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Mount Fuji

Japan
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As featured in Daytrips from Tokyo
Ranked #5 of 2,743 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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Halifax, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

A fantastic climb up Mount Fuji with Fuji Mountain Guides, we we're a small group of 24 and led by Doug and Brent. They're extremely knowledgeable about the mountain, they give great advice on equipment needed, and have endless patience to deal with a diverse range of fitness levels and personalities. If you want to climb the mountain choose Fuiji... More

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Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW

Just returned from an amazing trip to the top of Mount Fuji. Watched the sunrise on a clear morning from the top of the mountain. Truely a once in a lifetime event. Our guides--Brent and Doug--from Fuji Mountain Guides really know their stuff. The trip was timed beautifully from the moment they picked us up in Gotumba til we arrived... More

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Kahului, Hawaii
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78 reviews 78 reviews
34 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

The hiking season is July-August but you can avoid the crowds going in early July (1st two weeks). There are many ways to hike to the summit but the best, in my opinion, is to get a midday start (100pm) and get to one of the higher mtn huts. We used Goraikou kan twice (Station 8.5 highest hut before the... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014 NEW

My first time to Japan, Mt. Fuji is in my top list. Yes, it should not be missed once you are in Japan. I arrived at 5th station, start trekking from there. Weather is so unpredictable, windy at some point, cold rain. and sometime with the bright sun. Prepared with windbreaker, raincoat if your are planning to go. They do... More

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Did the day thing.bus to Fuji,then boat trip finished with Bullit train.We were lucky at Fuji as it's often shrouded by cloud and viewing is bad.transport only takes you to level 5 but that's enough.Shopping opportunity there as well as telescopes for close ups

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

this is a must visit for any tourist and it depends on daily weather so be hopeful you have a clear day during your visit. the view of Mount Fuji just pops up anywhere when you are heading towards it, mesmerise yourself with it!

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USA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

For first time travelers to Fuji wondering how to prepare for weather, expect ALL of the above. The same trip can bright sun, strong wind, cold rain, or comfortable hiking. The keys then are: pack light, and put EVERY THING in plastic zip locks bags. If your back pack is not waterproof and protected, even a short rain can fill... More

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London
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62 reviews 62 reviews
22 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

It's not very long or high but it's a lovely scramble to the top with a great sense of camaraderie among fellow walkers (or runners as a marathon club were running up as we were coming down). It can be done in a day fairly painlessly if your fit but staying in a mountain hut overnight betters the chances of... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

My partner and i (both in our mid 50s but quite fit for our age) climbed mt fuji on our own using the subashuri (red) route on 1july14. We took 7.5 hrs to ascend starting at 0600, summitting at 1330, and 5hrs to descend. The climb was straight forward and easy to follow despite snow delaying the official opening to... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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13 attraction reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This is my 3rd time to climb Mt. Fuji, the previous time was over 15 years ago. This time my teenage son and I planned our climb a few days after a typhoon, when we figured there would be clear weather. Wrong! It was clear the day before, but when we arrived by bus at the 5th Station, it was... More

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