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  • Another Arbor for a Short Rest
    Another Arbor for a Short Rest
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  • It is a nice 200-year-old Japanese House
    It is a nice 200-year-old Japanese House
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  • Just before the residential houses had pillars
    Just before the residential houses had...
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Fuji Things to Do

  • Stone Warehouse of Former Dokuraku-so...

    Hiromi Park Tip:This old stone warehouse right beside the Toyo-Daikan Uematsu Family Residence was moved from former Dokuraku-so the villa of Hirohumi Ito located at the Okitsu area. Hirohumi Ito is known as the first Prime Minister of Meiji Government after the Cabinet System was established.

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  • Toyo-Daikan Uematsu Residence

    Hiromi Park Tip: Uniquely styled traditional Japanese house right next to Matsunaga Residence is Uematsu Residence. Uematsu family had been served as a Toyo-Daikan during Edo period. The family is nicknamed as Toyo-Daikan because the family are respected as developers of the irrigation systems around Fuji area. The wooden house has a transom at the...

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  • Former Matsunaga Residence

    Hiromi Park Tip: The building was originally built in 1857 when Japan was still governed by Shogunate in Edo(Tokyo). Matsunaga family used to be a samurai family who served as the reginal administrative officer usually assigned to Hatamoto class samurai family. After Meiji Restoration the family contributed for the development of the local area...

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  • Nagayamon Gate of Uematsu Residence

    Hiromi Park Tip: Other name: Toyo-Daikan Nagayamon Gate. Nagayamon Gate is a traditional style entrance gates used for castles, samurai residences and during latter edo period in 19th century these gates were used for wealthy merchants and farm owners. These gate has a huge space for both sides where watchmen reside for nighttime vigil or...

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  • Gensensha, Storehouse Turned Early...

    Hiromi Park Tip: The storehouse built in 1848 was used as the elementary school building when the school system started in 1872. The storehouse was originally at Buddhist temple Myo-enji. It was donated by the temple in 1980 and moved to Hiromi Park to show how the early school in Japan was like. After it was turned to temporary school building it...

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  • A Pit House at Higashidaira Ruins

    Hiromi Park Tip: This pit house was found at Higashibara Ruins near the park estimated to have been used as a dwelling for one of the major local clans in Fuji area during 9th century. While the upper roof structure is far advanced than the pit houses used in Yayoi period about 2,000 years ago, there still had not had the large pillar structure...

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Fuji Hotels

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  • Hotel Grand Fuji

    8-1 Heigakihoncho, Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, 416-0913, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Super Hotel JR Fuji

    16-10 Mitojima Motocho, Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, 416-0922, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Super Hotel Fuji IC

    2-43 Nagata-cho, Fuji, Shizuoka Prefecture, 417-0055, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

Fuji Restaurants

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    Ranzu: Fancy Cafe Near Hiromi Park

    by taigaa001 Updated Sep 12, 2014

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    It's really hard to find a nice and reasonable restaurant for lunch near Hiromi Park. I had to walk about five minutes from the park to finally find a nice place to dine. There are a lot of people possibly some are seeking restaurant near the park like myself.

    See this link for the map location.
    http://www.hotpepper.jp/strJ000381883/map/

    Nicely Built Cafe Pizza Menu Ordered What They Call 150 yen plus, you can have drink with pizza set.
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Fuji Transportation

  • 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...

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  • Getting to Hiromi Park(from Yoshiwara...

    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 Eki1 DIrect Bus: Both from Tokaido Main Line Fuji Station and Tokaido Shinkansen Shin Fuji Station2 Change Trains at Tokaido Line Yoshiwara Station for Gakunan...

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  • From Yoshiwara Honcho to Yoshiwara-Chuo...

    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...

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Fuji Shopping

  • Shopping List of Fuji-san

    by adarsh_adi Written Aug 18, 2006

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    RainCoat:
    Buy the RainCoat or Ponchos from the 100 Yen store. Trust me u this will be a life saver against the rain as well as the wind. better buy the TWO-PIECE version, it comes as a seperate pant and seperate jacket. They are made of simple plastic. They come in transparent or wierd blue, pink colors. Pick ur choice.
    Tip: If u're anywhere near Nakano, then there's a 100Yen shop just outside the Nakano Broadway. The RainCoat is just behind the counter person, next to the umbrellas on the ground floor of the Nakano 100 Yen store.

    HeadLamp:
    Also available at the 100Yen store. These can be hung from anywhere. On the bag, cap, jacket etc. They also last the entire trip. U may want to buy spare batteries just in case.

    Food/Drinks: U can pick em up from ur favorite store. I bought all my stuff from the nearby 7-11 store.

    What to buy: .

    Walking Sticks: This is a quintessential reqmnt. U can buy them at any of the 5th stations on Mt. Fuji.

    Food/Drink: If in case u did not take enuf water or food stuff.. the 5th station is the last chance for u. Above that either its not available or its price is as high as your elevation on the mountain.

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Fuji Local Customs

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    One-Stone-One-Letter Monument

    by taigaa001 Written Sep 15, 2014

    Other name: Ichiji-Isseki-Kyo-ou-to
    Close to Nagayamon gate in Hiromi Park there is a stone monument inscribing Kanji letter Ichi-ji-Ichi-Seki-Kyou-Ou-To. It is categorized as Buddhist-scripture monument with one letter from Buddhist scripture or one Kanji letter denoting your wish inscribing the base stone to eternalize the spirit of Buddhist scripture. This practice had been prevalent during Edo Period. This monument was erected in 1790 at current Higashi-Hontori street area.

    Buddhist Scripture Monument Erected in 1790
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Fuji Warnings and Dangers

  • Head light

    You may want to consider getting a flash light, or a head lamp for your hike up Fuji. It certainly can get dark on the mountain at night. Personally, i didn't use mine all that much, cause there was a full moon and there were so many people around me using them that everything was very bright, but it was good piece of mind to know i had one.

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  • Don't get bullied by tour guides

    There's been some reports that tour guides have bullied climbers not in their group. For example, my girlfriend was told by a tour guide that she couldn't sit on a rock and rest because that was a place for his tour group. Total BS. I've also heard stories of tour guides trying to prevent other people from going ahead of the tour group, which makes...

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  • its a human traffic jam

    If you start too late or walk too slow you might find yourself stuck in a line. Believe it or not, Fuji has traffic jams, especially near the top where the path is narrow and everyone wants to stay for the sunrise. It is entirely in the scope of possibility that you will get stuck in line waiting to reach the top and miss the sunrise.How to avoid...

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Fuji Tourist Traps

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    The higher you go, the higher prices!

    by Mr.Sparkle Updated Aug 2, 2008

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    As you climb Mt. Fuji you find that prices climb as well. At the top, you will be able to buy most things you might need, but you'll pay dearly for it. A small bottle of water runs around 500yen. You're best off thinking ahead and bringing everything you need. See my supply list in the general tip section.

    My friends brought everything we needed to make cup of noodles on top of Fuji.

    We are cooking on Fuji-san... happy times.

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Fuji What to Pack

  • Pack List

    by adarsh_adi Updated Aug 18, 2006

    Luggage and bags: .
    Item:Max one Backpack
    Logic: The 7 hr grilling hike will be twice tough the more luggage u have.

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: .
    Warm Clothing. Layered Clothing in fact.. so that when it gets hot u can shed off some.

    RainCoat. Should be the ones from the 100Yen store. No other is as useful as that.

    HeadLamp: Needed irrespective of wether u do in the night or day.

    Socks: 2 pairs

    Gloves: Needed. Not exagerrating. Seriously needed.

    Shoes: Normal Sport Shoes will do.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: .
    Toilet Paper: Not available anywhere on the Mountain.

    Tissues: Will come handly, if taken.

    Photo Equipment: .
    I had
    Camera : Panasonic DMC FZ7
    Attachments: Lens hood - To prevent glare on sunrise shots.
    Lens Adapter - For the filters
    ND Filter
    Polariser Filter.

    MissedOut: Tripod

    Miscellaneous: .
    Drinks: Take 2 litres of fluids of ur choice.

    Food: Take enuf quantity of light food. Carb foods will give u instant energy. I almost died of hunger on the summit , early in the morning.

    No Alchohol: Trust Me. Keep this one off.

    Rest: I would advice taking godd food and good amount of rest before starting the climb. Dont climb sleep deprived. You will not make it to the top.

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Fuji Off The Beaten Path

  • Sui Jinja Shrine

    Located near the far corner of Kariganezutsumi Park facing Old Tokaido Road, this Shinto Shrine enshrines water god, believed to govern the flow of Fuji River. It seems that Mount Fuji pilgrim stopped by the shrine awestruck by the ancient lava flow in the riverside. It is said that there was the divide to the road to visit Fujinomiya Sengen Taisha...

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  • Kariganezutsumi Park

    Kariganezutsumi is a fortress-like embarkment which has been reliable defence for blooding of Fuji River. The huge riverside bank is currenty used for the place to walk a dog, or take a jog with the backdrop of Mount Fuji. The park also has children's playground with playsets and it is also a nice place to view cherry blossoms during early April.

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Fuji Sports & Outdoors

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    Jogging in Kariganezutsumi Park

    by taigaa001 Written Mar 7, 2013

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    Karigane-zutsumi is a river bank formed like a fortress protecting Fuji residents from flooding. There is a jogging course around the park about 2.2 kilometers in one circuit. This jogging course is flat and with distant marks in every 100 meters. What is more you can enjoy the great view of Mount Fuji while jogging. During late March to early April this area is filled with cherry blossoms.

    A flat running course The start of the course About 2.2 kilometers in length A Distance Mark Great Mount Fuji View

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  • How Mount Fuji Was Born?

    In Fuji Municipal Museum there are some panels to show how Mount Fuji was born. First panel is misleading. Recent studies show that there had been sporadic volcanic activities much before Komitake volcano started volcanic activities. Second panel shows Mount Komitake activities around 700,000 BC to 100,000BC. At the same time Ashitaka Volcano was...

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  • The Views from Yoshiwara Station of...

    Gakunan Railway Line is popular among railway photographers because they can have the old-styled railway cars retired from other line such as Odakyu Line. The views from Yoshiwara Station platform is great as well. Not only you can see Mount Fuji from there but you can see the views of Mount Jumai one of the most popular peaks on the mountain range...

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  • Things you should bring on your hike!

    Below is a list of supplies that I feel are essential for the hike. It is recommended that each person should prepare the following for the hike up Fuji-san1. backpack to carry your gear2. 2 liters of Water3. some food. We will hiking a long time with few places to buy food. I recommend dried fruits or nuts. Things like that will give a hiker a lot...

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