Climbing Japanese Mount Fuji




The Japan’s highest mountain Mount Fuji is 3,776 m high, and in [W:Sizuoka Prefecture] and [W:Yamanashi Prefecture].

It’s one of the Japanese “Three Holy Mountains” (Sanreizan in Japanese) along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku.

Each year, about 200,000 people climb Mount Fuji. It’s said 1/3 of them are foreigners.

Because huts and other facilities are operating from July 1st to August 27th, most people climb in that period.


Mt. Fuji Mt. Fuji


There are 4 routes to climb up to the top.

The most popular route takes 6 hours to go up and 3 hours and 20 minuets to come down.

Usually, the hikers go to the 5th station (about the half way of the mountain) by bus and stay at a hut and start climbing in early morning to get the top by sunrise.


Sunrise from Mt. Fuji
Sunrise from Mt.Fuji. Copy right T.AR
Sunrise in the back of Mt. Fuji
Sunrise in the back of Mt. Fuji. Copy right T.AR


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