Mt. Fuji got its first full snowcap of the season on Oct. 26, 31 days later than last year, according to the city of Fujiyoshida in central Japan.

The announcement came three days after the Kofu Local Meteorological Observatory confirmed that the 3,776-meter mountain had snow on its peak.

The city in Yamanashi Prefecture withheld the announcement then, deeming the snow was too sparse by its standards to call the peak covered.

The city has been announcing the first full snow cap separately from the observatory since 2006 as sometimes clouds or fog obstruct views from the observatory located about 40 kilometers away from Mt. Fuji.


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