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Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji at sunrise Lake Kawaguchi
Elevation 3,776 m (12,388 ft) [1]
Prominence 3,776 m (12,388 ft) Ranked 35th
Listing Country high point
Ultra
Location
Mount Fuji is located in Japan
Mount Fuji
Coordinates 35°21′28.8″N 138°43′51.6″E / 35.358°N 138.731°E / 35.358; 138.731Coordinates: 35°21′28.8″N 138°43′51.6″E / 35.358°N 138.731°E / 35.358; 138.731
Geology
Type Stratovolcano
Last eruption 1707[2]
Climbing
First ascent 663 by an anonymous monk
Easiest route Hiking
.Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san?, IPA: [ɸɯꜜdʑisaɴ]  ( listen)) is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft).^ Mount Fuji or Fiji San, in Japanese, is also known as Mount Fuji Yama.
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^ Mount Fuji in Tokyo is the highest mountain of the country.
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^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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[1] .Along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku, it is one of Japan's "Three Holy Mountains" (三霊山 Sanreizan).^ We have chosen Mount Fuji, an important cultural symbol, a sacred mountain and the highest point in Japan as our first stop.
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^ My parents climbed Mount Fuji more than 30 years ago and stayed in one of the same huts along the way.
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.An active volcano[3] that last erupted in 1707–08, Mount Fuji is just west of Tokyo, and can be seen on a clear day.^ From Tokyo to surrounds, Mount Fuji is visible during clear sky.
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^ Mount Fuji is a dormant volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708.
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^ Mount Fuji is a volcano, is it not?
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.Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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^ Flag of Kosova on top of Mount Fuji, Japan, during sunrise .
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^ Kosovo flag reaches Mount Fuji, Japan – Flag Around the World .
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Contents

Name

Etymology

.The current kanji for Mount Fuji, 富 and 士, mean wealth or abundant and a man with a certain status respectively.^ Something I learned the weekend: Moving Mount Fuji Status Report 1)Moving Mount Fuji: Complete End Report 90's the Network Is The Computer 00's The Status Report Is The Job .
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.However, these characters are probably ateji, meaning that the characters were likely selected because their pronunciations match the syllables of the name but do not carry a particular meaning.^ I like this mean but also i hop for soon time wear wi will se also in Harbor Bridge in Sydney because somebady vell take initative and from there.
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The origin of the name Fuji is unclear. A text of the 10th century Tale of the Bamboo Cutter says that the name came from "immortal" (不死 fushi, fuji?) and also from the image of abundant ( fu?) soldiers ( shi, ji?)[4] ascending the slopes of the mountain.[5] An early folk etymology claims that Fuji came from 不二 (not + two), meaning without equal or nonpareil. Another claims that it came from 不尽 (not + exhaust), meaning neverending. .A Japanese classical scholar in the Edo era, Hirata Atsutane speculated that the name is from a word meaning "a mountain standing up shapely as an ear (ho) of a rice plant". A British missionary John Batchelor (1854–1944) argued that the name is from the Ainu word for 'fire' (fuchi) of the fire deity (Kamui Fuchi), which was denied by a Japanese linguist Kyōsuke Kindaichi (1882–1971) on the grounds of phonetic development (sound change).^ In other words, we need to set up a circular type rail system between the old mountain location, and the new mountain location.
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^ That's because a group of Japanese friends were already planning to hike up the Kawaguchi route, so my friend and I decided to go that way and hopefully meet them on the mountain.
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It is also pointed out that huchi means an 'old woman' and ape is the word for 'fire', ape huchi kamuy being the fire deity. .Research on the distribution of place names that include fuji as a part also suggest the origin of the word fuji is in the Yamato language rather than Ainu.^ If I ascribe the name "Mount Fuji" to my laptop, the solution is easier to perform than to describe.
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A Japanese toponymist Kanji Kagami argued that the name has the same root as 'wisteria' (fuji) and 'rainbow' (niji, but with an alternative word fuji), and came from its "long well-shaped slope".[6][7][8][9]

Variations

.Fuji-san is often referred to in Western texts as Fujiyama or even, redundantly, as Mount Fujiyama, but this reading is not correct in standard Japanese.^ I just read " How Would You Move Mount Fuji ", a great new book by William Poundstone about puzzles as technical interview questions.
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^ NOTE: Read my follow-up story about my SECOND time up Mount Fuji on my photoblog here!
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^ Has anyone asked what "Mount Fuji" actually refers to yet?
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[10]
In Nihon-shiki and Kunrei-shiki romanization, the name is transliterated as Huzi. .Other Japanese names for Mount Fuji, which have become obsolete or poetic, include Fuji-no-Yama (ふじの山, the Mountain of Fuji), Fuji-no-Takane (ふじの高嶺, the High Peak of Fuji), Fuyō-hō (芙蓉峰, the Lotus Peak), and Fugaku (富岳 or 富嶽, the first character of 富士, Fuji, and 岳, mountain).^ It was a Docomo phone (my AU phone had no reception, but who needs to talk to someone from the top of Mount Fuji anyway).
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^ That's because fewer than one percent of Japanese people ever climb Mount Fuji.
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^ My favorite is an extra large one that says, "Sunrise on Mount Fuji" and includes the date.
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History

Mount Fuji wreathed in clouds
.Mount Fuji is an attractive volcanic cone and a frequent subject of Japanese art.^ That's because fewer than one percent of Japanese people ever climb Mount Fuji.
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^ Mount Fuji is shaped like a cone with a huge crater at the top, center.
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^ Mount Fuji or Fiji San, in Japanese, is also known as Mount Fuji Yama.
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.Among the most renowned works are Hokusai's 36 Views of Mount Fuji and his One Hundred Views of Mount Fuji.^ With beautiful views of the majestic Mount Fuji...
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^ The view is unobstructed from Mount Fuji all the way to the ocean, which isn't that far away.
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^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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The mountain is mentioned in Japanese literature throughout the ages and is the subject of many poems.
.It is thought that the first ascent was in 663 by an anonymous monk.^ As per historical records, the first person to climb this mountain was a monk in the year 663.
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.The summit has been thought of as sacred since ancient times and was forbidden to women until the Meiji Era.^ Women were however not allowed to climb this mountain until the Meiji Period.
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.Ancient samurai used the base of the mountain as a remote training area, near the present day town of Gotemba.^ On the second day you have complete freedom until your bullet train leaves to explore the Hakone area with the included Hakone One-Day Pass.
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The shogun Minamoto no Yoritomo held yabusame in the area in the early Kamakura period.
.The first ascent by a foreigner was by Sir Rutherford Alcock in September 1860, from the foot of the mountain to the top in eight hours and three hours for the descent.^ Sir Rutherford Alcock was the first foreigner to climb this fantastic mountain in the year 1860.
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[11]:427 Alcock's brief narrative in The Capital of the Tycoon was the first widely disseminated description of the mountain in the West.[11]:421-7 .Lady Fanny Parkes, the wife of British ambassador Sir Harry Parkes, was the first non-Japanese woman to ascend Mount Fuji in 1867.[12] Photographer Felix Beato climbed Mount Fuji in that same year.^ I wanted to climb Mount Fuji during our first year in Japan.
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^ Sir Rutherford Alcock was the first foreigner to climb this fantastic mountain in the year 1860.
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^ A personal guide from my experience climbing Mount Fuji, along with some nice pictures, including sunrise from Mount Fuji, and helpful information for anyone planning to climb.
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[13]
.Today, Mount Fuji is an international destination for tourism and mountain-climbing.^ Every year 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji, and most of them climb during July and August.
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^ Climbing Mount Fuji is extremely popular amongst the tourists.
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^ Mount Fuji in Tokyo is the highest mountain of the country.
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[14] .In the early 20th century, populist educator Frederick Starr's Chautauqua lectures about his several ascents of Mount Fuji—1913, 1919, and 1923—were widely known in America.^ More about the novel Over Mount Fuji – a Novel .
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^ I had heard stories about running (or shuffling very fast) down Mount Fuji, so I was confident we would descend quickly.
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^ NOTE: Read my follow-up story about my SECOND time up Mount Fuji on my photoblog here!
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[15] .A well-known Japanese saying suggests that anybody would be a fool not to climb Mount Fuji once—but a fool to do so twice.^ How would I move Mount Fuji .
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^ I had heard stories about running (or shuffling very fast) down Mount Fuji, so I was confident we would descend quickly.
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^ Every year 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji, and most of them climb during July and August.
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[16][17] .It remains a popular meme in Japanese culture, including making numerous movie appearances,[18] inspiring the Infiniti logo,[19] and even appearing in medicine with the Mount Fuji sign.^ Mount Fuji with its scenic beauty and numerous attractions located close by is a great place to visit if you want to make your vacations a fun filled and an adventurous one.
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^ Mount Fuji in Tokyo is extremely popular amongst the tourists.
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^ A personal guide from my experience climbing Mount Fuji, along with some nice pictures, including sunrise from Mount Fuji, and helpful information for anyone planning to climb.
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[20][21]
In September 2004, the manned weather station at the summit was closed after 72 years in operation. Observers monitored radar sweeps that detected typhoons and heavy rains. The station, which was the highest in Japan at 3,780 metres (12,400 ft), was replaced by a fully-automated meteorological system.[22] .As of 2006, the Japan Self-Defense Forces and the United States Marine Corps continue to operate military bases near Mount Fuji.^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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^ Awhile later I came across someone whose stick sported a very large, burned in stamp stating, "Sunrise on Mount Fuji 2002."
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^ More importantly, you must go to the opposite side of the crater to reach the highest spot on Mount Fuji (and thus, the highest spot in Japan).
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Geography

Mount Fuji as viewed across the Tokyo skyscape
.Mount Fuji is a distinctive feature of the geography of Japan.^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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^ More importantly, you must go to the opposite side of the crater to reach the highest spot on Mount Fuji (and thus, the highest spot in Japan).
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^ I wanted to climb Mount Fuji during our first year in Japan.
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.It stands 3,776 m (12,388 ft) high and is located near the Pacific coast of central Honshū, just west of Tokyo.^ Situated to the west of Tokyo, this magnificent mountain range is located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, near the pacific coast of central Honshu.
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.It straddles the boundary of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures.^ Situated to the west of Tokyo, this magnificent mountain range is located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, near the pacific coast of central Honshu.
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Three small cities surround it: Gotemba to the south, Fujiyoshida to the north, and Fujinomiya to the southwest. .It is also surrounded by five lakes: Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Motosu and Lake Shoji.^ It is 3,776 meters high and is surrounded by five beautiful lakes, which includes Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Sai, Lake Motosu and Lake Shoji.
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^ Out of the five, Lake Kawaguchi is the most easily accessible lake of the region.
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[23] .They, and nearby Lake Ashi, provide excellent views of the mountain.^ The five lakes located at the foot of the mountain offer a fantastic view of this mountain.
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.The mountain is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.^ The mountain forms part of the Fuji-Hakkone-Izu National Park.
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It can be seen more distantly from Yokohama, Tokyo, and sometimes as far as Chiba, Saitama, and Lake Hamana when the sky is clear.
The climate is very cold due to the altitude, and the cone is covered by snow for several months of the year. The lowest recorded temperature is −38.0 °C while on June 2008 the highest temperature was recorded at 17.8 °C.[24]
A ukiyo-e print of Mount Fuji from Ogata Gekkō's Views of Mount Fuji.

Aokigahara

.The forest at the base of the mountain is named Aokigahara.^ Visitors can check out the Aokigahara Forest, located at the foot of the mountain.
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.Folk tales and legends tell of demons, ghosts, and goblins haunting the forest, and in the 19th century, Aokigahara was one of many places poor families abandoned the very young and the very old.^ As per local legends, these caves are home to a number of ghosts, monsters and goblins.
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[25] Aokigahara is the world’s second most popular suicide location after San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge.[26] .Since the 1950s, more than 500 people have lost their lives in the forest, mostly suicides.^ Well, more than half the people climbing the mountain think so.
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^ "The most important thing we do is hire great people," Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer has stated more than once.
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[26] .Approximately 30 suicides have been counted yearly, with a high of nearly 80 bodies in 2002.[27] The recent increase in suicides prompted local officials to erect signs that attempt to convince potential suicides to re-think their desperate plans, and sometimes these messages have proven effective.^ Like most riddle-bearing sphinxes, Microsoft's human resources department leaves a high body count.
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[28] The numbers of suicides in the past creates an allure that has persisted across the span of decades.[29][30]
Due to the dense forest and rugged inaccessibility, the forest has also attracted thrill seekers. Many of these hikers marked their travelled routes by leaving coloured plastic tapes behind, causing concerns from prefectural officials with regard to the forest's ecosystem.[31]

Adventuring

Transportation

The closest airport with scheduled international service is Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport. .It opened in June 2009. It is about 80 kilometres (50 mi) from Mount Fuji.^ More about the novel Over Mount Fuji – a Novel .
  • Over Mount Fuji – Chapter 27 – « The mystery of life blog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC wulfstein.wordpress.com [Source type: General]
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^ It was a Docomo phone (my AU phone had no reception, but who needs to talk to someone from the top of Mount Fuji anyway).
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^ I had heard stories about running (or shuffling very fast) down Mount Fuji, so I was confident we would descend quickly.
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[32] .The major international airports serving Tokyo, Tokyo International Airport (Haneda Airport) in Tokyo and Narita International Airport in Chiba, are some hours from Mount Fuji.^ Mount Fuji in Tokyo is the highest mountain of the country.
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^ When you finish hiking Mount Fuji you'll be tired, sweaty and dusty, and you may still have several hours of travel to get home by bus and trains.
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^ Some have asked me how to get a copy of Over Mount Fuji.
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.On 5 March 1966, BOAC Flight 911, a Boeing 707, broke up in flight and crashed near Mount Fuji Gotemba New fifth station, shortly after departure from Tokyo International Airport.^ Mount Fuji in Tokyo is extremely popular amongst the tourists.
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^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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^ Fuji’s fifth station to enjoy the view from 2,300 m above sea level.
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All 113 passengers and 11 crew members were killed in the disaster, which was attributed to extreme clear air turbulence caused by lee waves downwind of the mountain. .There is now a memorial for the crash a little way down from the Gotemba New fifth station.^ They all needed to sleep some more, and there was little point in continuing up to the top so early, so we settled down to wait.
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^ Come on C4, surely there is a gap for even a show now that C5 had given up on fifth gear?
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^ Passing by a station on the way down (click for larger picture) .
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[33]

Climbing routes

Sunrise on Mount Fuji
.An estimated 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji every year, 30 percent of whom are foreigners.^ That's because fewer than one percent of Japanese people ever climb Mount Fuji.
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^ Every year 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji, and most of them climb during July and August.
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^ When: Jun - Jul 2010 (annual) Where: Mount Fuji Cost: Free Opening Hours: 30 Jun 3pm; 1 Jul 5am-7pm The Annual Festive Rites mark the opening of Mount Fuji to climbers.
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.The most popular period for people to hike up Mount Fuji is from 1 July to 27 August, while huts and other facilities are operating.^ Every year 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji, and most of them climb during July and August.
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^ For the most part, I enjoyed hiking with other people.
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^ Of the five main routes up Mount Fuji, the Kawaguchi trail is the most popular.
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Buses to the fifth station start running on 1 July. Climbing from October to May is very strongly discouraged, after a number of high-profile deaths.[34] .Some climb the mountain at night in order to be in a position at or near the summit when the sun rises.^ We eventually made it home in the even, having expended at least as much energy as we had climbing the mountain the night before.
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There are four major routes from the fifth station to the summit with an additional four routes from the foot of the mountain. .The major routes from the fifth station are (clockwise) the Lake Kawaguchi, Subashiri, Gotemba, and Fujinomiya routes.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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The routes from the foot of the mountain are the Shojiko, Yoshida, Suyama, and Murayama routes. The stations on different routes are at different elevations. .The highest fifth station is located at Fujinomiya, followed by Kawaguchi, Subashiri, and Gotemba.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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.Even though it is only the second highest fifth stations, the Kawaguchiko route is the most popular route because of its large parking area and many large mountain huts where a climber can rest or stay.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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^ In my non-expert opinion, this is a good route for first time climbers starting from the Tokyo-Kanagawa area (you should choose another trail if you are starting from the other side of the mountain).
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^ As a result, it took us over 2 hours to get from the 8th Station to the top of Fuji, even though it's a relatively short distance.
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.During the summer season, most Mount Fuji climbing tour buses arrive there.^ During July and August the weather on Fuji is quite moderate, and the snow that caps the mountain for most of the year melts.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ A personal guide from my experience climbing Mount Fuji, along with some nice pictures, including sunrise from Mount Fuji, and helpful information for anyone planning to climb.
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^ The bus company runs a set schedule during the July-August climbing season.
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The next popular is the Fujinomiya route which has the highest fifth station, followed by Subashiri and Gotemba.
Switchbacks and retaining walls along the trail reduce erosion from the large number of climbers.
.Even though most climbers do not climb the Subashiri and Gotemba routes, many descend these because of their ash-covered paths.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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^ It's most famous these days for being Steven Segal's method of choice; its approach differs from many other martial arts, and it has a philosophy to match.
  • Aikido Wisdom: Climbing Mount Fuji - Winds of Change.NET 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: General]
  • Aikido Wisdom: Climbing Mount Fuji - Winds of Change.NET 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC danziger.pixelgate.net [Source type: General]

^ There’ve been too many distractions in the office, so I’m doing most of my analysis at home these days.” .
  • Over Mount Fuji – Chapter 27 – « The mystery of life blog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC wulfstein.wordpress.com [Source type: General]
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.From the seventh station to near the fifth station, one could run down these ash-covered paths in approximately 30 minutes.^ Within 30 minutes after leaving the 8th Station, the trail was packed 3 people wide and moving slowly.
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Besides these routes, there are tractor routes along the climbing routes. .These tractor routes are used to bring food and other materials to huts on the mountain.^ About ten people were grabbing a bowl of noodles at an inside food counter, others were using the restroom, shopping or just wasting time.
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.Because the tractors usually take up most of the width of these paths and they tend to push large rocks from the side of the path, the tractor paths are off-limits to the climbers on sections that are not merged with the climbing or descending paths.^ Most all night hikers people start down the mountain around 8am or so, and you should be able to hike down in half the time it takes to climb up (I think we made it down in about 2 hours, but that was pretty fast).
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^ But most people who says quote these words have ever climbed the mountain themselves.
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^ I had learned on the way up that most of them live at their stations for weeks at a time during the climbing season.
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.Nevertheless, one can sometimes see people riding mountain bikes along the tractor routes down from the summit.^ One interesting feature of the Kawaguchi trail is that you come down by a slightly different route than you go up.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ Actually, I had noticed people pouring down the mountain well before 7:00am.
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^ One of the reasons people complain about climbing Mount Fuji is the dust on the way down.
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.This is particularly risky, as it becomes difficult to control speed and may send some rocks rolling along the side of the path, which may hit other people.^ Some people were resting there, and others were getting started again.
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.The four routes from the foot of the mountain offer historical sites.^ The five lakes located at the foot of the mountain offer a fantastic view of this mountain.
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.The Murayama is the oldest Mount Fuji route and the Yoshida route still has many old shrines, teahouses, and huts along its path.^ There are many paths leading to the peak of Mount Fuji, but the goal is the same.
  • Aikido Wisdom: Climbing Mount Fuji - Winds of Change.NET 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.windsofchange.net [Source type: General]
  • Aikido Wisdom: Climbing Mount Fuji - Winds of Change.NET 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC danziger.pixelgate.net [Source type: General]

^ Of the five main routes up Mount Fuji, the Kawaguchi trail is the most popular.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ When you finish hiking Mount Fuji you'll be tired, sweaty and dusty, and you may still have several hours of travel to get home by bus and trains.
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.These routes are gaining popularity recently and are being restored, but climbing from the foot of the mountain is still relatively uncommon.^ This is a popular and traditional way to climb the mountain.
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^ But most people who says quote these words have ever climbed the mountain themselves.
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Also, bears have been sighted along the Yoshida route.
The ascent from the new fifth station can take anywhere between three and eight hours while the descent can take from two to five hours. .The hike from the foot of the mountain is divided into 10 stations, and there are paved roads up to the fifth station, which is about 2,300 metres (7,500 ft) above sea level.^ Fuji’s fifth station to enjoy the view from 2,300 m above sea level.
  • Mt. Fuji & Hakone Special Feature | JAPANiCAN 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanican.com [Source type: General]

^ By the time we came to the 7th Station, we were winding our way more or less straight up the mountain side.
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^ After hearing that our stuff was all in a locker at the Kawaguchi 5th Station, he offered to take up back there by taxi for about 20,000 yen ($160US).
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Paraglider at South side, view from Gotenba
.Huts at and above the fifth stations are usually manned during the climbing season, but huts below fifth stations are not usually manned for climbers.^ The bus company runs a set schedule during the July-August climbing season.
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^ Front of a climbing hut at the 7th Station (click for larger picture) .
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^ I had learned on the way up that most of them live at their stations for weeks at a time during the climbing season.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.The number of open huts on routes are proportional to the number of climbers—Kawaguchiko has the most while Gotemba has the least.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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.The huts along the Gotemba route also tend to start later and close earlier than those along the Kawaguchiko route.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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^ My parents climbed Mount Fuji more than 30 years ago and stayed in one of the same huts along the way.
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.Also, because Mount Fuji is designated as a national park, it is illegal to tent above the fifth station.^ Fuji’s fifth station to enjoy the view from 2,300 m above sea level.
  • Mt. Fuji & Hakone Special Feature | JAPANiCAN 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanican.com [Source type: General]

^ The mountain forms part of the Fuji-Hakkone-Izu National Park.
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There are eight peaks around the crater at the summit. .The highest point in Japan is where the Mount Fuji Radar System used to be.^ Japan - Fukuoka - Kobe - Nagoya - Tokyo - Osaka - Hiroshima - Kyoto - Yokohama - View hotels in Japan A trip to Tokyo is incomplete without paying a visit Mount Fuji.
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^ Mount Fuji in Tokyo is the highest mountain of the country.
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^ Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan .
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Climbers are able to visit each of these peaks.

Paragliding

.Paragliders take off in the vicinity of the fifth station Gotemba parking lot, between Subashiri and Hōei-zan peak on the south side from the Mountain, in addition to several other locations depending on wind direction.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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^ This eruption lead to the formation of a crater named Hoei-zan on the side of the mountain.
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^ So you already have my opinion.” He drove out the parking lot as the wind still howling.
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Several paragliding schools use the wide sandy/grassy slope between Gotenba and Subashiri parking lots as a training hill.

Geology

Aerial view of the peak of Mount Fuji
.Mount Fuji is located at the triple junction where the Amurian Plate, the Okhotsk Plate, and the Philippine Sea Plate meet.^ The mountain was formed at the meeting point of the Eurasian Plate, Okhotsk Plate and Philippine Plate.
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.Those plates form the western part of Japan, the eastern part of Japan, and the Izu Peninsula respectively.^ The mountain forms part of the Fuji-Hakkone-Izu National Park.
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.Scientists have identified four distinct phases of volcanic activity in the formation of Mount Fuji.^ As per scientists, four distinct volcanic activities led to the formation of this mountain.
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.The first phase, called Sen-komitake, is composed of an andesite core recently discovered deep within the mountain.^ The various phases include Sen-komitake, Komitake Fuji, Old Fuji and the New Fuji.
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.Sen-komitake was followed by the "Komitake Fuji," a basalt layer believed to be formed several hundred thousand years ago.^ The various phases include Sen-komitake, Komitake Fuji, Old Fuji and the New Fuji.
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^ Juan Says: December 30, 2009 I am from Spain but I followed this site for several years.
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.Approximately 100,000 years ago, "Old Fuji" was formed over the top of Komitake Fuji.^ The various phases include Sen-komitake, Komitake Fuji, Old Fuji and the New Fuji.
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.The modern, "New Fuji" is believed to have formed over the top of Old Fuji around 10,000 years ago.^ The various phases include Sen-komitake, Komitake Fuji, Old Fuji and the New Fuji.
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[36]
The volcano is currently classified as active with a low risk of eruption. The last recorded eruption was the Hōei eruption which started on December 16, 1707 (Hōei 4, 23rd day of the 11th month) and ended about January 1, 1708 (Hōei 4, 9th day of the 12th month) during the Edo period.[37] The eruption formed a new crater and a second peak (named Hōei-zan after the Hoei era) halfway down its side. Fuji spewed cinders and ash which fell like rain in Izu, Kai, Sagami, and Musashi.[38] Since then, there have been no signs of an eruption.

Gallery

View from the top
Non-photographic images

See also

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From Wikitravel

Asia : East Asia : Japan : Honshu : Chubu : Shizuoka : Mount Fuji
Mt. Fuji at sunrise, seen from Lake Kawaguchi
Mt. Fuji at sunrise, seen from Lake Kawaguchi
.Mount Fuji (富士山 Fuji-san, 3776 meters) is Japan's highest mountain and the focal point of the sprawling Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.^ The lakes are all situated within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park.
  • Mount Fuji, Japan | AsiaExplorers 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiaexplorers.com [Source type: General]

^ Mount Fuji, at 3,776 meters (12,388 ft) is Japan's highest mountain.
  • Mount Fuji turns to gold to entice investors| Lifestyle| Reuters 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC uk.reuters.com [Source type: News]
  • Mount Fuji turns to gold to entice investors| Lifestyle| Reuters 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC in.reuters.com [Source type: General]

^ English: Mount Fuji (富士山; Fuji-san ) is the highest mountain in Japan and a well-known symbol of Japan.
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.Visible from Tokyo on a clear day, the mountain is located to the west of Tokyo on the main island Honshu.^ Located west of Tokyo, one can see the mount from there on clear days.
  • Mount Fuji - Goparoo Travel 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.goparoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Visible from Tokyo on a clear day, the mountain is located to the west of Tokyo on the main island Honshu .

^ It can be seen from the city of Tokyo on a clear day off to the west.

Understand

.A perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, the mountain is a near-mythical national symbol immortalized in countless works of art, including Hokusai's 36 Views of Mt.^ A perfectly symmetrical volcanic cone, the mountain is a near-mythical national symbol immortalized in countless works of art.
  • Mount Fuji: the nearly perfectly shaped volcano - Tourism - ccnpic.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.ccnpic.com [Source type: General]

^ The mountain is a symmetrical volcanic cone and is a national symbol of Japan , which can be found represented in many different types of art.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji by Mr. Simon Temple - Japan Travel Guide 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.excelloz.com [Source type: General]

^ It has been the subject of countless works of art, such as the ' Thirty-six Views of Mt.
  • Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Chubu - Mt. Fuji Area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japan-zone.com [Source type: General]

Fuji
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.The Japanese always refer to Mt.^ The Japanese always refer to Mt.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

.Fuji as Fuji-san, but the -san (山) here simply means "mountain", and has nothing to do with the honorific san (さん) for people's names.^ "San" means a mountain, while the origin of "Fuji" is uncertain.
  • Mount Fuji | Mount Fuji Guide 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC mountfujiguide.com [Source type: General]

^ Here are nine nifty facts on Mount Fuji with amazing images showing the many moods of this most honorable mountain!
  • 9 Smashing Trivia Bits on Japan's Mount Fuji | The Thinking Blog ~ Knowledge Grows When Shared! 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.thethinkingblog.com [Source type: General]
  • In Pictures : 9 Things You Didn't Know About Mt. Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC digg.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fuji-san (aka Mount Fuji), located 100km southwest of Tokyo, is the highest mountain in Japan and is known around the world as a symbol of Japan as well as Japanese beauty.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

."Fujiyama" is a misreading of the name, and is never used by the Japanese themselves — except in the set phrase Fujiyama geisha, a lament at how Japan is misunderstood in the West.^ The name Fuji-san is often referred as Fujiyama but it proved wrong in Japanese, later it became popular as Fuji.
  • Mount Fuji Pictures, Photos & Facts - Honshu, Japan Wonder 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC famouswonders.com [Source type: General]

^ Just because the Steve Irwin has never rammed a Japanese vessel in open waters doesn't mean that Paul Watson can't use scare tactics to intimidate the Japanese!
  • Discovery Atlas: Japan: Mount Fuji : Video : Discovery Channel Channel 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC dsc.discovery.com [Source type: General]

^ The Wednesday Letter subscription list is maintained on a secure server, no name is ever given or sold to anyone, and it is never used except for this Newsletter.

Climbing out of season
.If you have the skills, climbing out of season can be an amazing experience — imagine being the only people on the mountain surrounded by snow looking out over an amazing landscape 3776m up!^ Imagine flying in an airplane , only not being in an airplane.
  • Mount Fuji@Everything2.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.everything2.com [Source type: General]

^ It holds a special place in the hearts of Japanese people, being the nation's highest mountain and one of its most recognisable natural attractions.
  • Correspondents Report - Mount Fuji may soon erupt again 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: News]

^ During the official climbing season, from July 1st to August 31st, tens of thousands of people climb up in weaving, colorful lines amongst barren, jagged rocks.
  • In the Shadow of the Mount Fuji: Editors' Choice - Flying Carpet - Travelers' Tales 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC travelerstales.com [Source type: General]

.And you don't have to go all the way, as in good weather, the slopes of Fuji draw numerous people doing various sports activities.^ I comission an artist to get me a good image of Mount Fuji in all weather.
  • The Old Joel on Software Forum - How would I move Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you want to enjoy the serenity of Mount Fuji without the grueling hike, the erratic weather or simply can't get to Japan, English Tree can make the following recommendations: Recommendations: .
  • MOUNT FUJI FACTS AND THE HOLLYWOOD BLOCKBUSTER FURY IN 30 YEARS 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.englishtreejapan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the sun rose over the horizon a cry went up and a group of people near the hut started doing a cheer and raising their hands in a way similar to the wave.
  • yellowleaf.org Japan: Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC yellowleaf.org [Source type: General]

.The official climbing season lasts for only two months, from July to August.^ The official climbing season lasts for only two months, from July to August.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ "I volunteered for only two months in August and September 2007.
  • Volunteer Abroad Program - Farm under the Gaze of Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.volunteerabroad.com [Source type: General]

^ Although the official climbing season extends from July 1 to Aug.

.Even during these months, when Tokyo often swelters in 40°C heat, temperatures at the top can be below freezing at night and climbers must dress adequately.^ Even during these months, when Tokyo often swelters in 40-degree heat, temperatures at the top can be below freezing at night and climbers must dress adequately.
  • Tokyo Surroundings | Mount Fuji resort area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.digi-promotion.com [Source type: News]

^ Even during these months, when Tokyo often swelters in 40°C heat, temperatures at the top can be below freezing at night and climbers must dress adequately.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ These caves are filled with ice even during the summer months.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Climbing outside the official season is extremely dangerous without alpine climbing experience and equipment.^ A Warning Climbing outside the official season is not only technically illegal without police permission but extremely dangerous without alpine climbing experience and equipment.
  • Tokyo Surroundings | Mount Fuji resort area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.digi-promotion.com [Source type: News]

^ Climbing outside the official season is extremely dangerous without alpine climbing experience and equipment.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ The official climbing season for Mt.
  • Mt. Fuji Tour - Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japantravelinfo.com [Source type: News]

.Nearly all facilities are closed in the off season.^ Nearly all facilities are closed in the off season.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ Keep in mind, however, that transportation services may be less frequent off season, and also that some of the station huts may be closed.

^ Fortunately, there are a few options for those who are not fit enough to climb or who would like to get "up close" to the mountain in the off-season.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

.The weather, unpredictable any time of year, is downright vicious in the winter (temperatures below -40°C have been reported up top) and there are cases of people being literally blown off the mountain by high winds.^ Climbers have been literally blown off the mountain to their deaths, or have succumbed to hypothermia.
  • Mt Fuji - Tips on climbing , recent Mount Fuji eruptions and fun facts about Fuji-san in Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.englishtreejapan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The mountain is being literally loved to death.
  • Big in Japan: How to climb Mount Fuji - Gadling 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gadling.com [Source type: General]

^ The weather, unpredictable any time of year, is downright vicious in the winter and there are cases of people being literally blown off the mountain by high winds.
  • Tokyo Surroundings | Mount Fuji resort area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.digi-promotion.com [Source type: News]

.All roads to the 5th station are shut out of season so you will have a long walk up.^ All roads to the 5th station are shut out of season so you will have a long walk up.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ Kawaguchi 5th Station and Starting Out .
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ As you drive up to Mt Fuji's fifth station at 7,607 feet (2,305 meters) you'll be inspired by the beauty of the Japanese landscape.
  • Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.partner.viator.com [Source type: General]

.But if you insist, you're strongly encouraged to at least file a climbing plan with the Yoshida police [1] (Japanese only).^ Should you plan to climb Mt.

^ As the Japanese say, a wise man climbs Fuji once, and a fool twice, but the true wisdom of this phrase is usually only learned the hard way.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ A Warning Climbing outside the official season is not only technically illegal without police permission but extremely dangerous without alpine climbing experience and equipment.
  • Tokyo Surroundings | Mount Fuji resort area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.digi-promotion.com [Source type: News]

.Fortunately, there are a few options for those who are not fit enough to climb or who would like to get "up close" to the mountain in the off-season.^ There were quite a few groups climbing the mountain when I was there.

^ It is like a small town up there.
  • kuanhoong dot com » Summer Mount Fuji hiking trip 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.kuanhoong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fortunately, there are a few options for those who are not fit enough to climb or who would like to get "up close" to the mountain in the off-season.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

.The trails at the bottom of the mountain are less steep, and suited more for an afternoon hike at any time of the year.^ The trails at the bottom of the mountain are less steep, and suited more for an afternoon hike at any time of the year.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ Nobody climbs from the bottom any more and the lower areas are hiking trails.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji « Andre and Susan All Over Asia 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC alloverasia.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ Returning to Everest in 2000, he climbed the mountain four times over the next four years with an international team that cleared nearly eight tons of waste from its slopes, including more than 400 discarded oxygen containers.
  • TIMEasia Magazine: Rising to the Challenge: Ken Noguchi, Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.time.com [Source type: News]

.The nearby Fuji Five Lakes (Fuji-goko) has many attractions close to the mountain, and Hakone also provides spectacular views.^ The five lakes located at the foot of the mountain offer a fantastic view of this mountain.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The nearby Fuji Five Lakes ( Fuji-goko ) has many attractions close to the mountain, and Hakone also provides spectacular views.
  • Mount Fuji – The iconic snow-topped volcano, and highest peak in Japan| GotSaga 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.gotsaga.com [Source type: General]

^ The best way to view the mountain by foot is by heading to the Fuji Five Lake region.

Main approaches to Mt. Fuji
Main approaches to Mt. Fuji
Mt. .Fuji can be approached from all sides, but note that transport schedules are sharply cut outside the official climbing season in July and August.^ The bus company runs a set schedule during the July-August climbing season.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ The official climbing season is between the month of July and August.
  • kuanhoong dot com » Summer Mount Fuji hiking trip 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.kuanhoong.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Climbing season is only from 1 July until 27 August.
  • Mount Fuji, Japan | AsiaExplorers 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiaexplorers.com [Source type: General]

.For up to date information, the city of Fujiyoshida maintains a Fuji access page listing current routes and schedules.^ Kikuo Sanada (phonetic) is a disaster prevention chief with Fujiyoshida City, at the base of Mount Fuji.
  • Correspondents Report - Mount Fuji may soon erupt again 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: News]

^ Climbing Mount Fuji ( Fuji-Yoshida City ) Information on the Yoshidaguchi Trail, including a list of mountain huts and phone numbers.

^ Sign In to E-Mail Print Single-Page It's 3 A.M. on Mount Fuji as we grope our way up a massive scree slope in the dark.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji By Night - NYTimes.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.nytimes.com [Source type: News]

.From Tokyo, the easiest and most popular option is to take a direct bus from Shinjuku to the trailhead at Kawaguchiko Fifth Station.^ To reach the bus station, take the West Exit at the Shinjuku station.
  • Mount Fuji, Japan | AsiaExplorers 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiaexplorers.com [Source type: General]

^ Kawaguchiko means "Lake Kawaguchi" and has the easiest trailhead to reach from Tokyo.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

^ The most popular method is to begin the climb in midday, spend the night in a hut at the 7th or 8th station, and arise before sunset to complete the climb.
  • Mt. Fuji Tour - Official Tourism Guide for Japan Travel 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japantravelinfo.com [Source type: News]

.The most economical approach is by Odakyu train from Shinjuku to Gotemba, although you will have to change trains and the price difference is rather minimal.^ Although most popular tourist pictures show the view from the south, with the bullet train passing below Mount Fuji, the best views are from the north and east sides.
  • Jigsaw puzzles of Mt. Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC imaginatorium.org [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you are travelling by train, take the JR Chuo Line to Otsuki then change to the Fujikyu Line to Kawaguchi-ko, then a bus to the 5th Station.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

^ Only difference is that with the Rail Pass you cannot use the Nozomi express trains.
  • Mount Fuji and Western Honshu, Japan (Part 1) | Nangka.org | Events 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC nangka.org [Source type: General]

By plane

Mt. .Fuji Shizuoka Airport [2] near Shizuoka opened in June 2009. Despite the name, it's over 80 km away to the west of the mountain and not much closer to Mt.^ Fuji also houses a warrior tradition: ancient samurai used the base of the mountain as a remote training area, near the present day town of Gotemba.
  • Mount Fuji Image Gallery - About 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC fujiimages.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Situated to the west of Tokyo, this magnificent mountain range is located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, near the pacific coast of central Honshu.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Tale of the Bamboo Cutter ), regarded as Japan’s oldest work of fiction, touches on this aspect of Mount Fuji near the conclusion, which also attempts to explain the origin of the name Fuji.
  • JAPAN ECHO - DEALING WITH PYONGYANG Vol. 30, No. 1 - Mount Fuji in Edo Arts and Minds 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanecho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Fuji than Tokyo's airports.

By bus

The easiest option for reaching the slopes of Mt. .Fuji is to take the Keio express bus from Shinjuku in Tokyo.^ From Kawagutiko, take the bus "to Fuji Gogome".
  • Mt Fuji - Tips on climbing , recent Mount Fuji eruptions and fun facts about Fuji-san in Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.englishtreejapan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A two-and-a-half-hour bus ride from Tokyo's Shinjuku Station deposits hikers at Kawaguchiko Fifth Station, the most popular of Fuji's four main staging points (011-81/3-5376-2222, $22).
  • Mount Fuji: An iconic peak -- and trek - CNN.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ On a stifling hot, muggy day in July we bought tickets at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo for the three-hour bus ride.
  • TravelASSIST - Mt Fuji Japan Climbing Fools 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC travelassist.com [Source type: General]

.The direct bus takes 2 to 2.5 hours, depending on traffic, costs ¥2600, and takes you directly to the start of the climb at Kawaguchiko 5th Station.^ Bus Ride to 5th Station .

^ The direct bus runs three times a day and costs ¥2600 and takes 2.6 hours.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

^ Kawaguchi 5th Station and Starting Out .
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.To buy a ticket, take the west exit at Shinjuku station, then follow the circle of bus stops to the left.^ On the left is the bus stop sign.

^ It is located on the west side of Tokyo and it takes about two hours from Tokyo by train or expressway bus.
  • Mount Fuji Hotels .jp | selected accommodation in the Mt. Fuji Area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.mountfujihotels.jp [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On a stifling hot, muggy day in July we bought tickets at Shinjuku Station in Tokyo for the three-hour bus ride.
  • TravelASSIST - Mt Fuji Japan Climbing Fools 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC travelassist.com [Source type: General]

.The Keio building is on the corner near stop 26, right across from Yodobashi Camera.^ Follow the line of bus stops on the left until you reach the Keio building, which is on the corner near stop 26, across from Yodobashi Camera.
  • Mount Fuji, Japan | AsiaExplorers 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiaexplorers.com [Source type: General]

^ Right after a quick stop by Map Camera at Shinjuku West Entrance before going to the Keio bus terminal for the 1900hrs bus to Kawaguchiko.
  • Mount Fuji and Western Honshu, Japan (Part 1) | Nangka.org | Events 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC nangka.org [Source type: General]

By train

There is no direct access to Mt. .Fuji by train, but you can get pretty close and change to a bus for the rest of the way, and doing it this way allows you to use any of the ascent or descent routes.^ Getting to Mount Fuji Perhaps the most convenient way of getting to Fujisan (especially if you arent familiar with the area) is to join one of the many one ...

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  • Volunteer Abroad Program - Farm under the Gaze of Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.volunteerabroad.com [Source type: General]

^ For the desent route, follow the same route you came up until just below the Eighth Station where the descent track will brach right (east) to follow a less steep path down (this is also the winter ascent route) joining the ascent route at the Sixth Station.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

.From Tokyo, the two main staging points are Fujiyoshida and Gotemba, while visitors from western Japan can opt for Fujinomiya (Shin-Fuji) instead.^ A two-and-a-half-hour bus ride from Tokyo's Shinjuku Station deposits hikers at Kawaguchiko Fifth Station, the most popular of Fuji's four main staging points (011-81/3-5376-2222, $22).
  • Mount Fuji: An iconic peak -- and trek - CNN.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The nearest shinkansen stop for visitors from western Japan is Shin-Fuji from where there are buses to Kawaguchiko or take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji Station then transfer to the JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

^ Fuji from the Tokyo side, but coming from Osaka (Fujinomiya trail), it only takes about 4 hours from the fifth station.
  • Mount Fuji - 1 Day trip? - Yahoo! Answers 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC answers.yahoo.com [Source type: General]

Via Fujiyoshida

.Fujiyoshida can be reached by taking the JR Chuo line to Otsuki and changing to the Fujikyu line.^ If you are travelling by train, take the JR Chuo Line to Otsuki then change to the Fujikyu Line to Kawaguchi-ko, then a bus to the 5th Station.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

^ By Car 1.From Chuo expressway Kawaguchiko interchange, take Fuji-Subaru Line to Gogome (harfway point).
  • Mt Fuji - Tips on climbing , recent Mount Fuji eruptions and fun facts about Fuji-san in Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.englishtreejapan.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ By car take the Chuo Expressway to Otsuki Interchange and then the southern spur of the Chuo Expressway to Kawaguchiko Interchange.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

.The Fujikyu line passes through Fujiyoshida to Kawaguchiko, from where hourly buses (50 minutes, ¥1700) shuttle to the 5th Station.^ Kawaguchiko 5th Station (Yamanashi Prefecture) .

^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The nearest shinkansen stop for visitors from western Japan is Shin-Fuji from where there are buses to Kawaguchiko or take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji Station then transfer to the JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

.If you are planning to walk from the foot of the mountain, Fujiyoshida is, also, the starting point of the Yoshida route.^ The routes from the foot of the mountain are the Shojiko, Yoshida, Suyama, and Murayama routes.

^ After that, the group would descend along a different route to one of the towns at the foot of the mountain, where they would enjoy food, drink, and entertainment.
  • JAPAN ECHO - DEALING WITH PYONGYANG Vol. 30, No. 1 - Mount Fuji in Edo Arts and Minds 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanecho.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Needless to say, for worshippers from the Kansai region, it was the preferred starting point to climb the mountain.
  • FUJISAN HONGU SENGENTAISHIA 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.fuji-hongu.or.jp [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.You will be able to visit Fujiyoshida Sengenjinja (shrine) on the way to the summit.^ By some combination of hiking in darkness and staying in one of the many huts on the way ( city.fujiyoshida.yamanashi.jp , from $60 with meals, reserve ahead), you can meet the goal of standing on the summit for goraiko (sunrise).
  • Mount Fuji: An iconic peak -- and trek - CNN.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC edition.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ You are now on the northeast end of the crater and you will need to make your way around the crater rim to the summit Tsurugi-ga-mine (3776 m).
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

^ The trip took about four hours but you can stretch it out longer if you want to stop off and visit the local sites or have a meal on the way.
  • Climb Mt. Fuji - Mount Fuji Climbing in Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.yamasa.org [Source type: General]

Via Gotemba

.If heading for the Gotemba route (御殿場), Subashiri route, or Suyama route, take the JR Tokaido line from Tokyo through Odawara to Kōzu (府津) station then change train for Gotemba.^ SUBASHIRI (1,980 m) / EAST SIDE: Take the train to Tokaido Honsen line to Numazu Station and then connect to Gotemba Station.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

^ GOTEMBA (1,440 m) / SOUTHEAST SIDE: Take the train to Tokaido Honsen line to Numazu Station and then connect to Gotemba Station.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

^ The area can be reached from Tokyo via Odawara and Goda using small trains and cable cars which follow a very scenic route.
  • Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Chubu - Mt. Fuji Area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japan-zone.com [Source type: General]

.Alternatively, if traveling from Shinjuku, take the Odakyu line to Shin-Matsuda and walk to the neighboring Gotemba line Matsuda station.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The nearest shinkansen stop for visitors from western Japan is Shin-Fuji from where there are buses to Kawaguchiko or take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji Station then transfer to the JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

^ If you are travelling by train, take the JR Chuo Line to Otsuki then change to the Fujikyu Line to Kawaguchi-ko, then a bus to the 5th Station.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

.This local train usually runs just once per hour.^ For trips outside the city (longer trips), taking a bus is usually cheaper than taking a bunch of local trains, and the bus is much more enjoyable.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ The trains, which run on welded rails thus eliminating the usual clicketyclack, can reach speeds of 180 m.p.h.

^ Alternatively take an Odakyu Line train from Shinjuku to Gotemba (1 hour, 40 minutes) and then a bus just over an hour to Fuji Yoshida.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji :: Japan Visitor 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japanvisitor.com [Source type: General]

.During official climbing season there are direct buses from the Gotemba station to the Gotemba 5th station that take about 40 minutes and cost ¥1080/1500 one-way/return.^ There are manned huts during the climbing season.

^ Gotemba 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture) .

^ Official Climbing Season July and August are the official climbing season.

.Tickets to the Subashiri 5th station are ¥1500/2000 one-way/return.^ Subashiri 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture) .

^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Another trail, the Subashiri, begins at a 6,560' (2,000m) 5th Station on the east side of the peak, and then joins the Kawaguchi trail at about 10,980'.

.A bus for the Suyama route is ¥530 one-way.^ Although each of the summit routes has 10 stations on the way to the summit, most people take a car, bus, or taxi half way up to the 5th station on each route.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

^ At the bus station, buy a return (ofuku) ticket, one way is Y2390 and a return ticket at Y3000 is a good bargain.
  • Climb Mt. Fuji - Mount Fuji Climbing in Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.yamasa.org [Source type: General]

.If you want to ascend and descend on different routes, you can purchase a 3-day round trip ticket for a little over ¥3000. Note that Gotemba buses run only during the official Fujisan mountain climbing season between July and August, but Subashiri route busses run till October and Suyama route busses run all year around.^ They are open only during July and August.
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^ The bus company runs a set schedule during the July-August climbing season.
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^ Although the official climbing season extends from July 1 to Aug.

.There is also a bus to Kawaguchiko from the Gotemba station and a bus from Shin-Matsuda to the Kawaguchiko fifth station (¥3000 one-way).^ Buses to Kawaguchiko 5th Station: From Shinjuku Station (Tokyo): 2600 yen (one way), 140 minutes 6 round trips per day during the climbing season 2 round trips per day on weekends/holidays in the off-season Bus Timetable (climbing season) Bus Timetable (off-season) From Kawaguchiko Station: 1500 yen (one way), 2000 yen (round trip), 50 minutes 8-14 round trips per day during the climbing season 4-5 round trips per day in the off-season Bus Timetable (climbing season) Bus Timetable (off-season) How to get to Kawaguchiko Station Buses to Subashiri 5th Station: From Gotemba Station: 1500 yen (one way), 2000 yen (round trip), 60 minutes 7-12 round trips per day during the climbing season and most of September 2 round trips per day on off-season weekends Bus Timetable (climbing season) From Shin-Matsuda Station: 2000 yen (one way), 3000 yen (round trip), 90 minutes 1-5 round trips per day during the climbing season only Buses to Gotemba 5th Station: From Gotemba Station: 1080 yen (one way), 1500 yen (round trip), 40 minutes 4-8 round trips per day during the climbing season and most of September Bus Timetable (climbing season) Buses to Fujinomiya 5th Station: From Shin-Fuji and Fujinomiya Stations: 2310 yen (one way), 120 minutes from Shin-Fuji Station 1970 yen (one way), 90 minutes from Fujinomiya Station 2-12 round trips per day during the climbing season only Bus Timetable (climbing season) From Mishima Station: 2390 yen (one way), 120 minutes 1-5 round trips per day during the climbing season only Bus Timetable (climbing season) .

^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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^ The major routes from the fifth station are (clockwise) the Kawaguchiko, Subashiri, Gotemba, and Fujinomiya routes.

Via Fujinomiya

.Visitors coming from western Japan may wish to opt for the southern approach via Fujinomiya (富士宮) instead.^ Visitors coming from Chubu or Kansai may wish to opt for the southern approach via Fujinomiya instead.
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^ The nearest shinkansen stop for visitors from western Japan is Shin-Fuji from where there are buses to Kawaguchiko or take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji Station then transfer to the JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya.
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^ Fujinomiya 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture) Altitude: about 2400 meters Ascent: 4-7 hours Descent: 2-4 hours The closest 5th Station to the summit, the Fujinomiya 5th Station is the base for the southern approach via the Fujinomiya Trail.
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.The nearest Tokaido Shinkansen stop is Shin-Fuji station (新富士駅).^ The nearest shinkansen stop for visitors from western Japan is Shin-Fuji from where there are buses to Kawaguchiko or take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji Station then transfer to the JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya.
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^ FUJINOMIYA (2,380) / SOUTH SIDE: From Tokyo, take the Tokaido Shinkansen (bullet train) to Shin-Fuji Station and then drive or take a bus 2 hours through the town of Fujinomiya and up the Fuji Skyline Road to Omote-Fujinomiya-guchi Shin-go-gome (Fujinomiya New Fifth Station).
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^ It is easily accessible from the railway stations on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line between Tokyo and Osaka .

.From Shin-Fuji station, buses cost ¥4500 return.^ The nearest shinkansen stop for visitors from western Japan is Shin-Fuji from where there are buses to Kawaguchiko or take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji Station then transfer to the JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya.
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^ The nearest Tokaido Shinkansen stop is Shin-Fuji station.
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.If arriving on the ordinary Tokaido line, change trains to the JR Minobu Line at Fuji station.^ The line from Shinjuku to Odawara...not Odawa as you have spelt it....is an efficient, clean, and fast service, but not part of Japan Railways and totally unrelated to the bullet train in your photo, which JR runs to Odawara from TOKYO station.
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^ SUBASHIRI (1,980 m) / EAST SIDE: Take the train to Tokaido Honsen line to Numazu Station and then connect to Gotemba Station.
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^ Getting home At the Shingogome bustop, catch the bus to the Gogome JR station and from there catch a train back to Okazaki .
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.The bus fare from Fujinomiya station to the 5th station of Mt.^ Bus Ride to 5th Station .

^ Fujinomiya 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture) .

^ There is a bus from Tokyo's Shinjuku station to Go-gome (5th station) on the mountain (2 hours 30 minutes), from where it's a 5km, 5-hour climb.
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.Fuji is 1,970 for one-way or 3,000 for round-trip.^ Getting to Mount Fuji Perhaps the most convenient way of getting to Fujisan (especially if you arent familiar with the area) is to join one of the many one ...

^ There is more than one way to the top of Mount Fuji.
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^ Fuji 1 reaction, last updated 147 days ago Mt fuji bus service: round trip...

By car

.Take the Chuo Expressway from Shinjuku.^ By car take the Chuo Expressway to Otsuki Interchange and then the southern spur of the Chuo Expressway to Kawaguchiko Interchange.
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Tolls will set you back around ¥2500.

By guided tour

.There are also Fuji-san climbing tours offered by numerous travel companies throughout Japan.^ There is an old Japanese proverb that says, "He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool".
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^ It is a once in a lifetime event for most people and I was not going to miss the opportunity.The supported climbing season for Fuji is July and August when the snow is clear and there are series of huts operating along the climb to offer aid, food and shelter.

^ I had been harassing Keiko since the second week of my arrival in Japan, `You have lived here for 38 years {her entire life} STARING at Fuji-San and have NEVER climbed up?

.These tours may include round trip bus fare, climbing guide, hut, dinner, breakfast (packed rice box), and a visit to a hot spring after the descent.^ If you find the right guide, you may also be able to stay in the Seventh Station Hut on the Kawaguchiko Route during the winter.
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^ Besides these, one can also take a look at the hot springs in Hakone.
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^ With a group of 20 or 30 pilgrims, a professional guide, and a set itinerary that included lodgings, these trips might be regarded as the Edo-period equivalent of today’s package tours.
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.Prices tend to be expensive though: a one-day "superman" tour costs around ¥20000 and a more leisurely two-day approach (including overnight stay) is over ¥30000. Most of these tours are conducted in Japanese and stick firmly to the trodden path, but if you need an English-speaking guide to accompany you to the top or want to explore the less-well known "pilgrimage" routes, Fuji Mountain Guides [3] offers small group ascents from US$249 for a two-day trip, including lodging.^ This included two thirds of Fuji-San.

^ Mount Fuji ( Japanese sacred mountain” .
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^ In addition to her overnighter dancing at Gas Panic, she had agreed to staff the ticket table at a trance rave near Mount Fuji the next day.
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Get around

.Once on the mountain the only way of getting around is on foot.^ Despite roadblocks around the mountain, an estimated 57 lives were lost (only 36 bodies were recovered).
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^ The Japanese say that the clouds that cover the tops of other peaks only curl around the foot of Fuji.

^ Another popular way is to start climbing the mountain around 10pm from the 5th Station and hike through the night to reach the summit around sunrise.

The sole exception is horseback riding, available on the Fujiguchiko trail between the 5th and 7th stations only for the steep price of ¥12,000.

See

For merely seeing Mt. .Fuji, it's better to maintain some distance.^ On the other hand, the zoom is much better, so I've got some interesting photos I never would have shot with the Fuji 6800.
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.The most popular places for sightseeing tours of Fuji and surroundings are Hakone, to the east of Mt.^ Mount Fuji and Hakone Tours Various tours and travel packages for Mount Fuji and surroundings.

^ The period when Shin-Fuji became active coincides with the early Jomon Period, and it is believed that people inhabited the areas surrounding Mt.
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^ Popularity of Climbing Mount Fuji: Users who have been to Fuji Five Lakes: 538 Users who have climbed to the summit of Mount Fuji: 262 2 nd of 4 most visited sights in Fuji Five Lakes .

.Fuji towards Tokyo, and the Fuji Five Lakes, located just north of the mountain.^ The five lakes located at the foot of the mountain offer a fantastic view of this mountain.
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^ Situated to the west of Tokyo, this magnificent mountain range is located on the border of Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures, near the pacific coast of central Honshu.
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^ Fuji-san (aka Mount Fuji), located 100km southwest of Tokyo, is the highest mountain in Japan and is known around the world as a symbol of Japan as well as Japanese beauty.
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.Note, however, that Fuji is notoriously shy and is wreathed in clouds most of the time: it's entirely possible to drive around the mountain and never see it.^ I went to japan and never got to see mt fuji.
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^ For some of Fuji's climbers, the motive is to see for themselves what all those painters and poets have been trying to express about the mountain for centuries.
  • "Mount Fuji: Beautiful At A Distance" Story by travel writer Charles N. Barnard, article from Travel Classics 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.travelclassics.com [Source type: General]

^ Another popular saying is that Fuji-san is the most climbed mountain in the world, however, this has recently come under debate with New Hampshire's Mount Monadnock (3,165 feet), with 125,000+ climbers / year, as the challenger.
  • SummitPost - Fuji-san -- Climbing, Hiking & Mountaineering 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.summitpost.org [Source type: General]

.Visibility tends to be the worst in the hot, muggy summer and the best in the winter, when the air is dry and clear.^ Though it's visible on clear days (mostly in winter) from as far away as 161km (100 miles), Fuji-san is, unfortunately, almost always cloaked in clouds.
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^ Best viewed in winter or early morning when the air is clear, Fuji-san stands alone and is always a spectacular sight.
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The Mt. .Fuji Welcome Card [4] is a free card that can get you discounts for various attractions and tours in the vicinity.^ At the local 7-11 near Mount Fuji, you can order soup with various brown things floating in it.
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^ Mount Fuji and Hakone Tours Various tours and travel packages for Mount Fuji and surroundings.

Torii gate at the summit
Torii gate at the summit
No spot in this world can be more horrible, more atrociously dismal, than the cindered tip of the Lotus as you stand upon it. — Lafcadio Hearn (1898)
The thing to do on Mt. Fuji is, of course, to climb it. .As the Japanese say, a wise man climbs Fuji once, and a fool twice, but the true wisdom of this phrase is usually only learned the hard way.^ A threadbare axiom is applied to climbing Fuji: "A wise man climbs Mt.
  • "Mount Fuji: Beautiful At A Distance" Story by travel writer Charles N. Barnard, article from Travel Classics 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.travelclassics.com [Source type: General]

^ The fact that most people who climb Fuji-san are not climbers is evident in the popular saying: "He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool."
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^ Reply "He who climbs Fuji-san once gains wisdom.
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.Athletes have completed the climb in under two hours and there's even a yearly race to the top [5], but for most people it takes 4 to 8 hours at walking speed (depending on your pace), and the descent another 2 to 4. An overnight climb in order to reach the top for the sunrise (go-raiko) is the most traditional thing, but you will probably be shuffling along in a slow-moving line for the latter stages of the ascent.^ Timing Most people try to time their ascent in order to witness the sunrise from the summit.

^ On the established trails it takes most people only 2 to 3 hours.
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^ You will probably be asked one or two.
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.Consider starting out in the late morning to reach the summit for the equally majestic sunset, with a tiny fraction of the crowds to accompany you.^ A 10pm start, allowing for the crowds and an occassional rest-stop, should see you at the summit in time for a memorable sunrise.
  • Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Chubu - Mt. Fuji Area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japan-zone.com [Source type: General]

^ Another popular way is to start climbing the mountain around 10pm from the 5th Station and hike through the night to reach the summit around sunrise.

.Afterward, you can try to sleep in a mountain hut (see below) and catch the sunrise if you like; two for the effort of one.^ During the climbing season, this is your chance to hike up the mountain with up to 2000 people per day and literally run into gridlock on the mountain as hordes of people stream out from the mid-mountain huts to wait for the sunrise, possibly preventing you from reaching the summit in time and forcing you to see it on the slopes.
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^ Camp out at a mountain hut and watch the sunrise the next morning on this outdoor tour in Asia.

^ After the ceremony, two mikoshi (portable shrines), one shaped like Mount Fuji, are carried to the sixth stage.
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Preparation

An absolute minimum set of clothing for climbing Fuji would be:
  • sturdy shoes (hiking boots if possible)
  • rain-proof clothing
  • head cover
.Take it from someone who's climbed Fuji-san, do NOT wear shorts.^ Reply "He who climbs Fuji-san once gains wisdom.
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^ There is an old Japanese proverb that says, "He who climbs Mount Fuji once is a wise man, he who climbs it twice is a fool".
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^ It was a Docomo phone (my AU phone had no reception, but who needs to talk to someone from the top of Mount Fuji anyway).
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Such a bad idea.
Gloves and warm, layered clothing are also strongly recommended. Other supplies you will need are:
  • flashlight and spare batteries (if climbing at night)
  • sunglasses and sunscreen (which will most likely be needed during the descent even if you climb at night)
  • toilet paper
  • Japanese 100-yen coins, as the toilets are pay-per-use and cost either 100 or 200 yen
  • plastic bags to carry garbage and keep off the damp
  • a poncho in case of rain (beware: many of the cheap ponchos sold around Tokyo will tear under moderate use)
  • your camera for the spectacular views!
.Also bring along at least 1 liter of water per person, preferably 2. High-energy snacks (Calorie Mate) as well as a more substantial fare (rice balls and such) will also come in very handy.^ Wash rice at least 3 times or until water is clear.
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^ Other recipes I like for sushi call for no more than 2 T vinegar per cup rice and always call for some salt.
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Kawaguchiko (Fujiyoshida) route

.The most popular starting point is Kawaguchiko 5th Station (河口湖五合目 Kawaguchiko Go-gōme, 2305m), which offers you a last chance to stock on supplies (at a premium) before heading out.^ First, be sure you know WHICH of the 5th Stations you are going to.
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^ Kawaguchi 5th Station and Starting Out .
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^ Kawaguchiko 5th Station (Yamanashi Prefecture) .

.The initial stretch through flowery meadows is pleasant enough, but the bulk of the hike is a dreary and interminable slog: the volcanic landscape consists of jagged red rock in varying sizes from dust to boulder, with the trail zigzagging left and right endlessly, and the hike just gets steeper and steeper as you progress.^ So, to move a mountain, you can not just pick it up, and you can’t just hire a few rock movers from the yellow pages due to the size of the project.
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^ The hiking was not too bad as it was mostly a smooth trail with semi-loose mostly quarter sized or smaller lava rocks.

^ Then the trail turned with the ridge on the left and a row of low buildings on the right.
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.Actual rock climbing is not required, but you will wish to use your hands at some points for support — bring gloves.^ "You had to use your hands."
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^ You can bring your own food.

^ There are several simple lodges along the way where you can get your climbing stick stamped and have a rest or a bite to eat.
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.The trail is well marked (even at night) and in season you will find it difficult to get lost, as the trip is completed annually by 300,000 people and there may even be human traffic jams at some of the dicier spots.^ The official season for climbing the mountain is July and August during which some 200,000 people make the pilgrimage, although these days mostly for fun.
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^ If you hike during nighttime, a flash light is highly recommended in any season and essential outside of the peak season, when the trail is not illuminated by other hikers.

^ First of all, on a normal night in these cabins, you have to share a futon with at least one other person (it may be a friend or a stranger).
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However, due to the danger of landslides do not venture beyond the trail; visibility may also be very rapidly reduced to near-zero if clouds roll in.
.Once at the top, you will pass under a small torii gate and encounter a group of huts selling drinks and souvenirs; this being Japan, you will even find vending machines on the top of Mount Fuji.^ Is Mount Fuji the highest mountain in Japan?
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^ Flag of Kosova on top of Mount Fuji, Japan, during sunrise .
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^ Have you climbed to the summit of Mount Fuji?

.Yes, this is as anticlimactic as it sounds, but with any luck seeing the sunrise above the clouds will make up for it.^ Unhappily, although much discomfort is usually endured by those who hope to see the Fuji sunrise, tens of thousands of climbers never make it.
  • "Mount Fuji: Beautiful At A Distance" Story by travel writer Charles N. Barnard, article from Travel Classics 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.travelclassics.com [Source type: General]

.You can also gaze into the long-dormant crater at the center of the mountain.^ Even today, priests at the mountain's summit shrine scatter water, rice wine and salt into the crater as a purification ritual.
  • "Mount Fuji: Beautiful At A Distance" Story by travel writer Charles N. Barnard, article from Travel Classics 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.travelclassics.com [Source type: General]

.Strictly speaking, this is not the highest point of the mountain; that honor goes to the meteorological station on the other side of the crater, an additional 30 minutes hike away.^ This eruption lead to the formation of a crater named Hoei-zan on the side of the mountain.
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^ By the time we came to the 7th Station, we were winding our way more or less straight up the mountain side.
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^ Master Kangan pointed to the mountain and said to Daichi: "You speak of mind over matter -- then let's see you move Mt.
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.While some might consider it not really worth the trouble, a purist will tell you that if you do not stand at the highest point, you never really summitted, so the choice is yours.^ Goraiko, the coming of the light, is nirvana for the Fuji climber, the spiritual object of the exercise, even for the nonspiritual: to stand on the highest point of land in the Land of the Rising Sun and watch that sun rise.
  • "Mount Fuji: Beautiful At A Distance" Story by travel writer Charles N. Barnard, article from Travel Classics 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.travelclassics.com [Source type: General]

^ The mountain's and Japan's highest point is located immediately next to the weather station on the opposite side from where the Yoshidaguchi Trail reaches the summit.

^ The candidate might know the trick or guess it, but that doesn't tell you much.
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A full circuit of the crater takes around an hour.
.There is a separate path for descending down the mountain back to Kawaguchiko; be sure you take the right one!^ I’m here to take you back to MIT.” .
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^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
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^ Say you take one pill from jar#1, two from jar#2, three from jar#3, and four from jar#4.
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.Do not attempt to run down the mountain; rolling down isn't fun, it's a long way to the nearest hospital, and you don't want to find out how much a helicopter medevac costs in Japan.^ Find out what you're worth .
  • Book Excerpt: How Would You Move Mount Fuji? 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.careerknowhow.com [Source type: General]

^ This isn't what you want.
  • Critical Section - Moving Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC w-uh.com [Source type: General]

^ Other Surveys: How to improve tourism Next trip to Japan Ski Destination Budget for ryokan stay Preferred way to stay at a ryokan Purpose of visit Most popular region Have you recently entered Japan?

Gotembaguchi route
Gotembaguchi route
.This is the longest and toughest access route from the fifth station, with Gotemba 5th Station (御殿場五合目 Gotemba Go-gōme) located at 1440 meters, nearly 900 meters lower down than Kawaguchiko.^ Each of the routes has its own 5th station, so don't go to the wrong one.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ As you drive up to Mt Fuji's fifth station at 7,607 feet (2,305 meters) you'll be inspired by the beauty of the Japanese landscape.
  • Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.partner.viator.com [Source type: General]

^ There is a bus from Tokyo's Shinjuku station to Go-gome (5th station) on the mountain (2 hours 30 minutes), from where it's a 5km, 5-hour climb.
  • Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Chubu - Mt. Fuji Area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japan-zone.com [Source type: General]

.There are separate routes for ascent and descent, which will take 7 and 3 hours accordingly.^ From here it takes about 6 hours to reach the summit and 3 hours for the descent.
  • Mount Fuji in Tokyo at Frommer's 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ Altitude: about 1400 meters Ascent: 7-10 hours Descent: 3-6 hours This is by far the lowest 5th Station, and the ascent to the summit is accordingly much longer than from the other 5th stations.

^ Lots of mountain huts line the trail around the 7th and 8th stations, and there are separate trails for the ascent and descent.

.The path is clearly marked with signs, so night climbing (with a flashlight) is possible.^ In the past few decades, there's been a trend in which climbers arrive at the 5th Station late in the evening and then climb to the top during the night with the aid of flashlights.
  • Mount Fuji in Tokyo at Frommer's 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

.For your own safety, walking on the bulldozer path, which crosses the pedestrian path several times, is not allowed.^ Search walked the Mount Pisgah trails several times a week, sometimes spending entire...common with many professional and famous photographers.
  • Fuji Mount: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.questia.com [Source type: Academic]

.The climb from the 5th to the 6th station is over an enormous ash field, which formed during a recent eruption in 1707. Mountain huts at the 6th, 7th and 8th stations operate during official climbing season and also provide warm food (curry rice, ramen, soba, drinks etc).^ Front of a climbing hut at the 7th Station (click for larger picture) .
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ There are about four huts around the 7th and 8th station.

^ Official Climbing Season July and August are the official climbing season.

Beware of rocks from 8th station and above. .It is essential to bring enough water supplies or buy water at the fifth station, because there are limited places to resupply, although it may be possible to purify and drink the rainwater which is available for hand washing purposes at the mountain huts.^ Particularly on the trails where there are few mountain huts, it is important to bring enough water and food.

^ There are about 16 mountain huts along the Kawaguchiko Trail above the 5th Station, but they're very primitive, providing only a futon and toilet facilities.
  • Mount Fuji in Tokyo at Frommer's 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ After a long bus ride we arrived at the fifth station along the mountain trail where most walkers began their trek to the summit.
  • FUJI-2 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.chilit.org [Source type: General]

Advantages of this trail:
  • Fewer people, so you can go on your own speed and have more space to sleep at the mountain huts
  • Mountain top is visible
  • Can run down the ashed covered path from the seventh station.
  • No rock climbing
Disadvantages of this trail:
  • Fewer mountain huts (one each at the 6th, 7th, and 8th station)
  • During descent ash can make clothes and shoes very dirty, also shoes may fill with ash if gaiters or other covering are not worn.
  • Transportation to the fifth station is limited- the last bus from JR Gotemba station to the 5th station leaves around 5 pm.
  • No vending machines located on this trail after the fifth station.

Other routes

.There are two other Fifth Stations at Subashiri (須走, 1980 meters) and Fujinomiya (富士宮, 2400 meters).^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There they entertain themselves with the women for two or three years, then exchange them for other women as though they fans or pipes....
  • The Meaning of Hakuin’s Fuji Daimyo Gyoretsu Painting 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC iriz.hanazono.ac.jp [Source type: Original source]

.Fujinomiya is the shortest route, but as it is on the "wrong" side you will not be able to see the sunrise before the summit.^ Francis + Pat -> far side (8 minutes) Pat -> near side (4 minutes, total = 12 minutes, already something seems wrong) Pat + Alex -> far side (4 minutes, total = 16 minutes, you know this won't work...
  • Critical Section - Moving Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC w-uh.com [Source type: General]

Nevertheless, this was historically the main path to the top and is occasionally still known as Omoteguchi (表口), or "Main Entrance".
.Subashiri Trail is on the east side of Mount Fuji, so you'll be able to see sunrise almost anywhere from the trail.^ Once you add wind, snow, ice and falling rocks to the picture, Mount Fuji can be deadly.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ He took care of me, and so I joined an elite crowd who can prove we were at the top of Mount Fuji for a sunrise in 2002.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ The first and largest, which we can call section A for convenience sake, comprises Mount Fuji plus a few human figures near a teahouse on a side road.
  • The Meaning of Hakuin’s Fuji Daimyo Gyoretsu Painting 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC iriz.hanazono.ac.jp [Source type: Original source]

.The trail is the most gently sloped and forested up to around 2700m, making it rather more pleasant than the other routes, but it's consequently also longer in distance.^ Strong winds, like avenging demons, picked up hillside houses and hurled them down the slopes, squashing others on their way.
  • Over Mount Fuji – Chapter 27 – « The mystery of life blog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC wulfstein.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

^ One interesting feature of the Kawaguchi trail is that you come down by a slightly different route than you go up.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ If I was asked "How would I move a block?", it's more difficult to make assumptions about what "a block" is, so most of the discussion would revolve around answering the What (ie.
  • The Old Joel on Software Forum - How would I move Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The trail merges with the Kawaguchiko trail at the 8th station.^ Within 30 minutes after leaving the 8th Station, the trail was packed 3 people wide and moving slowly.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ The restroom at the 8th Station had two urinals next to the door (with a close-up view of the trail when the door opened), and a couple of stalls with squat toilets inside.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Beside climbing from the fifth station, there are three routes from Sengenjinja at the foot of the mountain.^ There is a bus from Tokyo's Shinjuku station to Go-gome (5th station) on the mountain (2 hours 30 minutes), from where it's a 5km, 5-hour climb.
  • Japan Omnibus - Sightseeing - Chubu - Mt. Fuji Area 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.japan-zone.com [Source type: General]

^ After a long bus ride we arrived at the fifth station along the mountain trail where most walkers began their trek to the summit.
  • FUJI-2 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.chilit.org [Source type: General]

^ Routes Mount Fuji is divided into ten stations with the first station at the foot of the mountain and the tenth station being the summit.

They are Yoshida route, Suyama route, and Murayama route. Murayama route is the oldest climbing route, followed by Suyama route. .These routes offer a glimpse of the history of Mount Fuji climbing and are being restored.^ Have you climbed to the summit of Mount Fuji?

^ Climbing Mount Fuji is definitely a unique experience, but there's a saying in Japan: "Everyone should climb Mount Fuji once; only a fool would climb it twice."
  • Mount Fuji in Tokyo at Frommer's 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.frommers.com [Source type: General]

^ A personal guide from my experience climbing Mount Fuji, along with some nice pictures, including sunrise from Mount Fuji, and helpful information for anyone planning to climb.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Be warned, however, not to expect to see too many people climbing from these routes.^ People of all ages climb during these months in relative safety.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ But most people who says quote these words have ever climbed the mountain themselves.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.
  • Mountain huts are dotted along all stations on the Kawaguchiko trail, as well as the summit itself, selling basic climbing gear (sticks, flashlights, raincoats, even oxygen canisters), drinks and candy (¥250 for a Snickers bar).^ Mountain huts along the Yoshidaguchi Trail .

    ^ The Yoshidaguchi Trail leads from the Kawaguchiko 5th Station to the summit.

    ^ There are about half a dozen mountain huts along this trail.

    .If your climbing staff becomes a cherished companion, you can pay to have an official seal burned into it marking your arrival at every station, making a handsome souvenir (as long as you don't mind lugging it around with you).
  • Postcards – At the summit, you can set your postcards apart from the rest with a postmark from the highest post office in Japan.^ Have you climbed to the summit of Mount Fuji?

    ^ Every edition of The Wednesday Letter is delivered to your address with YOUR name and address in view on the letter, with a link that allows you to remove THAT name from the subscription list.

    ^ The mountain's and Japan's highest point is located immediately next to the weather station on the opposite side from where the Yoshidaguchi Trail reaches the summit.

    .It's located between the 10th stations of the Gotemba and Fujinomiya routes, and is open from 6 AM to 2 PM for 42 days from early July to late August.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
    • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ Even after three years, the loss of her late husband Jerry was as painful as in those early days.
    • Over Mount Fuji – Chapter 27 – « The mystery of life blog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC wulfstein.wordpress.com [Source type: General]
    • Over Mount Fuji – Chapter 15 – « The mystery of life blog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC wulfstein.wordpress.com [Source type: General]

    .(The exact dates change every year; in 2008, it was July 10 to August 20.) Next to the post office is a small shrine and a stand where you can purchase fairly nice embossed certificates with an official stamp to mark your ascent.^ During July and August the weather on Fuji is quite moderate, and the snow that caps the mountain for most of the year melts.
    • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

    ^ The further you get from the July/August window, the more dangerous it becomes.
    • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

    ^ You can collect a row of stamps as you ascend Fuji, or save your money and just get the one at the top.
    • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

    .(Remember, though, as they say on Mount Everest, you've only climbed the mountain if you make it back down as well.^ I climbed this mountain a few years back, to watch the sunrise from the top, and it was such an inspiring moment that I became a full-time artist.
    • Mount Fuji, Japan on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    ^ From Linux you can only mount the 4700 as a read-only drive.
    • William A. Stein's Fuji FinePix with Linux page 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC modular.fas.harvard.edu [Source type: General]

    ^ The only thing left is to iron out the political differences within Kosovo as well as Albania and you guys should be set for a bright future.
    • Kosovo flag reaches Mount Fuji, Japan – Flag Around the World 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.kosovothanksyou.com [Source type: News]

    )

Eat

.If you have the energy to haul food and drink, buy it before coming to Mount Fuji.^ Once you add wind, snow, ice and falling rocks to the picture, Mount Fuji can be deadly.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ Later : It appears some people really want to know "How would you move Mount Fuji".
  • Critical Section - Moving Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC w-uh.com [Source type: General]

^ Mount Fuji is a huge pile of crumbling lava rock, and when you walk/slide down your footwear will pay a price.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Once on the mountain, simple meals (curry rice and such), if available at all, will cost around ¥1000. As all materials have to be hauled up by tractors, food and drink prices are high and rise the closer you get to the summit.^ It was a consistently great resource for ‘petrolheads’ around the world, congratulations on a job well done and I hope you all find new roles quickly.
  • The Platform4 blog - 4Car has closed 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.channel4.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why do you have to delete all the old links though, surely it couldn’t cost that much to maintain it.
  • The Platform4 blog - 4Car has closed 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.channel4.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And when you add up all the fallacies I recorded during my jaunt through the book, you actually end up with one dangerous, inaccurate piece of material.
  • Leave Mount Fuji where it is : Microsoft JobsBlog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC microsoftjobsblog.com [Source type: General]

.For example, a vending machine at the summit sells drinks and cans of corn soup for ¥400. However, as the summit has fewer people staying overnight and many more people resting, you can usually stop for a break without paying the resting fee (see Sleep), making the price of a cup of tea or a bowl of noodles enjoyed indoors somewhat more reasonable.^ By some combination of hiking in darkness and staying in one of the many huts on the way ( city.fujiyoshida.yamanashi.jp , from $60 with meals, reserve ahead), you can meet the goal of standing on the summit for goraiko (sunrise).
  • Mount Fuji: An iconic peak -- and trek - CNN.com 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.cnn.com [Source type: News]

^ The front of the cabin had a window facing the trail, and they were vending out hot cocoa, cup of noodles, and cans of oxygen for any takers.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ I usually employ people to do specific tasks (for example: write Delphi components), and I give them a VERY HARD, but similar, task.
  • The Old Joel on Software Forum - How would I move Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Kawaguchiko 5th Station is the last place to have a meal or stock up on supplies without breaking the bank, although there's a bit of inflation even here.^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ When the driveway up to Mt.Fuji's 5th station is closed in winter due to heavy snow, visit Fujiyama Museum instead.
  • Mt Fuji, Lake Ashi and Bullet Train Day Trip from Tokyo 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.partner.viator.com [Source type: General]

^ Please note in advance that we are not by Kawaguchiko lake and you will need to take a bus from train stations to come to our place.

Sleep

.Huts from 7th station onward also offer primitive accommodation, and reservations are strongly recommended.^ Front of a climbing hut at the 7th Station (click for larger picture) .
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Prices are pretty much standardized at ¥5250 a night for a very cramped space (one tatami mat or less) shared with the halitosis, funky boot juice and snoring of 150-500 strangers, plus an optional ¥1050/2100 for one/two meals.^ At one point, when we were moving slowly up a "steep" section, I passed a man with two boys who were less than ten years old.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Note that most huts will not allow visitors to stay within the (heated) huts without paying a resting fee, either ¥1000-2000 per hour or ¥5,000 yen for the entire night.^ Margaret, feeling tired, decided to stay over night in the hut with several other hikers.
  • FUJI-2 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.chilit.org [Source type: General]

^ With time now his own, he spent hours observing and living life among the local inhabitants --- the most carefree period of his entire life.
  • FUJI-2 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.chilit.org [Source type: General]

The fee may be waived if you buy a meal.
The huts also have extremely basic toilets, but they get the job done (¥100/200). .Instead of the usual noxious sweet deodorant, some of these toilets use a pepper scent to mask the smell of the waste.^ I will elaborate in the main narrative on some of these questions and the techniques used to answer them but will refrain from giving answers until the very end of the book.
  • Book Excerpt: How Would You Move Mount Fuji? 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.careerknowhow.com [Source type: General]

^ (I use these scripts , some of which have nontrivial requirements that I haven't explained here.
  • William A. Stein's Fuji FinePix with Linux page 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC modular.fas.harvard.edu [Source type: General]

  • Hinode-kan, Kawaguchiko 7th Station, tel. 0555-24-6522, [6]. Notable primarily for having the only bilingual website on Mt. Fuji (but no regular bilingual staff). A stay costs ¥5250 per person, and there is space for about 200.
  • Fujisan Hotel, Kawaguchiko 8th Station, tel. 0555-22-0237. The largest hut on the mountain, with space for about 500. In two separate but nearby huts, it's a far cry from a hotel, but unlike most others English is spoken here.

Stay safe

.Mount Fuji is a real mountain and should be treated with respect.^ An ascent of one of the mountains close to Mount Fuji, most meals, accommodation, guide, transport and sightseeing fees are included.

^ So fascinated was he by Mount Fuji, he set out to render the mountain itself in fine coloured cloth, a work he called his Symphony of Light.

^ Later : It appears some people really want to know "How would you move Mount Fuji".
  • Critical Section - Moving Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC w-uh.com [Source type: General]

Near the top the air is noticeably thinner, which may cause altitude sickness and breathing difficulties. .The hike to the top is taxing, but injuries typically occur during the descent phase when you're tired.^ When you finish hiking Mount Fuji you'll be tired, sweaty and dusty, and you may still have several hours of travel to get home by bus and trains.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

Especially after heavy rains landslides are also a possibility.
It is very cold on top. .During summer, when at the mountain foot the temperature is a sweltering 35°C, at the top it will be 7°C during the day and less during the night — ice and frost are common throughout the year.^ During July and August the weather on Fuji is quite moderate, and the snow that caps the mountain for most of the year melts.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ These caves are filled with ice even during the summer months.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Add in strong wind and/or lashings of rain, and hypothermia can easily strike while waiting for sunrise at the goal. .If your extremities go numb or you can't control your shivering, go indoors and get warmed up.^ "You are tied to your chair and can't get up.
  • Book Excerpt: How Would You Move Mount Fuji? 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.careerknowhow.com [Source type: General]

^ One interesting feature of the Kawaguchi trail is that you come down by a slightly different route than you go up.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Do not climb out of season, even during months like April when it's warm down below, unless you are thoroughly prepared and know exactly what you're doing.^ Find out what you're worth .
  • Book Excerpt: How Would You Move Mount Fuji? 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.careerknowhow.com [Source type: General]

^ You're invited add to: The beautiful image Posted 21 months ago.
  • Mount Fuji, Japan on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And they’re not up to that much on telly at the moment… Penny’s doing Used Car Roadshow but you could get Jason Dawe to join a new ‘Driven’ too.
  • The Platform4 blog - 4Car has closed 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.channel4.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Totally prepared means you have alpine climb gear and have climbed mountains like this before.^ You can climb this mountain either in the morning or after 10:00 p.m.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ We eventually made it home in the even, having expended at least as much energy as we had climbing the mountain the night before.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.If you choose to climb around the New Year, you could experience -30°C on the mountain top.^ At the top, you can choose from 2 or 3 different stamps.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ Sir Rutherford Alcock was the first foreigner to climb this fantastic mountain in the year 1860.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ As per historical records, the first person to climb this mountain was a monk in the year 663.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.These warnings are not a joke: on average, around 4 people die and over a dozen are injured every year on Fuji by hypothermia or falling rocks.^ Once you add wind, snow, ice and falling rocks to the picture, Mount Fuji can be deadly.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ I'd love to climb Mount Fuji every year with the same stick and collect a row these.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ Every year 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji, and most of them climb during July and August.
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.Finally, geologists tell us that Fuji is a dormant volcano, not a dead one.^ Mount Fuji is a dormant volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708.
  • Mount Fuji, Japan on Flickr - Photo Sharing! 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.flickr.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The mountain has a cycle of roughly 300 years and the last eruption was in 1707, so the next one is due right about now.^ I read this book last year right before you folks flew me there to interview for a PM intern position.
  • Leave Mount Fuji where it is : Microsoft JobsBlog 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC microsoftjobsblog.com [Source type: General]

^ Our team will start a buzz about the mountain moving plan, but for now, let's focus on starting a project that generates money based on what features the mountain already has.
  • The Old Joel on Software Forum - How would I move Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It is not my native language, and now I'm VERY drawsy because I drove about half of the night, returning from a nice holiday in the mountains.
  • The Old Joel on Software Forum - How would I move Mount Fuji 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC discuss.fogcreek.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Get out

.If you undertake the more traditional and crowded overnight climb, be aware that the returning buses in the morning can be incredibly busy, especially from Kawaguchiko 5th Station to the bus and train station at Kawaguchiko.^ You can get to the Kawaguchi 5th Station by taking local trains to the Kawaguchi-ko Station, then taking a bus to the Kawaguchi 5th Station ("Gogome").
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

^ The various routes that one can take include the Kawaguchiko 5th Station, Subashiri 5th Station, Gotemba 5th Station, Fujinomiya 5th Station and others.
  • Mount Fuji,Mount Fuji at Tokyo,Tokyo,Japan 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.asiarooms.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ If you are planning to hike all night, then you should plan to be at the Kawaguchi 5th Station sometime between 9pm and midnight (we started around 9pm).
  • Climbing Mount Fuji - Guide, Information, Pictures 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.globalcompassion.com [Source type: General]

.It is very easy to miss your bus from Kawaguchiko onwards to Tokyo if you leave your descent too long and join the back of a huge queue of tired climbers.^ I would like to congratulate your excellent idea and wish you the very best in your journey.
  • Kosovo flag reaches Mount Fuji, Japan – Flag Around the World 10 January 2010 22:19 UTC www.kosovothanksyou.com [Source type: News]

Hitchhiking from the parking lot may actually be a faster alternative!
If you climbed Mt. Fuji and survived despite (thanks to?) all the apocalyptic warnings here, treat yourself to a dip in the hot springs at Hakone.
This is a guide article. .It has a variety of good, quality information including hotels, restaurants, attractions, arrival and departure info.^ Destination City or Location or Attraction or Hotel Name Arrival Mon 11 Jan 2010 .
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Plunge forward and help us make it a star!

Wiktionary

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English

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Etymology

From Japanese 富士 (fuji)

Proper noun

Singular
Mount Fuji
Plural
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Mount Fuji
  1. The highest mountain in Japan.

Synonyms

  • Fuji Yama

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[[File:|thumb|right|200px|A picture of Mount Fuji.]] Mount Fuji (富士山, Fuji-san) is the highest mountain in Japan. Mount Fuji is 3776 meters high. It stands on the border between Shizuoka and Yamanashi. This mountain is an active volcano, which most recently erupted in 1708.

Mt. Fuji is very beautiful. In early autumn, it begins to snow on Mt. Fuji. Snow accumulates fully in winter. Mt. Fuji at the new year is very beautiful. The best views can be seen from Hakone or Gotemba. On a sunny day, it can be seen from Tokyo.

Many people climb Mt. Fuji every year. July and August is the official climbing season. There are three mountain-climbing routes on the Shizuoka side of Mt. Fuji. There is a post office on the top of Mt. Fuji (It is open only summer). It is the highest post office in Japan.

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