your clothes Less Revealing|Warning and Advisory


Mt.Fuji is located in Fujiyoshida City, Yamanashi Prefecture, and is surrounded by deep, untouched forests. There are many dangerous insects and animals because the beautiful nature remains as it is. Japanese culture does not choose clothes that reveal much, so please refrain from exposing your skin as much as possible.

Attention and Disclaimer

・This information is current as of August 2023.
・Please contact each public transportation(Fujikyu RailwayJR East Kofu) or Yamanashi Tourism Association(Link) for details.
・The information in this article is written voluntarily by a local resident who has lived in Yamanashi for 16 years over. Please forgive us if there are any mistakes in the English expression.

Recommend Clothes

In Japan, clothes that expose the stomach and shoulders are not recommended. Japanese people often wear T-shirts, long pants, and skirts.

In Japan, there is a traditional uniform called a kimono, and clothing that does not expose much skin has been chosen since ancient times. It’s for safety and also a cultural practice.

The Reason for less Revealing

There are many dangerous insects and animals in Japan. In particular, there are many dangers in the area around Mt. Fuji, which is surrounded by deep forests.

Partly because of old Japanese customs and partly because there are many Buddhists, there is a risk of being bitten by wasps, mosquitoes, and poisonous insects.

Short sleeves are often worn, but insect repellent spray is essential when approaching the forest. Many shrines are located in forests.

Not recommend in Japan

You are free to choose whatever clothes you want, but we do not recommend wearing revealing clothes because there are many Buddhists in Japan and there is a danger of insects and animals.

Japanese people don’t like it when foreigner wear revealing clothes. There is also the risk of being viewed sexually by Japanese people(some dangerous people) who are not used to wearing clothing that reveals a lot of skin.

For your safety, avoid clothing that reveals too much skin. To protect yourself from insects, animals and dangerous humans.

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