Up Mount Fuji to send down a postcard

The post office at the Japanese landmark is a popular attraction that faces the uphill task of hauling down mail each summer

A young hiker uses a mailbox outside the post office on the summit of Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya, Japan.
A young hiker uses a mailbox outside the post office on the summit of Mount Fuji in Fujinomiya, Japan.PHOTO: NYTIMES

TOKYO • So you climbed Mount Fuji? Bet you did not Instagram the moment, but sent a postcard from the post office atop the mountain instead to certify your feat.

But the post office faces a challenge hauling down the mail.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on August 15, 2018, with the headline 'Up Mount Fuji to send down a postcard'. Subscribe