御中道(富士山五合目周辺ハイキング) Otyu Street
- Mountain / Valleys
- Mount Fuji
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Maps are rarely carried out with accessing from mainland China.
- Mount Fuji
- Funatsu, Fujikawaguchiko-machi Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi, 401-0301, Japan
- Mountain / Valleys
Trekking Course on 5th Station of Mt. Fuji
This is a path to walk on the side of Mt. Fuji. I recommend you this course to climb Mt. Fuji from the Fujiyoshida route.
First, take a bus from Fujikyu Fujisan station and get off at Okuniwa bus stop. Okuniwa is said to be a garden that Tengu, a Japanese long-nosed goblin, used to visit on Mt. Fuji. There is a shrine built for him. The views of the surrounding mountains and Mt. Fuji are great from Okuniwa. You are also able to observe many flag shaped trees.
Climbing up a bit, we enter the Ochudo trekking course. After walking counterclockwise on a path into a virgin forest for about one and a half hour, we reach Osawakuzure, the great collapse. This is the biggest valley formed by erosion on Mt. Fuji, the width is about 500m. The collapse is on progress even today and we can see stones running down the slope sometimes.
About one hour from Okuniwa, you will arrive at the 5th station, also the end point of the 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 the harsh nature, and some small craters while walking on the course.
The course is only open during the summer months and you need to check its availability beforehand.
Enjoy wonderful views and vegetation of Mt. Fuji
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 older days. Although only a 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 are in the 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 tree, hemlock and gold birch. Trees near the vegetation line are shaped in an unusual shape due to harsh weather condition in the 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.
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