[Common Mistakes] Difference between 山にのぼる and 山をのぼる

Today I am going to share the homework correction quoted from my JLPT N3 course!
The student’s sentence is not correct. Can you find the mistake?


[Student’s sentence]  



[My correction]  

The weather is nice and I want to climb a mountain.

山「を (movement)」登る
=When a mountain is a transit point to somewhere else.

山「に (destination)」登る
=Destination is the summit. When “climbing the mountain” is your goal/purpose.

In your sentence, you should use に because “climbing the mountain” is your purpose and activity for the day.


Last year I went to Japan and climbed Mt.Fuji.

Tanaka-san lives in the mountains. To see him, we have to climb the mountain for about 2 hours.


I hope my explanation helps you.😊


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