Mount Fuji

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The Mount Fuji (富士山) is the highest mountain on the island of Honshu and the entire Japanese archipelago and the 35th in the world, the highest point is 3,776 meters high. Its crater is 820 meters deep and has a surface diameter of 1,600 meters, it is an active volcano, but with a low risk of eruption. Mount Fuji is one of Japan’s best-known symbols, as well as being considered one of the most beautiful mountains in the world, being frequently portrayed in works of art and photographs and receiving many visits from mountaineers and tourists.

The Mount Fuji is the most climbed mountain in the world, it is estimated that around 200,000 people climb the mountain annually, 30% of which are foreigners. Ascents to Mount Fuji are most popular in the period between July 1st and August 27th, as at this time the huts and other support infrastructure are in operation, as are the buses that transport climbers to the farm. station. Many people start the walk early in the morning to be able to see the sunrise over the crater, in our case it was a shame we couldn’t see it because it was cloudy. But generally the view is spectacular!

There are 4 main routes to climb Mount Fuji: Yoshidaguchi, Subashiri, Gotemba and Fujinomiya, Fujinomiya is the route we use in this video. On each trail, there are 10 stops (station), where you can find drinks, food, places to rest and the stamp. At each stop, things get more expensive, so the ideal is to take groceries.

Routes:

  • Kawaguchiko-Yoshida-guchi, is one of the most popular and busiest. The tour starts at an altitude of 2305 meters and takes 5 to 8 hours, depending on your physical condition.
  • Gotemba, is one of the busiest, as it is best served by public transport from Tokyo. The tour starts at an altitude of 1400 meters and takes 4 to 8 hours, depending on your physical condition.
  • Subashiri, the tour starts at 2000 meters and takes 4 to 6 hours to complete, depending on your physical condition.
  • Fujinomiya, is the shortest and most difficult, as the climb is very steep. The tour starts from station five, at an altitude of 2400 meters and takes 5 to 10 hours, depending on your physical condition. MORI EKI FUJISAN is the bus terminal, where the tour starts, leaves the terminal (restaurant) and takes you to the fifth station, the bus costs ¥1,800 for adults and ¥900 for children.

Parking, starting point: Shizuoka Fujinomiya Kitayama

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