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“Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan”
This is a sentence I learned to comprehend superlatives when I was in junior high school, and honestly it is!!
I think many people have “Mt. Fuji” in mind with insufficient information, especially in transportation. Now, I’ve got splendid information about Bus Schedule bound for 5th station on Mt. Fuji.
By the way, we have 3 routes to the top of Mt. Fuji in Shizuoka, that is: Fujinomiya route, Gotemba route and Subashiri route. This is for the Fujinomiya route.
Be sure Mt. Fuji opens his arms only from July 1st until August 31st.
This timetable is offered from Fujisan Tourism & Communication Bureau and they have really nice English website about climbing Mt. Fuji.
Please refer to their website “Fuji Sanroku Navi”.
Now which point is the 5th station? Is that the exact midway point of Mt. Fuji?
Here is the information of the height and time at each point, taking Fujinomiya trail for example.
|Stations||Height||Time to the next station||5th Station||2400m||Start point|
|6th Station||2490m||20 minutes|
|7th Station||2780m||60 minutes|
|8th Station||3250m||90 minutes|
|9th Station||3460m||30 minutes|
You can see the illustrated map, partly in English, from this page. The 5th station along Fujinomiya route is the highest point of the three. That is, the shortest course to the top, right?
There are several accommodations in every station for those who stay overnight. I recommend you to find this guidebook –with word for word translation, for the information of Fujinomiya route or rely much on “Fuji Sanroku Navi”. Notices and requisites are well advised.
I’ve just planned to go up Mt. Fuji through Fujinomiya route in July. Do not expect pictures on the top! I’m not young enough……oh, and I’ve got to say, climbing Mt. Fuji is not a party or a play! People die every year. Prepare yourself as much as you can and imagine any inevitable dangers and the best method to avoid it. Anything is not too sufficient.
Fujisan Tourism & Communication Bureau ： Fuji Sanroku Navi
Fujinomiya Tourist Association ： Mt. Fuji Climbing Guide
“Shizuoka Guide” is our official English website for sightseeing, always with you! ＾＾
Thank you for your posting ! Yes, please come to us and find the magnificent Mt. Fuji with your own eyes ! I'll update this year's information as soon as it's fixed. Good day ＾＾
Would love to visit Mt. Fuji! Great information, very resourceful.
I'm so glad you like my information. Request me anything about tourism in Shizuoka. I'll try to figure it out to make the information open in this website.＾＾
Great post.Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us.