Tag Archives: Mount Fuji

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 – […]

July 20

Flowers of Mount Fuji

The floral wonders I encountered when climbing Mount Fuji in mid July.

July 16

Sunset on Mount Fuji

The view from Tomoe-Kan Mountain Lodge (7th station) on the Yoshida Trail as the sun set.  More about my adventure/ordeal on the slopes of Japan’s newest World Heritage Site to follow soon.