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Mount Fuji

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Why Mount Fuji?

Mount Fuji is one of the most iconic sights of Japan

Known to the locals as “Fui-san”, Fuji is Japan’s largest and most famous mountain. Rising above the clouds, a stunning 3,776 metres high, this inactive volcano has provided the spiritual basis for the country since ancient times. Snow covered tranquillity in the winter, vitality and energy in the simmer, seasonal changes glorify this national treasure. An easy way to view Mount Fuji, and to obtain some of the best images, is to enjoy it from the comfort of the train on a trip between Tokyo and Osaka. From near or afar, one cannot look at Mount Fuji without marvelling at its beauty.

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Mount Fuji Highlights

Here we have selected a few of the sights and experiences that you really should see on a visit to Mount Fuji.

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Climbing Mount Fuji

Climbing Mount Fuji, Japan's highest and most prominent mountain, can make for lifelong memories. The mountain itself may look more attractive from afar than from close up, but the views on clear days and the experience of climbing through the early morning hours among hundreds of equally minded hikers from across the world are very rewarding.

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Fuji 5th Station

The Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, also known as Yoshidaguchi 5th Station or Kawaguchiko 5th Station, lies at the halfway point of the Yoshida Trail, which leads from Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine at the mountain's base to the summit of Mount Fuji. It is the most popular of the four 5th stations on the mountain and the easiest to access by public transport from Tokyo. It is accessible almost year round, snow conditions permitting, and is a popular sightseeing spot even outside of the climbing season, as it offers a commanding view of the Fuji Five Lakes area below, making it a popular with those who are not mountain climbers.

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Fuji Five Lakes Area

The region lies at the northern base of Mount Fuji, encompassing Kawaguchiko, Saiko, Yamanakako, Shojiko and Motosuko lakes. It is one of the best places to view Mount Fuji from a close distance and a good base for climbing the mountain. Fujigoko is known as a lake resort area, where hiking, camping, fishing and snow sports are among the more popular outdoor activities. There are also plenty of hot springs and museums found in the area, along with Fuji Q Highland, one of Japan's most popular amusement parks with record-breaking roller coasters. Among the lakes, Lake Kawaguchiko is the easiest to access and offers the most things to see and do for the average traveller.

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Hakone

Hakone is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park, and less than one hundred kilometers from Tokyo. Famous for it's hot springs, natural beauty and the view across Lake Ashinoko of nearby Mount Fuji, Hakone is one of the most popular destinations among Japanese and international tourists looking for a break from Tokyo.

A selection of tours to Mount Fuji

  • Mount Fuji Sunrise Japan
    Japan Tailor Made Trekking

    Mount Fuji Climb

    2 day tour from £450

    This two day programme offers a guided climb of Mount Fuji.

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    Japan Group Tour City

    Essential Japan

    10 day tour from £3,499

    The Essential Japan tour is a perfect tour for the first time traveller to Japan.

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    Japan Group Tour Food

    Essential Japan and South Korea

    13 day tour from £4,299

    The Essential Japan and South Korea tour is perfect for the first time traveller to these two intriguing countries. Experience the cultures and nature of two nations that boast a fascinating history. This tour provides a taste of Japan and Korea.

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    Japan Group Tour Rail

    Amazing Japan

    14 day tour from £4,699

    A tour that explores the very best of Japan’s cultural, natural and UNESCO locations. Journey on the famous bullet train.

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