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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 09, 2014
Mt. Fuji ascent  (1 Answer)

I plan to climb Mt. Fuji on the 4th week this July. As I'll arrive from Kyoto, I read that the closest jump off point is the Fujinomiya 5th station. Just a few questions for those who've climbed from here:

1. I read that there are stores that rent out any gear (raincoat, walking poles, etc.) that you might need for the climb. Where exactly are they -- at the 5th station, or near the bus/train station?
2. The Fujinomiya trail is said to be the shortest but steepest route. How steep -- the approximate grade or angle?
3. After descending, I suppose anyone would be tired and dirty. Since none of the stations or huts have baths, where would be the nearest place to take a shower before riding back on the train? Or is there an onsen in the vicinity?

Thanks for any replies!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 26, 2013
Fuji five lakes / Mount Fuji in five days  (3 Answers)

I would like to explore Fuji five lakes / Mount Fuji area for about five days in July or August.
Most travel companies offer one, two or three day trips from Tokyo to Fuji and back.
I am looking for an itinerary that spends some more time in that area.
What are your ideas to spend five days in that area?
Do you remember any budhist temples in that area where one can stay over?
Are there any good will guides available in that area?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · December 28, 2011
January is it possible to visit Mt.Fuji  (11 Answers)

Hi friends,we are planning to visit Tokyo and Mt.Fuji in the third week of january12.Is it possible to go up to Kawaguchiko station or 5th station?Planning to take JR KANTO pass to travel to fuji.Please give some information regarding transport,local sight seeing during that period.Thanks in advance.---drsivakumark

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 12, 2010

I plan to go to mount Fuji by use "FUJI-HAKONE PASS". I've book hostel at "K's house mt Fuji hostel" at Kawaguchiko lake.The question is..
1."FUJI-HAKONE PASS" cover unlimitted bus such Retro bus around the lake Kawaguchigo.? Or I have to buy 2-day pass of Retro bus also.?
2.From Gotemba Station to Kawaguchiko lake.I have to take a bus from Gotemba to Fujiyoshida station first and then take a fujikyu train to Kawaguchiko.Is that right?

Thank you so much

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2010
Mt Fuji  (5 Answers)

What is the best way to get from Mt Fuji area to Osaka? Any suggestions please?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 16, 2010
Mt Fuji  (2 Answers)

What's the best way to get from Tokyo(Shinjuku) to Mt Fuji 5th Station. Would a day trip be sufficient for sightseeing?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 07, 2010
accommodation/food help please !

We are 2 adults and a 4yr old travelling to Hakone for 2 nights. Can anyone suggest budget accommodation that is close to the JR station?
We also want to do the Hakone round course.

We are also worried we will not have a selection of places to eat in Hakone. Will this be a problem, especially for the 4yr old?

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 27, 2010
transportation in mt fuji area


My cousin and I will be traveling to Japan from August 12-22, 2010. We are staying in Tokyo for the first 4 nights and then heading to the Mt Fuji area for a few nights. We plan on climbing to the top via the Kawaguchiko 5th station. After the climb, we are looking into staying in Hakone for a night to rest our sore legs in a nice hot spring. Can anyone provide me with information on how to get from the Kawaguchiko 5th station to Hakone? In addition, any recommendations you may have on places to stay in the Hakone area are welcomed.

Thank you for your help!

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 15, 2010
Hakone 2days trip  (4 Answers)

Hi travelers,

I will be traveling alone in Japan and would like to stay 2 days in Hakone on March 24th or 25th 2010. Any female travelers interested to join booking a package deal together (Hakone freepass & accomodation), traveling from Tokyo to Hakone vv?

Or does anyone has any advise to get a good deal for accomodation with hotspring at an inn/hotel?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2008
fuji san off season  (3 Answers)

i d like to ask if it is very dangerous to climb on mt. fuji in mid-may. in lonely planet it is said, that the paths are not open and the mountain huts are closed as well. is this true?

thanks in advance,

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 11, 2007
Is my Fuji Schedule Ok?  (3 Answers)

Hi VT,

I've drafted my Fuji schedule, Would like you all to comment it. thank you!!

Mt Fuji
Accomodation: K's House

Day 1 ( arriving at 12:30pm)
Drop Luggage at K's House
Saiko Iyashi no sato (Healing village) (How long will i need to spend here?)
40min by bus from hostel

Onsen (Natural hot spring)
Open everyday

Day 8
Ice cave and Wind cave (Saiko lake area)
30min by bus from our hostel

Cable car to the view point (Mt.Kachi-Kachi) (When is the best time to go here?)

Any other places that i should visit, my train leaving at 8pm. thank you

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2007
Yamaguchiko or Hakone?  (8 Answers)

We would like to visit the surrounds of Mt. Fuji as a overnight trip from Tokyo, max 2 nights.

Have read different sites recommending different towns, particularly Hakone and Yamaguchiko. Which is a better town in terms of transportation from Tokyo, getting to 5th station on Mt Fuji, inexpensive accommodation and good views?

Will there be other sites of interest in these towns to keep us occupied for 2 days?

Appreciate any input. Thanks.

Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 10, 2006
Hakone - Kai Resort  (1 Answer)

After a long time, I managed to find a picture of Kai Resort in Hakone. Wonder if anyone knows how to book the hotel and how to get there.

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