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We travelled up twice to see Mount Fuji. One day we could only get to the 4th Station but later in the week we returned to the 5th Station. The road itself was easy to get to from Kawaguchiko and was a really nice drive...More
They closed access to 5th st and could only get to the 4th where it was so owercrowded with buses and tourists it was like the worst experience you could have. Everyone queuing for selfies with the mountain and for icecream. Awful organisation of letting...More
The end of the Fuji Subaru Line places you almost close enough to grab the summit of Mount Fuji. It’s a great spot for sightseeing and there are also a number of souvenir shops and restaurants. A great place for everyone, no matter if you...More
Let's get this out of the way - it is a must see, as mount Fuji represents more than just a mountain in Japan. it is the soul of Japan.
I wanted to drive my rental car up to the 5th stop "五合目" (the highest...More
5th station of Mount Fuji. It's the most popular start point for climbing Mount Fuji. It has everything for hikers to stock up before the climb. Restaurants, shops, toilets and rest area. This is the last stop for busses that goes from Kawaguchiko train station....More
To get to 5th station from Kawaguchiko station you can ride the bus. In Aug, which is peak tourist season, it was standing room only packed in. Pick up the bus at stop 7. Get off at 5th station but be careful getting back on...More
Good to take the Subaru line to 5th station further up the mountain where you can get an appreciation for how big the mountain really is.
Be aware of changing weather - best visited early in the day to have the chance of clear views.
To get to Mount Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, board the bus for the 50-minutes ride [Tickets ¥2,100 per person return] from Kawaguchiko Station which has a daily bus service during most of the year except when road is closed due to snow. Seat reservations...More