Can you do a traverse of Mt. Fuji (Yoshida to Gotemba)?
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Can you do a traverse of Mt. Fuji (Yoshida to Gotemba)?

by Steve
(Seoul, Korea)

Planning to do the traditional 2-day route up Mt. Fuji on Sept. 8-9 with a friend and am thinking of descending via the Gotemba trail and catching the train from there back to Tokyo. Is this possible or advised?

(Recently read in one place that you are required to descend the same way you came up, which would not be a problem, but the traverse seems like a natural way to add variety and some fun with the scree slide...)

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Aug 07, 2014
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by: Gary Wolff

A lot of people do that, Steve, and as one of the 3 routes from Shizuoka Prefecture, the Gotemba route'll be open till 9/10.

But before you decide on this plan for sure, you might want to read the last few paragraphs of this lady's story, which also appears in my new "Climbing Mt. Fuji" book: https://www.garyjwolff.com/my-2012-climb-on-the-kawaguchiko-and-gotemba-routes.html

Not everybody is such a big fan of going down the Gotemba route! :-)

Best wishes....

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