Getting to Iwamotoyama Park 1
There are bus lines available from Tokaido Main Line Fuji station. On Mondays to Saturdays there are community buses called KOUME and on Sundays during Mount Fuji and Ume,Sakura Festival (February 1 to April 14) Fujikyu bus provides temporary bus services for tourists except on February 24 when Koume Extra buses are run. To get to Tokaido Line Fuji station...
1 From Tokyo and Eastern and Northern parts of Japan. Take Tokaido Shinkansen Kodama express from Tokyo station and change trains at MISHIMA(NOT SHIN-FUJI) and take local line bound either for SHIZUOKA, SHIMADA or HAMAMATSU and not OKITSU.
2 From Hamamatsu, Nagoya, Kyoto, Osaka and western part of Japan.
Take Tokaido Shinkansen KODAMA express bound for TOKYO and change trains at SHIZUOKA to local line and take trains bound either for NUMAZU, MISHIMA, or ATAMI not OKITSU.
3 Taking KOUME LINE
KOUME LINE is a community bus service for local people. It is run from Mondays to Saturdays linking Fuji station and Iwamotoyama Park. Get off at north exit of Fuji station and find a red-pink colored bus stop(photo #2). When you get on the bus(Photo #1) enter from the front side and pay the flat fee of 300 yen. It takes about forty minutes to get to the park.(photo #3). Iwamotoyama Bus Stop is located at the parking space of the park. To get to the park walk uphill and you will find the lawn space of the park.
It takes about forty minutes
Getting to Hiromi Park(from Yoshiwara Chuo Eki)
The only public transportation services available to Hiromi Park known by its open air historical buildings start from Yoshiwara Chuo Eki a hub bus station.
**Getting to Yoshiwara Chuo Eki
1 DIrect Bus: Both from Tokaido Main Line Fuji Station and Tokaido Shinkansen Shin Fuji Station
2 Change Trains at Tokaido Line Yoshiwara Station for Gakunan Railway Line. Get off at Yoshiwara Honcho station and walk about 10 minutes.
Getting Gakunan Tetsudo Line at Yoshiwara
From Yoshiwara-Honcho Station to Yoshiwara Chuo EkiL
Take the bus departing from #3 gate bound for either Chanoki-Danchi or Sohina. Get off at Hiromi Danchi(Koen)-Iriguchi bus stop. When the bus stop approaches there is a destination in Kanji. When it shows up at the front board push the button to let the driver know that you are getting off.
There is a narrow road near the bus stop leading to the park.
From Yoshiwara Honcho to Yoshiwara-Chuo Eki
After getting off from Yoshiwara-Honcho Station, the second stop from Gakunan Railway Line Yoshiwara station, turn left at the broad road which also is the current Tokaido Road and walk along the arcaded shopping street about 10 minutes. Yoshiwara Chuo Eki is actually a bus station a hub for major urban area destinations. Yoshiwara Chuo Eki are linked with JR Fuji and Shinkansen Shin-Fuji station. The bus for Hiromi Park starts from there.
Getting Gakunan Tetsudo Line Train at Yoshiwara
There are no direct bus services to Hiromi Park from either JR Fuji and Shinkansen station Shin-Fuji. The only way to get to the park is to take the bus from Yoshiwara-Chuo-eki Bus Terminal. Although there are bus lines from either Fuji or Shin-Fuji station to Yoshiwara-Chuo-eki, the surest way to get to the terminal is from JR Yoshiwara station where Gakunan Tetsudo Line starts. When you get off at JR Tokaido Line Yoshiwara station, There are some drection signs leading to Gakunan Railway Line. After crossing the overpass bridge you will find the entrance of Yoshiwara station of Gakunan Line. After buying the ticket at the counter, and enter the platform you will enjoy the great view of Mount Fuji and Mount Jumai. The train car is very small and old. Yoshiwara Chuo Eki is about 10 minutes walk from the second station Yoshiwara-Honcho. See another transportation tip, From Yoshiwara-Honcho to Yoshiwara Chuo Eki.
Fuji - Tokyo
There are two ways of getting to Fuji:
Train : Tokyo > Otsuki > kawaguchiko -- Bus-- > kawaguchiko 5th Station.
Bus : Tokyo > Kawaguchiko 5th station.
U can book your return ticket in advance for the bus back to Tokyo.
For those who do not want to get committed for the return time, then you can take the train-bus return.
Bus : Kawaguchiko 5th Station > Kawaguchiko -- Train-- > Otsuki > Tokyo.
- Hiking and Walking
Where should you start?
There are four 5th stations on different sides of the mountain, from where most people start their ascent to the summit:
1. Kawaguchiko 5th Station (Yamanashi Prefecture)
2. Subashiri 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture)
3. Gotemba 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture)
4. Fujinomiya 5th Station (Shizuoka Prefecture)
Most climbers start from Kawaguchiko 5th Station because its easily accessible from Tokyo. You can find lots of information on the web about how to get to all stations using bus/train. I hired a private bus, so I can't help.
Just remember there is more than one way to climb up Mt. Fuji.
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