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Mount Fuji

Japan
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Ranked #5 of 2,828 Attractions in Chubu
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Type: Mountains, Volcanos, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Activities: Hiking, Mountaineering
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: Four routes, each divided into ten sections by stopping and refueling stations, lead up to Mt. Fuji's snow-covered tip. You don't have to be a... more » Owner description: Four routes, each divided into ten sections by stopping and refueling stations, lead up to Mt. Fuji's snow-covered tip. You don't have to be a die-hard mountaineer to climb Mt. Fuji; the slopes are full of children and adults of all ages, shapes, and sizes. The official climbing season only runs from the beginning of July to the end of August, but you can take the train from Toyko to the fifth station any season. « less
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Bologna, Italy
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93 reviews 93 reviews
17 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Bullet climbing means climbing to the top of Mt. Fuji (3776 mt. above the sea level) without stopping for too much time. For the young traveling community, it usually means getting at 5th station (you can catch a bus in Kawaguchiko or Fujisan station or Shinjuku in Tokyo) in the late afternoon and start climbing the mountain without sleeping, in... More

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toronto
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014 via mobile

Climbing the highest mountain in Japan can be expensive. If you are interested to doing the same in early September on a shoestring budget, the following is some information we found that allowed us to depart from Tokyo, complete the Fujisan climb and return all in ine day. Date of climb was September 10th 2014. Official climbing season ends August... More

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Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Many people during climbing season. Climb is not for the faint hearted. You must be very fit to climb this mountain. However when you get to the top, the view is just awesome. Toilet on top is 200Yen. 500 yen for mineral bottle. Please wear proper mountain shoes, gloves, and warm clothes as the weather is pretty extreme on top.

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Legaspi, Philippines
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

it wasn't what i had expected when we made our climb. we walked from our hostel to one of the paths leading to the mountain. since i am not a hiker i was always the last in our group (we were 4, all women). on our way to the top, we seldom chanced upon hikers and the reason for that... More

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Tokyo
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22 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

You definitely should do some training beforehand and be prepared for sore legs for the next couple of days. Bring plenty of water and snacks. The higher you get up the mountain the more expensive things get. A 150yen drink is 500 at the peak. Definitely worth getting hiking sticks, and 2 is better than one. You can order them... More

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Hawaii
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Mt. Fuji is a legitimate climb, so be sure to train a bit first. Bring lots of water, food, rainproof equipment and anything that will help you sleep if you stay in one of the huts. They sell water for Y500 and the "donation" for the bathrooms is Y200 a go. They also sell oxygen and emergency blankets, and several... More

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Camberley, Surrey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

While Mount Fuji is Japan's highest mountain and is doable in a day, it is incredibly hard work. Thousands of people of all ages climb the mountain every year and is one of Japan's biggest tourist attractions. Some like to start in the evening and arrive at the top at night to see the sunrise. It is also worth pointing... More

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Anchorage, Alaska
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I climbed Fuji from Kawaguchiko 5th Station during the day after a big storm delayed my overnight climb. The climb is straightforward, with a very well-maintained path at a fairly easy grade. If you are a fairly active hiker, doing it all in one day is not too bad, but it will take time - I made it up in... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Climbing Mt Fuji overnight is an experience you'll never forget. It's very hard work with around 4-7 hrs uphill. The last bus will drop you off at the start points (there are 4 of them) at around 8pm and with nothing else to do you will tend to start up then. It's going to get very cold and could be... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

It was a full day trip that we took from Tokyo to mount Fugi. The bus made a couple of stops along the way, and allowed us sufficient time on the mountain for the great view and some shopping. Definitely worth it to see...once in a lifetime.

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