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Hiked up with a group. Trail was closed beyond 8.5 station and could not summit. Weather turned - 120 km/hr winds with powerful rain and sleet - no views due to the weather but totally worth it!! The hike itself was not too hard, the weather and altitude made it harder. Stayed overnight at 8th base, heard the wind howling all night long! Everyone sleeps in sleeping bags, close to each other! Very hard to sleep. If you ask and pay, you can buy some cheap Sake

no shade
washed out
12 days ago

went up on a whim without a lot of preparation in sneakers and t-shirt. the weather conditions were well enough, lot's of fog but not very cold until the 8th station. due to a landslide everything beyond 8.5 was closed of, which was a shame, but the view from 8.5 was worth the climb. it's notable that the mountain huts are merciles about exhaustion or bad weather they won't allow you shelter even if you buy overpriced soup or coffee. you have to drink it on the bench in front of the hut, which are the worst place to rest since the wind really gets you. also toilets are available, average price is 200¥ but bring your own soapbar and a towel. the climb itself is pretty easy. first you walk up slops of gravel, then you pull up steep rocks and stairs. the way down was currently the emergency rout and had no solit footing, just gravel und dust on very steep slopes, exhausting to walk on not out of a fear of falling but because the aggressive red sand gets everywhere. it took me 5h up including lot's of small rests and 2.5h down.

downhill rough on knees. lots of sand, little rocks, dust.gets in boots so wear Gators.

Did this trail.6/25/2019 before it officially opened for the season. Very few fellow hikers on way up, but ran into a handful of guided hikers on their way up to stay overnight in huts and be on summit for sunrise tomorrow. It was easy to follow on way up but some intersections and convergences with bulldozer road can get confusing. Used AllTrails app to make sure we took correct trail. It is very difficult due to steepness and amount of elevation gain. The payoff though to get to summit with clear skies is worth it. I strongly recommend doing the crater loop at the top. If you do in season there is food, drinks and toilets(100 yen) on the trail. Not exactly a wilderness experience but still a great trail.

Beyond awesome trail - spent the night on the mountain in order to wake up to see the sunrise

I like the longer length, but have not been on the other trails, so tough to compare. However, the joy of hiking on Fuji, masks some of the annoyances. For example, the slope is often so step that you slide back a step for every two. You also have to be careful for loose large stones, that appear solid. I was in the mountain May 23, so the trail was still officially closed. I am sure I was one of only a few that made the summit. It was slow going especially navigating around the ice fields. I did not have crampons.

no shade
off trail
3 months ago

Climbed this off season in May of 2017 with a guide. A guide is a must during that time of the year. Snow is deep and dangerous. This is a beast of a mountain with the altitude but worth every step. We glissaded down in less than an hour (speedy) almost launched ourselves off the mountain. Glissade was probably the most treacherous part because with the angles sometimes you just can’t stop. Worth every minute. I would definitely do this again.

Not a review, but a question. Has anyone done the Shoji Trail that starts at Shoji Lake, and ends at Subaru Fuji 5th Line? Need help planning this route.

Giving a five star review. But it’s a little tougher than moderate.

Greatest hike i have ever done

The most emblematic trail of Japan !

I recently hiked from Moanalua to Haiku, aka Stairway to Heaven on O’ahu. After completing this hike, my mother showed me an old looking Japanese flag. The kanji that is written on the flag translates: I was very joyful to complete my hike up Mt Fuji. I was 13 years old when I hiked up Mt Fuji with my relatives.

I'm wondering if this is the right trail....took me 8 hours--all night to climb. About 3 hours to get down....this was very difficult and many in our group didn't make it. But to say I climbed Mount Fuji------------PRICELESS!

This is a really great hike, mainly due to the whole experience of staying at a hut overnight, the summit, watching the sunrise and some good views. Just to note, it is not an overly picturesque hike so worth managing expectations We hiked from the 5th Station and stayed at a mountain hut at the 8th Station (this took 3hrs). Then we left our hut at 12:30am and reached the summit ~4am ( 3.5hrs) - there is a lot of traffic at the summit so it was slow going to get to the top Some tips: - this website is a great resource: https://www.garyjwolff.com/climbing-mt-fuji.html - it’s very windy and cold at the summit, think it was minus 10 degrees Celsius so packing warm cloths is a must - take headlamps/torch for the dark - hiking poles are worth getting - booking a mountain hut in advance may be worthwhile during peak periods - the descent is hard going as the trail is mainly made from crumbly gravel, which causes you to slip and slide around

Climbed Mt Fuji via the Subashiri trail on August 30th starting shortly after 1pm. Very enjoyable hike up under some patchy clouds with the occasional glimpse of the summit area. I chose this trail specifically due to it being the less traveled path and because it has a more forested approach which was very nice instead of the more barren trails. We arrived at the Fuji hotel at the 8th station just after 5pm after stopping at all of the stations along the way to have my hiking stick branded. The next morning we left the hut around 2am along with everyone else and this made for a slow climb to the summit. We arrived at the summit before dawn and began our hike around the caldera looking for a place to watch the sunrise. Found a nice spot, had some food and watched an amazing sunrise. After the sun came up I continued around the caldera to the weather station and back to the start point. It was very cold and very windy in spots but was well worth the effort, and the morning crowds that were actually not as bad as I was expecting. We descended via the Yoshida trail in about three hours.

Difficult, but well worth the effort.

Climbed up the Yoshida trail, but because of weather conditions (gale force winds), I had to descend this trail. The decent was very difficult, I could not imagine climbing it. I would not recommend anyone to ascend Fuji using this trail.

Was an amazing hike, only made it to station 7 due to weather but the view there is still breathtaking and three climb was challenging.

Went last week! Loved it! It was really hard. I recommend climbing from about 2pm, staying in a hut near the 8th station, hiking to the top (but even at the station is okay) to see the sunrise, then hiking down. Took about 6-7 hours up and 4-5 down. Useful items were sunglasses and a scarf to cover my mouth and nose for on the way down. Good hiking boots are a must, and a walking stick is really helpful.

Challenging hike up a trail less traveled by the masses which was exactly what I wanted. Great views along the way up. Cloud coverage whilst at the summit. Lava rock running on parts of the way down made for a good time. Glad I chose this route first.

This climb is amazing. We had clear skies above the clouds and watched the sun rise from the top. Took us 8 hours from the 5th Station with lots of rests, as you gain 5,000 ft. Started at 7 pm and got to the top at 3 am the next morning. The last few hours are slow going not just because of the altitude but also the string of other climbers going up the same narrow trail. But it was well worth it! Weather can be tricky so check before you go, give yourself some leeway in choosing which day to climb.

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