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Is it possible to just hike up the Yoshida Trail for 2 hours and then come back down?


(Knoxville, Tennessee, USA)

My family and I will be traveling from Tokyo to Mt. Fuji for some hiking. However, with the bus schedules so tight, it looks like we will only have about 4 hours to hike. Is it possible to just go up Yoshida for 2 hours and then come back down? If not, any other suggestions?

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I recommend hiking up to the 6th Station Safety Guidance Center, down to the Sato-goya mountain hut at the Yoshidaguchi Trail 5th Station, then back to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station.
by: Gary Wolff

What I’d suggest is to do the same thing a friend and I did 3 years ago.

On Aug. 20, 2015 I climbed Mt. Fuji for the 3rd time. Well, this time only to the 5th Station. And by bus. :-) Since it'd been over 24 years since my last visit to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station, I felt it was time to go back and refresh my data. :-)

From the 5th Station, we hiked up to the 6th Station Safety Guidance Center, down past the Seikanso mountain hut to the Sato-goya mountain hut at the Yoshidaguchi Trail 5th Station, then back to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station.

According to this map, that loop only takes about 100 min. of hiking time: http://garywolff.com/mt_fuji_trail_maps/kawaguchiko_yoshida_trail.jpg

We also took time to hike around part of the Ochudo Nature Trail, a level course that partially circumnavigates the Mt. Fuji volcano, in the opposite direction from the trail to Fuji-san’s summit. It was SO green & lush.

It was a magnificent, fun-filled 6 hours on Japan's highest peak. I hope you enjoy my pics: https://flic.kr/s/aHskibKsxu Don't miss the ones of the Mt. Fuji toilet paper and the Eruption Curry dish. :-)

Happy trails and thanks for visiting my site...

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