First Sunrise and Fuji Line Up Luck for 2018 (Japan in Photos)

A view of the first sunrise (hatsuhinode) of 2018 alongside Mount Fuji, as taken from a special flight planned by All Nippon Airways. The flight left Haneda Airport shortly before dawn on January 1, circling at an altitude of some 4,000 meters—a little higher than the famous peak—in the sky north of Fuji; over Nagano Prefecture. As the sun emerged, passengers took pictures of the auspicious event. (© Jiji)

New Year Mount Fuji sunrise