Mount Fuji in Japan

  • Location(Mount Fuji map): Honshū, Tokyo, Japan
  • Height: 3775.63 meters
  • Climb season: Early July through the beginning of September. 

Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji、cherry blossoms and shinkansen are listed as national symbols of Japan. Mount Fuji stands in the west of Tokyo and is one of the largest active volcanoes in the world. It is the highest mountain in Japan. This highest mountain in Japan, with an altitude of 3775.63 meters, is covered with snow, which is just as charming as postcards. In June 2013, UNESCO listed the famous attraction Japanese Mount Fuji as a World Heritage Site.

Hakone is the ideal place to watch Mount Fuji. On a clear day, especially in winter, Mount Fuji can be seen from a long distance. When the weather is bad, you need to be close to see it. Climbing Mount Fuji is also a good choice, and the scenery on the mountain is more charming. If you want to enjoy Mount Fuji from a good natural environment with a leisurely pace, you should go to the Fujigoko area, at the foot of the northern foothills or nearby Hakone hot springs. There are many scenic spots around the Kawaguchi Lake that overlook the Mount Fuji.

 

When to climb?(Mount Fuji climb season)

Climb season is typically from early July through the beginning of September. July and August each year is the best time to climb Mount Fuji, and the rest of the month is closed. It is very dangerous to climb Mount Fuji if it is snowing! Opening time of different mountaineering is different, please confirm it before climbing Mount Fuji.

 

How to climb Mount Fuji?

Mount Fuji

There are five lakes in the foothills of Mount Fuji, collectively known as Fuji Five Lakes: Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Motosu and Lake Shōji. It is a famous tourist destination in Japan.

There are four main mountaineering gates in Mt. Fuji: Fujinomiya、Subashiri、Gotemba、Yoshida. The easiest way to see Mount Fuji is by taking the Tokaido Line train between Tokyo and Osaka.

 

Which mountaineering should I choose when climbing the Mount Fuji?

►Yoshida mountaineering

Altitude: about 2,305 meters

It is a mountaineering that has the longest history. It is the closer to the summit. This mountaineering is not only convenient for transportation from Tokyo, but also has many mountain huts (resting stations) and commercial facilities on the way, so that novice climbers can climb safely through this line, so it is the most climbed route.

How to get there?

  • a)Take the Central Line to Shinjuku Station and get off at Otsuki Station. Transfer to Fujikyu Line and get off at Kawaguchiko Station. Then, transfer to take the mountain bus to Yoshida mountaineering.
  • b)Take a mountain biking bus to Kawaguchiko Station at Shinjuku Nishiguchi Station.

 

►Subashiri mountaineering

Altitude: about 2,000 meters

Climbing from this trail, you need to go through a large forest between the 5th station and the 6th station.

How to get there?

  • a) Take the Tokaido Line and get off at the Minzuzu Station. Transfer to the Gotemba Line and get off at Gotemba Station. Then change to the mountain biking bus in the direction of the Subashiri.
  • b) Take the Tokaido Line and get off at the Minzuzu Station. Transfer to the Gotemba Line and get off at Matsuda Station. Then change to the mountain biking bus in the direction of the Subashiri.
  • c) Take the Odakyu Line and get off at Shin Matsuda Station. Transfer to the mountain biking bus in the direction of the Subashiri.

 

►Gotemba mountaineering

Altitude: about 1,440 meters

Mountaineering from this trail is the most difficult route. This trail is the farthest to the summit.  When you go down the mountain, you can run along the gravel slope and you can observe the Mountain from the side.

How to get there?

Take the Tokaido Line and get off at the Minzuzu Station. Transfer to the Gotemba Line and get off at Gotemba Station. Then transfer to the mountain biking bus in the direction of the Gotemba.

 

Fujinomiya mountaineering

Altitude: about 2,400 meters

It is the closest to the summit. But there are a lot of rocks on this road. The main choices for this route are tourists from Kansai and Nagoya.

How to get there?

  • a) Take the Tokaido Line and get off at Shin Fuji Station. Transfer to the mountain biking bus in the direction of the Fujinomiya.
  • b) Take the Tokaido Line and get off at Mishima Station. Transfer to the mountain biking bus in the direction of the Fujinomiya.
  • c) Take the Tokaido Line and get off at the Minzuzu Station. Transfer to the Gotemba Line and get off at Gotemba Station. Then transfer to the mountain biking bus in the direction of Fujinomiya.

 

What should I wear for climbing Mount Fuji?

When climbing Mount Fuji, please Bring a few different thicknesses of clothing to adjust with the temperature.

In addition, when climbing the mountain, it may encounter showers, so you must carry rain gear.

When the weather is fine, the ultraviolet rays are strong, so don't forget to do the sunscreen.

 

What should I pay attention to when climbing Mount Fuji?

Mount Fuji has an altitude of 3,776m. Because the difference of altitude between the foothills and the summit is very large, the difference of temperature is also large, and the weather changes drastically.

If you do not fully prepare for the climb to Mount Fuji, it may cause mountain sickness or temperature loss, resulting in danger to personal safety. Therefore, please check the climbing equipment and climbing route before climbing.

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