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Facts & Figures

Mt. Fuji is with 3776,24m the highest and most famous mountain in Japan. This symbol of Japan is praised for the perfectly shaped volcanic cone. Mt. Fuji is one of the "Three Holy Mountains" in Japan besides Mount Haku and Mount Tate. In the year 2010 app. 320 000 people made its way up to the top. Japan Rail Pass Buy now and Save >
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Local guide Mt. Fuji

How about exploring the beautiful Mount Fuji area within a day trip from Tokyo with a local guide. The personalized tour by our partner GetYourGuide can take up to 10 hours. For more details check out this page >

History

The last eruption of Mount Fuji happend in 1708. It is this combination of danger and beauty which makes it so appealing for artists and common people. One famous example of art created by Katsushika Hokusai (1760–1849) are the "36 views of Mt. Fuji". It is a series of large, color woodblock prints. In 2013 Mt. Fuji received the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Location

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Mount Fuji is located within the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park in the Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures.

How to get to Mt. Fuji?

  • 2hrs from Tokyo Shinjuku Station to Kawaguchiko Station by Keio and Fujikyu Bus
  • 70min from Tokyo Shinjuku Station to Otsuki Station by JR Chuo Line and
  • 55min from Otsuki Station to Kawaguchiko Station by Fujikyu Railway Line
  • 50min from Kawaguchiko Station to Kawaguchiko 5th Station by local bus
  • 5-7hrs from Kawaguchiko 5th Station via Yoshida Trail to the top

Sightseeing spots

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Mt. Fuji climb - there are many paths on the way up to the summit, enjoy the sunrise called Goraiko from the top, an unforgettable moment

Paragliding - start is from the fifth station Gotemba parking lot

Fuji Five Lakes - visit these beautiful lakes (Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Yamanaka, Lake Saiko, Lake Shoji and Lake Motosu) located north of Mount Fuji

Hakone - the Hakone area with Lake Ashi near Mt. Fuji is the perfect day trip from Tokyo

Fujisan Hongu Sengentaisha - this shrine located in the city of Fujinomiya, is the headquarter for over 1300 Sengen shrines in Japan

Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)

August

Yoshida no Himatsuri (26th till 27th)
The Yoshida Fire Festival held at Fuji Sengen Shrine in Fujiyoshida is celebrating the end of the climbing season. It belongs to Japan's three most unique festivals with more than 500 years of history.

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