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Climbing Mount Fuji
« on: June 26, 2008, 09:21:04 AM »
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Many Japanese people dream of climbing Mt. Fuji once in their lives. Mt. Fuji is the tallest mountain in Japan (3,776m / 12,388feet) and is a volcano. Japanese people love mount Fuji, calling it as Fuji-san. It's said that about 300,000 people try to climb Mt. Fuji every year and that 30-40% of them are foreign visitors. Mt. Fuji is located about 60 miles southwest of Tokyo in Shizuoka and Yamanashi prefectures.
The official climbing season of Mt. Fuji is from July 1 to the end of August. Although all trails get really crowded, it's best to climb Mt. Fuji at this time of the year. The off season climb is discouraged due to the bad climate.
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Mount Fuji's trails are named into 10 stations, depending on the elevation. You can go to the 5th stations (go-gome) by car or bus, so most of people start climbing Mt. Fuji from the fifth station of each trail.

Climbing Routes:

Kawaguchiko-guchi / Yoshida-guchi Route
(Kawaguchikoguchi Gogome 5th Station at the altitude of 2,305 m)
Yoshida-guchi route starts from the Kitaguchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja Shrine in Fujiyoshida-city, Yamanashi at the altitude of 850m. It takes about 5 hours to get to the 6th station from the shrine. Yoshida-guchi route meets Kawaguchiko-guchi route at the 6th station. Kawaguchiko-guchi rounte is the most popular and can be very crowded. It's the second longest route, and there are many mountain huts on this route. It's recommended for beginners.

Approximate climbing time: 5-6 hours
Approximate descending time: 3-4 hours
Access: Take a Fujikyu bus from Kawaguchiko Station in Yamanashi to Kawaguchiko-guchi Gogome 5th Station. Or, take a Chuo Highway bus from Shinjuku in Tokyo to Kawaguchiko-guchi Gogome 5th Station. It takes about two and half hours and costs 2,600 yen per adult for a one-way trip. Or, drive up the Fuji Subaru Line (toll road) from Kawaguchiko to the 5th station by car. *Private vehicles aren't allowed in mid. August.

Gotenba-guchi Route
(Gotenba-guchi Shingogome 5th Station at the altitude of 1,440m)
It's the longest route. There are fewer climbers than other routes. Because of the oosunabashiri (volcanic sand slope) from the 7th station on the descent route, it takes much less time to descend.

Approximate climbing time: 7-8 hours
Approximate descending time: 3-4 hours
Access: Take a bus from JR Gotenba Station in Shizuoka to Gotenbaguchi Shingogome 5th Station.

Fujinomiya-guchi Route
(Fujinomiya-guchi Shingogome 5th Station at the altitude of 2,400m)
It's the shortest route to the summit. The descent route is the same as the ascent route.

Approximate climbing time: 5-6 hours
Approximate descending time: 2-3 hours
Access: Take a bus from JR Fujinomiya Station in Shizuoka to Fujinomiya-guchi Shingogome 5th Station. Or, take a bus from JR Shinkansen Shin-fuji Station to Fujinomiya-guchi Shin-go-gome. Or, drive up the Fuji Skyline road to the fifth station by car. *Private vehicles aren't allowed from mid. July to mid. August.

Subashiri-guchi Route
(Subashiri-guchi Shin-go-gome 5th Station at the altitude of 2,000m)
This route meets Kawaguchiko-guchi/Yoshida-guchi route at 8th Station. There are fewer climbers before the 8th Station. The descent route is popular because of the sunabashiri (volcanic sand slope).

Approximate climbing time: 5-6 hours
Approximate descending time: 3-4 hours
Access: Take a bus from JR Gotenba Station to Subashiriguchi Shin-go-gome 5th Station. Or, drive up the Fuji Azami line to the 5 th station by car.

Buses to 5th Stations:
Fujikyu Bus (Phone: 0555-3374-2221)

Kawaguchiko Station to Kawaguchiko-guchi Gogome 5th Station - 50 minutes
One-way tickets 1,500 yen for adults / 750 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 2,000yen for adults / 1,000 yen for children

Gotenba Station to Subashiri-guchi Shingogome 5th Station - 60 minutes
One-way tickets 1,500 yen for adults / 750 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 2,000 yen for adult / 1,000 yen for children

Shinmatsuda Station to Subashiriguchi Shingogome 5th Station - 90 minutes
One-way tickets 2,000 yen for adults / 1,000 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 3,000 yen for adults / 1,500 yen for children

Gotenba Station to Gotenbaguchi Shingogome 5th Station - 40 minutes
One-way tickets 1,080 yen for adults / 540 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 1,500 yen for adults / 750 yen for children

Mishima Station to Fujinomiya-guchi Shingogome 5th Station - 125 minutes
One-way tickets 2,390 yen for adults / 1,200 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 3,000 yen for adults / 1,500 yen for children

Shinfuji Station to Fujinomiya-guchi Shingogome 5th Station - 135 minutes
One-way tickets 2,310 yen / 1,160yen
Round-trip tickets 3,000 yen / 1,500 yen

Fuji Station to Fujinomiya-guchi Shingogome 5th Station - 130 minutes
One-way tickets 2,240 yen for adults / 1,120 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 3,000 yen for adults / 1,500 yen for children

Fujinomiya Station to Fujinomiya-guchi Shingogome 5th Station - 80 minutes
One-way tickets 1,970 yen for adults / 990 yen for children
Round-trip tickets 3,000 yen for adults / 1,500 yen for children

There are many mountain huts located between 5th stations to the summit. It usually costs about 5,000 yen to 7,000 yen one night. Drinks and food are sold in the huts, but they are very expensive. Make sure to bring enough water and food. Many climbers start climbing Mt. Fuji in the afternoon and sleep at a hut. Then, they climb up to the summit at sunrise. Many people climb at night with flashlights so that they get to the summit at sunrise.
Mt. Fuji tours are available from various cities in Japan. Be prepared and have a safe climbing.




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Re: Climbing Mount Fuji
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Re: Climbing Mount Fuji
« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2008, 09:08:43 AM »
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Re: Climbing Mount Fuji
« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2008, 11:35:29 AM »
Yo pani Fewataal jasto garera jhalkindo rahecha :)

 


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