Fuji Attempt in September 2013
Thanks for all the good info here. I'd like to ask the experienced climbers about their hikes and some concerns.
I am arriving in Osaka on the 11th, and the initial plan was to visit Kyoto for a few days then take the train to Tokyo. Stay there a night and then take the bus from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko 5th Station at 7:40am, then start the hike. Stay the night at one of the two open huts and hike the rest in the morning. With this scenario, I wouldn't be hiking until the 16th-17th.
Would it be better if I when I arrive in Osaka, go directly to Tokyo and hike Fuji? for a 12th-13th hike.
Does weather get that dramatically worse?
I saw a picture of the sign on the mountain once in a video and it said the 7th of September was the last official day? Is that true. SO being 5-8 days out wouldn't be terrible?