These are a Japanese couple climbing Mt Fuji and taking time to rest and look out over the valley. Starting your climb at Station 5 you are almost immediately above the cloud line and this allows for some majestic views when there is no cloud cover. (Will have some shots of the view next week.)
More facts about the mountain; Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san, is the highest mountain in Japan located on Honshu Island at 3,776.24 m (12,389 ft). An active stratovolcano that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji lies about 100 kilometres (62 mi) south-west of Tokyo, and can be seen from there on a clear day. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone, which is snow-capped several months a year, is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and a whole heap of climbers. It is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" (三霊山 Sanreizan?) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku; it is a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, a Historic Site, and has been submitted for future inscription on the World Heritage List as a Cultural (rather than Natural) Site.