Mt. Fuji is a volcanic mountain that is located on the border of Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture. It is the highest peak in Japan with an altitude of 3776 meters.
The towering figure of Mt. Fuji in the bright blue sky is beauty that inspires faith in the heart of Japanese people. In 2013, Mt. Fuji was designated as a World Heritage Site and reaffirmed its value to the world. During the summer season, many people climb Mt. Fuji and enjoy the view from its summit, including the beautiful sunrise.
At Lake Yamanaka and Lake Kawaguchi at the foot of Mt. Fuji, there are campgrounds and cottages where visitors can enjoy the outdoors. In addition, the water from the melting snow passing through the lava is famous. Oshino Hakkai Springs, Fugaku Wind Cave, and the Fuji Spring Water Aquarium are attractions that feature the spring water.
Mt. Fuji has 4 trailheads and it is possible to reach them by bus or car. However, during the busy season access by car may be prohibited so taking a bus is recommended.
There are various busses that provide easy access to Mt. Fuji’s trailheads. Make sure to check the closest bus stop to the trailhead you want to climb. Busses are available from JR Gotemba Station, Odakyu Line Shin-Matsuda Station, Fuji Kyuko Line Kawaguchi-ko/Fujisan Station, JR Tokaido Main Line Mishima Station, JR Tokaido Shinkansen Shin-Fuji Station, and Haneda Airport. There are various restrictions and warning throughout the year regarding Mt. Fuji. Make sure to check the official homepage of Mt. Fuji before heading out.
Map: Mount Fuji