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  • Mount Fuji
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Mount Fuji
Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0301, Japan
  • Nature / Scenic spots (Mountain / Valleys)
Date of post:2015/07/14

Trekking Course on 5th Station of Mt. Fuji

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This is a path for walk on the sides of Mt. Fuji. I recommend you to trek this course when you visit to climb Mt. Fuji from Fujiyoshida route.

First, take a bus from Fujikyu Fujisan Station and get off at Okuniwa bus stop. Okuniwa is said to be a garden where Tengu, a Japanese long-nosed goblin, used to visit from somewhere in Mt. Fuji. There is a shrine built for him. The views of surrounding mountains and Mt. Fuji are great from Okuniwa. You are also able to observe many flag shaped trees. Why do they have such unique shape? I'll explain the reason at the time of your visit.

Climbing up a bit, we enter the Ochudo trekking course. After walking counterclockwise on a path into virgin forest for about one and a half hours, we reach Osawakuzure, the great collapse. This is the biggest valley formed by eroding Mt. Fuji, the width is about 500m. The Collapse is on progress even today and we can see stones running down the slope at times there.

Going the path clockwise about one hour from Okuniwa, we arrive at the 5th station, also the end point of Subaru-line road and the base point for climbing the mountain. During the trekking, you can see alpine trees and plants, such as larch, rhododendrons, rowans, lichens. You are also able to see unique bonsai-like tree, unable to grow well due to harsh nature, and some small craters while walking on the course.

Be aware the course is open from around the end of June. Please confirm the condition before your visit.

Date of post:2015/07/14

Enjoy wonderful views and vegetation of Mt. Fuji

  • Walking
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This is a hiking trail stretching horizontally half way up Mt. Fuji. It used to be a circuit trail that enabled people to go around Mt. Fuji and only those who climbed to the top for at least 3 times were allowed to walk this trail in olden days. Although only quarter of it still remains today, it is a nice trail where hikers can enjoy vegetation and wonderful views. The trail goes through the forest but you reach an open from place to place, where you have a wonderful view of Mt. Fuji as well as other mountain ranges and lakes.

The forest mainly consists of Japanese larch, veitch fir, hemlock and gold birch. Trees near the vegetation line are shaped in an unusual shape due to harsh weather condition in winter. Alpine roses bloom in mid-July and fruits of mountain cranberries turn red in early September. From late September to October, trees will be painted in autumn colors.

The trail connects Mt. Fuji 5th station, Oniwa and Osawa-collapse. The popular part is between Mt. Fuji 5th station and Oniwa. Both of them are accessible by bus from Kawaguchiko station.

The area is a part of the national park. It is prohibited to take any lava rocks, plants or even fallen branches by the national law.

  • * The information above is from the date of the review. Please be aware that some of the content may vary from the most recent information.
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