Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san, stands 12,389 feet and is the highest mountain in Japan. Just 62 miles from Tokyo, the mountain is within view of Japan's capital on a clear day, and has therefore become a symbol of the country.
Mount Fuji is considered an active volcano, though it has not erupted since 1708.
the first stop on a mount fuji tour. the fuji visitors center is a convenient stop as you can stretch your muscles after a 2 hour trip going to mount fuji. Inside the 2 floor fuji visitors center are various murals, posters, pictures, documentaries about mount fuji and they also sell some mount fuji souvenirs like keychains or shirts or ref magnets. there is a restaurant at the second floor where you can buy refreshments or just buy and the various vending machines at the first floor hehehe. if the place is not cloudy then you will see mount fuji from it too. from here the drive to the fifth station is about thirty minutes at 8,200 feet above sea level. I was here 24 years ago on my first mount fuji trip but it was snowing them (unlike now it is autumn when we went here) and we only came up to the 2nd station instead of the fifth station.
From Tokyo you can make several interesting and scenic day trips. While we were in Tokyo, we made two. One was to Kawaguchi-ko in the vicinity of Mount Fuji. An easy and affordable way to get there is on highway bus from Shinjuku. It costs JPY1700 oneway. The Keio Highway Bus Company runs regular trips several times a day.
We took a 0710 bus to Kawaguchi-ko, as the best time to see Mt Fuji is in the morning. Often by afternoon the haze/smog has rolled in and the mountain is difficult or impossible to see. I have written more about Kawaguchi-ko on my Japan page. From Shinjuku to Kawaguchi-ko the journey took about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Another worthwhile daytrip from Tokyo is to Kamakura, a temple town and ancient capital, south of Yokohama. The best way to go there is by train and a one-way trip will cost us JPY890, with one transfer. You can take either the JR Keihin-Tohuku Negishi line or the JR Yokosuka line from Tokyo.
the 2 hour drive to mount fuji with assorted views via a bus on a mount fuji day trip tour. The Drive to Mt Fuji area via Chuo-express highway. It takes about 2 hours from Tokyo area and along the way there are various wonderful sceneries that you would enjoy like seeing the scenic japanese countryside and the traditonal japanese houses as compared to the condominiums of tokyo. You would also see various mountaijn tunnels bored into the expressway and the fujiyama amusement park near mount fuji, home to the 2nd tallest roller coster in the world and finally to a stop at Mt Fuji visitor center (you can see how Mt Fuji was created and about the history of Mt Fuji area) and the last stop is at one of the fifth stations atop mount fuji.
a tour in one of the 4 fifth stations of mount fuji. there are basically four 5th stations in the mount fuji area and this fifth station popular with tourist is the kawaguchiko 5th station. Kawaguchiko, Subashiri, Gotemba, and Fujinomiya are the four 5th stations and have varying heights, The highest fifth station is located at Fujinomiya, followed by Kawaguchi, Subashiri, and Gotemba. Even though it is only the second highest fifth stations, the Kawaguchiko route is the most popular route because of its large parking area and many large mountain huts where a climber can rest or stay. During the summer season, most Mount Fuji climbing tour buses arrive there. The next popular is the Fujinomiya route which has the highest fifth station, followed by Subashiri and Gotemba.
Mt. Fuji is a Natural tourist attraction in Tokyo, Japan. It is the largest mountain in Japan at 3,776 m (12,388 ft). An active volcano that last erupted in 1707–08. Mount Fuji's exceptionally symmetrical cone is a well-known symbol of Japan and it is frequently depicted in art and photographs, as well as visited by sightseers and climbers.
You can see Mount Fuji from various towns around Tokyo, for example from Hakone, Atami and Kawaguchi-ko. We went to Kawaguchi-ko from where you have a very nice view of the mountain and you can also take a walk around the KAwaguchi-ko lake. It is a very small and peaceful town. If you travel with kids, there is a nice amusement park there as well.
Rent a car from Tokyo and drive to Mt. Fuji. Make sure you have maps in English . At the car rental place they gave us maps in Japanese and told us to stay to the left of the road or was that to the right...
Be sure to check out the surfers en route.
The tourist route out to mount Fuji is more well-worn than the tyres on a clapped out Nissan minicab in South London.
We found the best value ticket to do the trip was the weekday pass from Odakyu railway.
It gave transport out, the ropeway, boat and bus travel to get round the 'circuit' for less than 5000 Yen each. It's a little slower getting there than other trains, as you are essentially on a local train - but that is the only drawback.
P.S Leave time to look around Hakone-moto as it has a few historicaly interesting bits and pieces.
Mt. Fuji mainly open in early summer till early Autumn from late May till early September. Most of the people visit here at late night and then wait for the morning sun raise. The temperature here goes down to -5C in summer, a sweater is a must bring item. Besides, beers and tip bits and friends will cheer up your day trip to Mt. Fuji.
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