Fujinomiya Trail on Mount Fuji

Strong wind on the shortest, steepest Mount Fuji ascent

 By Cathy Cawood   Oct 17, 2016

At 5 kilometers from the Fifth Station, the Fujinomiya Trail is the shortest route to the summit of Mount Fuji. It takes an average time of 5 hours to reach the summit, and 3.5 hours to descend. At the beginning of the climbing season in July I went there to conquer Japan's most famous mountain. We arrived at the Fifth station early in the morning and allowed ourselves the recommended hour to adjust to the altitude, then began the ascent. Unfortunately strong winds made us decide to turn back at the Seventh Station, but it was still a great experience. Better luck next time!

Video by Cathy Cawood
Japan Travel Partner

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Victoria Vlisides a year ago
Would love to make it here one day.