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Mount Fuji
Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji

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Sights and Museums,Outdoors,Hiking and Nature,Landmark,Scenic Lookout,Trekking
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Mt Fuji, Kitayama, Fujinomiya, Shizuoka, Japan
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According to UNESCO, Mount Fuji has "inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries". Today it still inspires as well as attracting legions of hikers. ... Read more
Fujiyoshida is a great place to base yourself if you'd like to climb Mt Fuji. There are buses that go up the trailhead or taxis. And actually, you could start the hike right from town. You can get more info from the helpful tourism office in Fujiyoshida.

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

According to UNESCO, Mount Fuji has "inspired artists and poets and been the object of pilgrimage for centuries". Today it still inspires as well as attracting legions of hikers. Fujiyoshida is a great place to base yourself if you'd like to climb Mt Fuji. There are buses that go up the trailhead or taxis. And actually, you could start the hike right from town. You can get more info from the helpful tourism office in Fujiyoshida.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Definitely a must visit if you're in Japan. I came at the beginning of this year, and luckily the weather was warmer this year. Normally, by this time, it's too cold for anyone to go up there, but weather permits, and we were able to take the lift up to the first landing. I was able to capture some nice photos of Mt. Fuji from a distance away.

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Tokyo, Japan

A few hours by bus or train from Tokyo and only open to climbers in July to August. Mount Fuji is a must do experience for anyone visiting in the summer months and into climbing.

By most mountains standards, the trail isn't too demanding, but it takes around 6 hours depending on your fitness and ability to quickly ascend. Be wary of altitude sickness.

Most will make the overnight climb to see the sunrise from the top of Mount Fuji. There are lodges on the way up if you'd like to take it slowly, though they are very, very basic.

At the top, experience the magnificent view and the crater. Be sure to send a postcard from the post office at the top and eat at the restaurants.

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London, UK

Truly love the trekking Mt. Fuji. It is a tough journey but after that you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise from the top of it. You can only climb during summer.

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Klang, Malaysia
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Mt. Fuji is very famous and really very beautiful when the bus is heading to it. Unfortunately we only can watched it at the bottom of it because of the bad weather and strong wind. Never mind, still have chance to visit it again.

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Cambridge

Obviously, you have to check out Mount Fuji. You probably can't even say you've been to Japan until you've been to Mount Fuji.

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Providence

With proper planning, climbing Mt. Fuji can easily be the most incredible adventure during your visit to Japan. Without proper planning it is sure to be memorable in a different way. Climbing to the top is incredibly rewarding as the view is astounding. The spiritual and cultural significance of this mountain is no coincidence.

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Taipei, Taiwan

I got the 5th station by train and train and bus from Shinjuku Tokyo with three friends. After lunch I started to climb in the thin air and ice-cold temperature. I made the 御來光館 near the 8.5th station around PM 8 and soon enjoyed the very delicious dinner. The bed is so crowded to make me not sleep well, but I need to start climbing again at AM 2 to catch the sunrise(御來光). YA! The sunrise is the most beautiful I ever seen. Definitely worth the tough climbing!

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New York City, New York State, USA

Perhaps the most iconic feature in all of Japan, this active and often snowcapped volcano is an object of both artistic inspiration and spiritual pilgrimage, particularly among Buddhists. The UNESCO inscription comprises 25 sites that reflect the variety of Fujisan’s sacred landscapes, including pristine lakes, springs, waterfalls, Sengen-jinja shrines, and Oshi lodging houses.

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Los Angeles, California, USA

Usually hard to see when the weather is bad or when the fog is covering it up. Very majestic.

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Tallahassee, Florida

Loved getting the walking sticks and having the tattoos added as we got to each new level. However, we did not plan in advance, arrived late to start the walk, and did not have a sleeping mat reserved in the huts. Got very close to the top but had to turn around and head back down prior to reaching the summit (when it got dark the Swiss Red Cross wouldn't let us proceed up). Then, to make matters worse, got back down too late to catch the train back to Tokyo so 4 of us spent the night in the station with a couple of happy post-karioke business men who had also missed the train. A great, memorable and fun day. Beautiful views on the way up Mt. Fuji, not so much on the way back down. Half of us went down by backtracking the up path, the other two went down the back side of the climb - much less enjoyable as it was slippery and mainly abandoned. All in all, perfectly fun though and would do it again, but with better planning next time

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Singapore, Singapore

Mt Fuji has such mystic charm...to view her and to hear her (the music from the road leading up to her). Mt Fuji is known to be a 'shy' lady hiding behind the clouds/mist making it difficult to view her at times. We were lucky to see her that day. On the road going up, the tour guide asked us to listen to a melody from a section of the road that has been made in such a way that the bus plays a tune when driven over it. How amazing. On our flight back home, we saw Mt Fuji again from the plane. Love it!

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Bangkok, Thailand

 Mount Fuji has been known to all my life as Japan's most famous. Visiting Tokyo and not seeing Mount Fuji is as good as going to Beijing and missing Great Wall of China 

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Pomona, California

It's a tough hike, and you'll probably need to camp out in a tin hut about 2/3 of the way up in order to time the sunrise summit properly, but this is worth the trouble. Truly life-altering!

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Toronto, Canada

We've driven up to it and viewed it from so many sides. It's an amazing and beautiful. Well worth the adventure of getting lost to find it.

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London, United Kingdom

Climbing the mountain was a hugh highlight of my trip to Japan, it was a tough climb so isn't for the feint hearted! But it was really rewarding and a varied climb. Definitely a must if visiting the country.

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Brooklyn, État de New York, États Unis

Though more beautiful from a distance than up close, hiking Mt. Fuji is a highlight of Japan. It is by no means fun and spending the night in one of the small huts (koya) is miserable; however, this is an iconic experience and a must-do but ONLY once.

Your spot at the koya must be reserved in advance and the facility is EXTREMELY crowded. Do not plan to sleep and be forewarned that you will likely be sleeping head to toe with your neighbor.

Unfortunately, the people working at Mt. Fuji are among the rudest you will find in Japan. The mountain is very crowded in the summer and the guys who work there are jaded.

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Toronto

I love mountains, and I love being somewhere new - the only reason this didn't get full stars is we weren't able to see the top the day we went. It's often cloudy and if you're not so lucky, you won't be able to see the summit. I also would have enjoyed doing one of the hikes or horseback riding trips up to the summit that you can apparently do (we didn't know about these until after we got there and we were on a tour that took us back to Tokyo the same day, so we couldn't stop to do it). Next time for sure. The view is breathtaking and beautiful.

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Honolulu

The Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park is home to the most iconic natural formation in Japanese culture. The backdrop for a seeming majority of Japan’s historic works of art, the perfectly symmetrical conical volcano Mount Fuji is home to miles of trails, beautiful scenic viewpoints, and a wealth of budding natural beauty. The 3776-meter Mount Fuji is open to climbers for only two months out of the year: July and August. During this time the temperature at the top hovers around freezing, making it possible for less experienced mountain climbers to safely summit this impressive formation. Located just west of Tokyo, Mount Fuji is certainly worth exploring while in the land of the rising sun.

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Doncaster, UK

Rather than seeing this peak in the distance (from Tokyo on an exceptionally clear day), slap on the sunscreen and take the day's walk up in Jul/Aug. Amazing!

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Aliases: 富士山 , Mt. Fuji, Mt Fuji

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