Mt. Fuji Area (Shizuoka)富士山エリア
The highest mountain in Japan with a beautiful cone shape. The center of mountain worship since ancient days.
Mt. Fuji is 3,776 meters high and is the highest mountain in Japan, situated at the border of two prefectures, Shizuoka and Yamanashi. With unrivaled magnificence and a beautiful cone shape, Mt. Fuji has often been selected as the subject of paintings and literature. It is the world-famous as a symbol of Japan.
At the foot of Mt.Fuji is Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha Shrine, the headquarters of 1300 Sengen Jinja Shrines in Japan, worshipped by the early climbers before climbing up. In May, "Yabusame Festival", the Japanese samurai performance with bows and arrows on the horse, is traditionally held in this shrine. You can also visit Shiraito Falls or explore nature of Asagiri Highland including Lake Tanuki where you can see “Diamond Fuji”, the precious moment when the sun rises on the top of Mt.Fuji.
Mt. Fuji has long been the center of mountain worship of ancient Japan. Today, it is a popular mountain to climb, and many people climb Mt. Fuji to watch the sunrise called Goraiko from the top. Access to the 5th station is well maintained, so you can go up to this point and thoroughly enjoy the magnificence of Mt. Fuji by just looking at the beautiful sight and its surrounding environment close at hand from May to Nov without having to climb all the way to the top.
From Tokyo :
45 min to Mishima Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen "Hikari", and 2h to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji by bus. Or 1h 10min to Shin-Fuji Station by JR Tokaido Shinkansen "Kodama", and 2h 15min to the 5th Station of Mt. Fuji by bus. (Bus available during Fuji climbing season and runs until October)