Where to stay overnight on Mt. Fuji's Fujinomiya Trail?
My wife and I will be staying in Japan in late August / early September, and plan to climb Fuji using the Fujinomiya Trail. We want to go up in the afternoon, stay overnight, then get up early to see the sunrise. Where would be best for us to stay?
I was thinking 8th station, but I'm wondering if the time required to get to the top from there would make it infeasible for seeing the sunrise.
We are not experienced hikers and though we are training to get ready, I'm afraid I'm going to underestimate the required time that 2nd morning.
Would the 9th station be a better bet? Also concerned about going too high without acclimating first.
Any advice appreciated!