@Climbing Mt. Fuji
@Mount Fuji climbing & sightseeing guide

Please follow the fixed trail even if it'scrowded.

Four Major Trails

Trail Name Yoshida trail
(upper 5th)
Subashiri trail Gotemba trail Fujinomiya trail
Name of the 5th stations
and
their elevation
Subaru Line
(Kawaguchiko) trail

2,305m (7,560ft.)
Subashiri trail
1,980m (6,494ft.)
Gotemba trail
1,440m (4,723ft.)
Fujinomiya trail
2,400m (7,872ft.)
Approx. time
& length
(5th Ìsummit)
Ascent 6 hrs
(5.8km / 3.6mile )
5.5 hrs
(5.5km / 3.4mile)
7.5 hrs
(9.4km / 5.8mile )
5 hrs
(3.7km / 2.3mile )
Descent 3 hrs
(6.9km / 4.3mile)
2.5 hrs
(6.1km / 3.8mile )
with a sand slide
3 hrs
(7.6km / 4.7mile)
with a big sand slide
2.5 hrs
(3.7km / 2.3mile )
Access route Fuji Subaru-line
( 30km / 18mile )
Fuji Azami-line (R150)
( 11.5km / 7.0mile )
closed for winter
Fujisan Skyline (R152)
( 1.7km / 1.0mile )
closed for winter
Fujisan Skyline (R152)
(13.0km / 7.9mile )
closed for winter
Private Car Restriction
2014 up !
Jul. 10- Aug. 31,
(53days)

schedule
Jul.11-13, 18-21,
25-27, Aug.1-24
29-31, Sep.5-7 (40days)

schedule
none Jul. 10 -Sep.10
(63days)

schedule
Number of parking spaces
@5th station
329 200 300 500
Mountain Huts
(Yamagoya)
about 20huts 13huts 5huts 10huts
First-aid Station @8th stn.& @7th stn.
: mid. Jul.-late.Aug.
none none @8th stn.
Sunrise Viewing (Goraiko) from anywhere from anywhere from anywhere from 7th station+
Note
  • Good for beginners.
  • Crowded.
  • Easy access from Tokyo/Narita.
  • Join Yoshida trail from the bottom at the 6th, Subashiri trail at the 8th station.
  • Enjoy alpine plants.
  • Uncrowded.
  • Descending trail has a sand slide. (Fun! )
  • Join Yoshida trail at the 8th station.
  • Easy access from Hakone.
  • Longest trail of the four.
  • Uncrowded.
  • Descending trail has a big sand slide. (Fun!)
  • Easy access from Hakone.
  • Short & Steep trail.
  • Crowded.
  • Easy access from Osaka/ West region.
Map From the website of Yoshida-guchi authorities (PDF) - - From the website of Mt.Fuji Climbing Guide Fujinomiya Route

Hiking Trails from the base to the 5th station

(Not from the 5th station to the top !)
Trail Name Yoshida trail
(below 5th)
Shoji trail Suyama trail Murayama trail
Approx. time
& length
(base Ì
5th station)
Ascent 6 hrs
from Fuji Sengen Shrine
to Yoshida trail 5th stn.
( 12.3km)
7 hrs
from Akaike
to Fuji-Subaru line 5th stn.
(13km)
5.5 hrs
from Suyama Sengen Shrine
to Mizugatsuka parking lot.
10 hrs
from Murayama Sengen Shrine
to Fujinomiya 6th stn.(14km)
Descent 3 hrs
(12.3km)
5 hrs
(13km)
3 hrs -
Note
  • Very historical trail.
  • Join the trail from Fuji-Subaru line 5th stn. at the 6th station.
  • Join Fuji Subaru line at the 3rd, Yoshida trail at the 6th station.
  • Restorated in 1997.
  • Leads to Gotemba trail.
  • Very historical trail.
  • Restorated in 2004.


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