Tag Archives: 1st Station

August 17

Mt Fuji: The Long Climb (Part 1)

It’s impossible to miss Mt Fuji. Stepping off the bus at Kawakuchiko Station, it stands right there to the south, lording over the landscape with absolute dominion, awaiting it’s next round of conquerors and victims. At night, back-lit by city lights, it assumes something of an uneasy presence weighing on your mind just like the […]

August 03

Myth and reality – Climbing Mt Fuji from the very base

Myth 1 – Climbing Mt Fuji from the base is impossibly hard. Reality – It might be a lot longer (20km as opposed to about 6km) but you will have far fewer issues with altitude sickness.  Besides, the route to the 5th Station (where most being their climb) isn’t busy nor taxing, and it’s remarkably beautiful. Myth 2 – […]