Climbing Mt.Fuji

Fujinomiya New 5th Station – Recommended Climbing Route

Climbing Route with Lodge Break / For beginners

Direct Climbing Route without lodge break(for confident climbers)

Attention

Equipment

General Information

This Information Guide will provide some advice for those who wish to climb Mt.Fuji.
At a height of 3776m above sea level, Mt.Fuji is Japan's highest peak.
*The best time to climb Mt. Fuji is from 1st of July to 31th of August.
*You cannot climb during winter.

Fujinomiya New 5th Station – Recommended Climbing Route

There are four routes at Mt. Fuji and "Fujinomiya New 5th station" is the highest starting point for a climb among them. Fujinomiya route is the shortest route to the top. You can take a bus to reach New 5th Station. Mountain huts with a high capacity are located at almost equal distance, and some rest places are also available there.

Before climbing, please pay attention to the weather forecast as the weather is extremely changeable. Also, to prevent altitude sickness, you should stay at the 5th station for more than an hour to acclimatize your body to the high altitude before ascending.

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Climbing Route with Lodge Break / For beginners

Departure from Bus terminal at Shinjuku station West Exit at 10:55am → (Expressway bus)
→ Arrive at Mt.Fuji 5 station at 1:20pm / Lunch in Mt.Fuji 5 stationStart climbing (approx.5 hours )
Stay in the lodge near the Mt.Fuji 8 station → Depart lodge at 2:00am → Climbing (approx.2 hours)
Reach the top of the mountain and see the sunrise at 4:00am → Descend the mountain (approx.6 hours)
→ Departure from Mt.Fuji 5 station at 1:00pm → (Bus) → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake at 2:00pm
→ 10 minutes by courtesy car → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake Hotel area.

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Direct Climbing Route without lodge break / For confident climbers

Departure from Bus terminal at Shinjuku station west exit at 5:50pm → (Expressway bus)
→ Arrive at Mt.Fuji 5 station at 8:15pm / Dinner in Mt.Fuji 5 stationStart climbing (approx.7 hours)
Reach the top of the mountain and see the sunrise at 4:00am → Descend the mountain (approx.6 hours)
→ Departure from Mt.Fuji 5 station at 1:00pm → (Bus) → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake at 2:00pm
→ 10 minutes by courtesy car → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake Hotel area.

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If you're looking for a convenient way to travel between Tokyo and Mt.Fuji, highwaybus.com offers a great solution.
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(From Shinjuku to Mt. Fuji for a reasonable price)

Attention

The top of Mt.Fuji is very cold(around 5 degrees).
Even in the middle of summer, the temperature only reaches around 30 degrees at ground level.
It's important to bring adequately protection against the cold.
The oxygen is thin at the higher altitudes, so be careful about altitude sickness.

Equipment

Commodities
Sack / Trekking shoes / Work gloves / Rainwear / Towel / Mineral water, Drink, Light meal, Snacks, Sweets / Hat (be careful that it is secured and won't blow off) / Garbage bag / Toilet paper / Portable ash tray (if necessary) / Flashlight / Protection against the cold (particularly for night climbing)

In addition, the following items may assist you...
Stick for climbing / Suntan cream / Sunglasses / Band-Aid / Antiseptic spray / Gas cylinder / A change of shirt / Copy of health insurance card / spats (Ankle protection in order to prevent sand from entering the shoes) / 1m roll of cloth packing tape. (It is useful if you need to patch up a hole) / Earplugs (Useful for a quiet night's sleep when staying at the lodge)

General Information

[ADDRESS] 6663-1 Funatsu, Kawaguchiko-machi, Yamanashi, 401-0301 JAPAN
[PHONE] 0555-72-0259 Int'l +81-555-72-0259
[FAX] 0555-72-0211 Int'l +81-555-72-0211
[E-MAIL] fuji-v.c@peach.ocn.ne.jp
[HOUR] 9:00am - 5:00pm *9:00am - 6:00pm (During July, August and September)
*9:00am - 4:00pm (During December, January and February)
*Please Note that during July & August, the Fuji Visitor Center is opened everyday from 9:00am to 6:00pm

[Link]
http://www.yamanashi-kankou.jp/english/english002.html
http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/indepth/featuredarticles/mtfuji/index.html