Mount Fuji (Fujisan) is located around 100 km south-west of Tokyo. It is the highest mountain in Japan with altitude 3,776.24 m. It is a sacred symbol of Japan and popular trekking spot for young and old Japanese people.

Trekking on this mountain is not hard. You can choose to trek from the bottom (Kawaguchiko town), or short trek from 5th station, where you can get by car or bus.

The name of the trek from the bottom is Yoshida Trail (Yoshidaguchi), and begins from Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinjha Shinto Shrine in Kawaguchiko town (35.470905, 138.792541). Recommend you to visit this Shinto Shrine with beautiful garden around.

There are few daily buses from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko town. Recommend you to book your bus at least one day ahead, because buses are usually full. You can get off from the bus in Kawaguchiko town on Fujisan station, and walk to Shinto Shrine (beginning of the trek); or on Kawaguchiko bus station and take local public bus to Shinto Shrine. In Kawaguchiko bus station, there is a Tourist Info office.

Along the trek, there are mountain cottages where you can sleep and eat. I chose sleeping in my tent, and eat my own food. There are no official camping sites, so you have to find your own camping spot (little flat area in the forest, and less visible).

 

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Bus from Tokyo to Kawaguchiko (Beginning of the Mt. Fuji trek).

 

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Kawaguchiko bus station. From there need to take local public bus to Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinjha Shrine (35.470905, 138.792541) where the trek starts (Yoshida Trail).

 

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Kawaguchiko town, local houses.

 

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Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinjha Shinto Shrine.

 

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Kitaguchihongu Fuji Sengenjinjha Shinto Shrine.

 

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Mt. Fuji info board.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, raw map.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail, detailed map.

 

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Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail. Monument.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail. Shelter.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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View on Mt. Fuji , Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mountain cottage. Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mountain cottage. Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Info board. Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mt. Fuji trek, Yoshida Trail.

 

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Mountain cottages and shops on the top of Mt. Fuji.

 

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Mt. Fuji. View from the top.

 

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Mt. Fuji crater. Map of the trail around.

 

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Mt. Fuji, on the top.

 

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Mt. Fuji crater.

 

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Mt. Fuji crater.

 

=== Knaper ===

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