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Yumedono

Information Guide for climbing Mt.Fuji

♦Recommended course for climbing Mt.Fuji.

This Information Guide will provide some advice for those who wish to climb Mt.Fuji and stay at Yumedono Ryokan. At a height of 3776m above sea level, Mt.Fuji is Japan's highest peak.
*The best time to climb Mt.Fuji is from 1st of July to 31th of August.

Climbing Route with Lodge Break (for beginners).
Departure from Bus terminal at Shinjuku station West Exit at 10:55 → Expressway bus → Arrive at Mt.Fuji 5 station at 13:20/Lunch in Mt.Fuji 5 station → Start climbing (approx.5 hours ) → Stay in the lodge near the Mt.Fuji 8 station.
→ Depart lodge at 2:00am → Climbing (approx.2 hours ) → Reach the top of the mountain and see the sunrise at 4:00am. → Descend the mountain. (approx.6 hours) → Departure from Mt.Fuji 5 station at 13:00 → Bus → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake at 14:00 → 5 minutes by courtesy car → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake Onsenji "Yumedono".
Rest and relax at Yumedono Ryokan.
Lodge list
Toyokan lodge

Direct Climbing Route without lodge break (for confident climbers).
Departure from Bus terminal at Shinjuku station west exit at 17:50 → Expressway bus → Arrive at Mt.Fuji 5 station at 20:15/Dinner in Mt.Fuji 5 station → Start climbing (approx.7 hours ) → Reach the top of the mountain and see the sunrise at 4:00am. → Descend the mountain. (approx.6 hours) → Departure from Mt.Fuji 5 station at 13:00 → Bus → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake at 14:00 → 5 minutes by courtesy car → Arrive at Kawaguchi lake Onsenji "Yumedono".
Rest and relax at Yumedono Ryokan.


*If you're looking for a convenient way to travel between Tokyo and Mt.Fuji, Highwaybus.com offers a great solution. For more information, please click the following link.
highwaybus.com (From Shinjuku to Mt. Fuji for a reasonable price)

Attention

The top of Mt.Fuji is very cold (around 5 degrees). Even in the middle of summer, the temperature only reaches around 30 degrees at ground level. It's important to bring adequately protection against the cold. The oxygen is thin at the higher altitudes, so be careful about altitude sickness.

Equipment

Commodities
Sack / Trekking shoes / Work gloves / Rainwear / Towel / Mineral water, Drink, Light meal, Snacks, Sweets
Hat (be careful that it is secured and won't blow off) / Garbage bag / Toilet paper / Portable ash tray (if necessary)
Flashlight / Protection against the cold (particularly for night climbing) /

In addition, the following items may assist you...
Stick for climbing / Suntan cream / Sunglasses / Band-Aid / Antiseptic spray / Gas cylinder / A change of shirt
Copy of health insurance card / spats (Ankle protection in order to prevent sand from entering the shoes)
1m roll of cloth packing tape. (It is useful if you need to patch up a hole) / Earplugs (Useful for a quiet night's sleep when staying at the lodge)

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