Mount Fuji Trail (Subashiri Trail)

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Mount Fuji Trail (Subashiri Trail) is a 13.8 kilometer lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Tarōbō, Shizuoka, Japan that offers scenic views and is rated as difficult. The trail offers a number of activity options and is best used from March until October.

13.8 km
1595 m
Out & Back




nature trips

trail running





no shade

no dogs

Subashiri trail is one of four main trails leading up to the summit of Mount Fuji. Subashiri is a much less crowded route compared to the more popular Yoshida trail. There are fewer huts on the trail, therefore fewer stops and bathroom breaks. The trail meets Yoshida trail at the eighth station, so there will still be some congestion.

2 months ago

This was by far my hardest hiking experience. Full disclosure, I haven't really exercised before the hike so that may have added to my struggle. It took me over 6 hours to hike from the 5th station to the 8th station where we stayed for the night before we woke up at 2:50 am to hike the summit in time for the sunrise. The hardest part for me was the sand run on our descent. Other factors that made this hike difficult is the elevation. I was not affected by elevation but my brother had to stay behind because he had trouble breathing. It was also raining the whole time during our ascent.

3 months ago

We planned two days trip to Mount Fuji. Saw The great sunrise after starting early morning hiking at 3 am. It's rained heavily so I suggest you prepare well on your rain gear. Take your time going up since the elevation change might effect your breathing. Overall it's a great trip

4 months ago

6 months ago

Hiked it many years ago when I was in Japan. The view from the top is quite amazing.