I'm from England. I first came to the Japan in 1991 to work as an Assistant English Teacher on the JET Programme. I lived and worked in Shikoku for 2 years and returned to England without ever seeing Mt. Fuji. I returned to Japan in 2007 and after a first glimpse of Mt. Fuji as I travelled west out of Tokyo on a train that year, the following year was the start of repeated visits to Mt. Fuji. My tally at the moment is 37 times but I definitely hope I will continue to visit Mt. Fuji for as long as I am in Japan.
Mt. Fuji looks majestic from a distance but for me it's the feeling I get being on Mt. Fuji that keeps me going back time and time again. In 2013 I climbed Mt. Kinabalu in Sabah, Malaysia but whenever I stand at the top of Mt. Fuji and look out, it feels like I am in the abode of the Gods.
You can read more about me in relation to another Japan adventure. The Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage is a 1200km pilgrimage around 88 temples on the island of Shikoku. I completed this journey on foot in October / November 2011.