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The Majestic Mt. Fuji Climbing Routes

Mt. Fuji is the international symbol of Japan. Hikers from around the world come to conquer the Mt. Fuji climbing routes located around Mt. Fuji. Plan your Mt. Fuji hiking trip on your next visit to Japan!

When travelers envision Japan in their minds surely they will think of places such as the futuristic Tokyo, historical Kyoto and of course the majestic Mt. Fuji. Mt. Fuji is most definitely the universal symbol of Japan as it is strongly connected with the image of beauty and peace that encapsulates what it Japan is. Every year eager hikers from around the world with the goal of conquering the treacherous peak of Mt. Fuji. Planning a Mt. Fuji hiking trip is essential for those who love nature and a challenge. Mt. Fuji is an incredibly large mountain that reaches peaks of 3,776 meters high. There are 4 different climbing routes located on Mt. Fuji depending on where you decide to climb Mt. Fuji. Get your hiking gear ready and grab your Mt. Fuji maps because it will definitely be the experience of a lifetime.

 

Mt. Fuji Climbing Routes

Mt. Fuji Climbing Trails

Mt. Fuji is incredibly large in scale so naturally there is more than one way to climb Mt. Fuji. The Mt. Fuji climbing routes include: the Yoshida route, Subashiri route, Gotemba route, and the Fujinomiya route with Ohachimeguri being at the very peak. The Mt. Fuji hiking routes are definitely a challenge to even the most seasoned hikers. Any Mt. Fuji climbing route offers the most beautiful scenic views of the surrounding areas of Mt. Fuji. Make sure to check the Mt. Fuji weather conditions because even if the weather is hot around the major cities, the Mt. Fuji climbing routes will surely be cold!

 

Yoshida Climbing Route

Mt Fuji Climbing Trails

The Yoshida climbing route at Mt. Fuji is definitely the most popular Mt. Fuji climbing route as it will see upwards to 151,000 climbers in just the summer alone so you can expect the Yoshida route to get a little crowded. This Mt. Fuji hiking route has many stops on the way to the top of Mt. Fuji which gives climbers the opportunity to rest and take a look around the shops and restaurants on the way to the top. The Yoshida route starts at the Fuji Subaru 5th station entering from the Yamanashi Prefecture on the north side of Mt. Fuji.
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Yoshida Climbing Route

Point of Departure: Fuji Subaru 5th Station

Elevation Starting Point: 2,300 meters

Duration of Hike:
6 hour ascent
4 hour descent

Difficulty: Moderately experienced hikers recommended

Address: Fuji Subaru Line 5th, 8545-1 Narusawa, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi Prefecture

Access: 55 minutes by bus from Kawaguchiko Station

Website: Mt. Fuji Official Site

 

Subashiri Climbing Route

Mt Fuji Climbing Trail

The Subashiri climbing route at Mt. Fuji is geared more towards experienced climbers as it does not have have as many stops, only two, as the other trails and there are no first aid stations which makes it the second most difficult of the Mt. Fuji climbing routes. Climbers of this Mt. Fuji climbing route will be treated to lush beautiful forests on the way to the top of Mt. Fuji. The Subashiri climbing route  converges with the Yoshida route after the 8th station stop so it can get a little crowded towards the top. The starting point of the Subashiri climbing route starts on the eastern side of Mt. Fuji which also starts at the Subashiri 5th station.
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Subashiri Climbing Route

Point of Departure: Subashiri 5th Station

Elevation Starting Point: 2,000 meters

Duration of Hike:
6 hour ascent
3 hour descent

Difficulty:  Experienced climbers recommended

Address: Matsudasoryo, Matsuda, Ashigarakami, Kanagawa Prefecture

Access: 60 minutes by bus from Gotemba Station or 80 minutes by bus from Shin Matusda Station

Website: Mt. Fuji Official Site

 

Gotemba Climbing Route

Mt Fuji Climbing Trail

The Gotemba climbing route at Mt. Fuji is the longest and most difficult trail to the top of Mt. Fuji. Whereas other Mt. Fuji climbing routes will take climbers an average of 6 hours to reach the top, the Gotemba climbing route will take climbers around 7 hours to ascend. The Gotemba climbing route is only recommended for experienced climbers as it is not only a grueling climb to the top, it also has very few stops on the way. The Gotemba climbing route at Mt. Fuji starts at the Gotemba new 5th station on the south side of the mountain in the Shizuoka Prefecture. There is no first aid available on this trail so make sure to come fully prepared on your ascent of Mt. Fuji.
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Gotemba Climbing Route

Point of Departure: Gotemba New 5th Station

Elevation Starting Point: 1,450 meters

Duration of Hike:
7 hours ascent
3 hours descent

Difficulty: Highly experienced hikers recommended

Address: Niihashi, Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture

Access: 40 minutes by bus from Gotemba Station

Website: Mt. Fuji Official Site

 

Fujinomiya Climbing Route

Mt Fuji Climbing Trail

The Fujinomiya climbing route at Mt. Fuji is relatively popular as it is the shortest and fastest way to the top of Mt. Fuji. This Mt. Fuji hiking route is recommended for climbers with less experience as it only takes 5 hours to reach the peak and there are resting areas at every stop of the ascent. The ascending trail and descending trail are the same so it can get a little crowded during the peak hours of the Mt. Fuji climbing season. The entrance is located at the Fujinomiya 5th station entrance on the south side of the mountain in the Shizuoka Prefecture.
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Fujinomiya Climbing Route

Point of Departure: Fujinomiya 5th Station

Elevation Starting Point: 2,400 meters

Duration of Hike:
5 hours ascent
3 hours descent

Difficulty: All levels of hikers are recommened

Address: Kawanarijima, Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture

Access: 120 minutes by bus from JR Shin Fuji Station

Website: Mt. Fuji Official Site

 

Ohachimeguri

Mt Fuji Crater

Ohachimeguri is the peak of Mt. Fuji where a large volcanic crater is located. Climbers can take a look into an actual volcanic crater while enjoying the indescribable panoramic view from atop Mt. Fuji. The ascent to the top will add some extra time to climbers hike but it is well worth the effort as climbers catch a glimpse of Japan from the heavens.

 

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