Fall Views From Fuji's 5th Station

Halfway up Mount Fuji the view is incredible!

By Cathy Cawood    - 1 min read

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Early October is too soon for Fall color in Tokyo, but at the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station on Mount Fuji, the season is well underway. The cold air is bracing, and views of Mount Fuji's slopes are enhanced by red and yellow trees mixed with evergreens.

Aokigahara Forest wraps around Mount Fuji like a blue-green skirt. In the distance you can see Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchiko, and the town of Fujiyoshida sprawls around the base of the smaller mountains across the plain.

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Cathy Cawood

Cathy Cawood @cathy.cawood

 I came to Japan in 2003 to teach English. I lived in Shiga prefecture for 1 year, and it still holds a special place in my heart. I lived in Kyoto for 9 years, then moved to Machida, Tokyo in 2014 after meeting my Japanese partner. I love to take photos, and my Japan in Pictures Facebook page has some 40,000 followers. I have been the Regional Partner for Yamanashi Prefecture since 2014.I am enjoying exploring the prefectures around Tokyo (I like to get off the beaten track), and I hope the photos and stories I share will encourage more people to discover this wonderful country.