Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is Japan’s highest mountain at a height of 12,389ft (3,776.24m). It is active strato volcano and the last time it erupted was in 1707-08.The mountain is regarded to be dormant. From south west of Tokyo, Mount Fuji is situates at a distance of 100kms. Mount Fuji is in the shape of symmetrical cone
as is a renowned symbol of Japan. The mountain is depicted in a number of photographs and arts. It is considered as one of the three holy mountains along with Mount Haku and Mount Tate.

Nearly quarter of a million visit the Mount Fuji annually especially in the month of July to August. But considering its visibility, winter months are regarded as the best month s to visit the mountain. A number o shrines are located along the rim of the crater.

At the summit of the mountain is a metrological station. It denotes the highest point of the mountain as well as the country. Fujinomiya, Gotemba, and Kawaguchiko are the well known trekking routes to the summit. All the trekking roads are well equipped with infrastructure, each have ten stations like boarding, lodging facilities, there are places for refreshments etc.

From the fifth station situated between 6,000’ to 7,000’, most of hikers start and they have entrée by means of paved roads. The only drawback is there is no train access.

The best way to get to Mount Fuji is boarding the Fuji bound buss that departs from Tokyo’s Shinjuku station.

There are some good hotels like the Fuji lake hotel

Address : 1, Funatsu, Fuji-kawaguchiko-machi, Minamitsuru-gun, Yamanashi 401-0301, Japan

TEL: 0555-72-2209

(International: +81-555-72-2209)

FAX: 0555-73-2700

(International: +81-555-73-2700)

Guest room: 75 rooms

Check-in: 15:00 / Check out: 10:00

Amenities: toothbrush and toothpaste /hand towel / body wash / dryer / soap / feather quilt / toilet with bidet facilities /hair brush / bath towel / razor / shampoo / conditioner / shower cap / yukata (kimono-like bath robe or pyjamas)/ cotton applicator

Onsen Hot Springs: There are other facilities like, a large indoor bathing room for men / an open-air large bathing room for men /a large indoor bathing room for women/ an open-air large bathing room for women / Lounge

Facilities: Bar (charged) / Banquet/ / Karaoke (charged) /Gaming arcade (charged) / Lounge / Nonsmoking room/ Outdoor pool

Access: A 10 min walk from the Kawatuchiko Station.

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