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Today I headed to mt fuji. It was a 4 and a half hour trip, setting off at 6.30 am and arriving by 11am at my hostel. Having postponed my trip to fuji because of bad weather 3 days ago, I was hoping for a clear day for the best views. At first Fuji was covered by some low hanging clouds but as the day wore on I got lucky again and they gradually dispersed. I decided that the best ...
... few minutes for the next one. Thank goodness the trains come every 5 minutes here.
We arrived in plenty of time at Tachikawa Station and rang Norzin to let her know. We waited and waited for her at what we thought was the designated spot. It turned out that we had to wait outside the station at the Granduo Department store. There was access from the store from the train station as well. All in all, we waited about 50 minutes. We ...
The lower we get the higher the temperatures and humidity get as well and unbelievably we started the day around freezing temperature and arrive at Fujinomyia with 30+ degrees.
Our Ryokan is a beautiful place with very nice rooms with view on the Fuji that we have been climbing. In front of the spacious room we have a pond with Koi fish and the silence is perfect. We take ...
... up for the final stretch.
Fortunately we have some proviant with us and water. The prices for water and food are rising with the altitude and are about 4-5 times the shop price.
We use the head lights and continue to go up, We realize that we are in the first group arriving at the summit on 3747m. Now the temperatures are between 0-5°C and the wind causes additional chill. But we find a place to sit and wait until the ...
... bit of rush to reach the summit before night fell as I only climbed the mountain in shorts and a t-shirt. However, because it was the middle of the day there were a lot of other climbers, most of them Japanese and taking the climb a little too seriously with huge backpacks, walking sticks and in some cases even little bottles of oxygen! Once you get past the majority of hikers though the mountain can be ...