Making the climb to the summit of majestic Mount Fuji. People come from all over Japan to climb to the summit of Mount Fuji to see the sunrise.
Buses from Tokyo’s Shinjuku district conveniently drop climbers off at a station located at 7,546 feet point of the majestic mountain. It’s not cheating. This is where most people start the long and crowded trek. The Yoshida trail is the easiest and most popular among the climbing routes, with climbers wearing headlamps and carrying heavy packs spaced just feet apart on the rugged, rocky terrain. It takes an average hiker five to six hours to reach the summit. Most spend the night in simple mountain huts and start the final ascent in darkness. Being crammed together in the sparse accommodations is part of the communal climbing experience.