Mount Fuji is the 3775 meters high sacred mountain of Japan. A dormant volcano, it attracts about 200,000 recreational climbers every year during the months of July and August when it is open for public climbing. The serene beauty of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding area in Japan is a vital stop for any trip to Japan. We spent 3 days in the area. Bring your camera and discover the various lakes and small towns close to Fuji-san.
The Fuji Subaru Line Gogōme, also known as Yoshidaguchi 5th Station or Kawaguchiko 5th Station lies at approximately the halfway point of the Yoshida Trail, which leads from Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine at the mountain’s base to the summit of Mount Fuji. It is the most popular of the four 5th stations on Mount Fuji and the best developed and easiest to access by public transportation from Tokyo. We rented a car and drove up to the top. Our kids enjoyed it and gave us freedom to stop along the way and enjoy the scenery down the slopes of Mount Fuji. The Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station is easily accessible all year round. It is a popular sightseeing spot even outside of the climbing season.
The station is reached by the Subaru Line, a scenic toll road up Mount Fuji’s lower northern slopes which begins in Kawaguchiko Town. The toll road costs just over 2000 yen.
5th station on Mt. Fuji is last one before you climb on top of the mountain. It has plenty of parking spots, shopping, restaurants and beautiful view over the valley. Mt. Fuji is very close, you can see peak of the mountain and enjoy scenery. This is as far up mount Fuji as you can go on by car or bus. This place is amazing. If you have the chance to visit Mt. Fuji you should absolutely take it. The air is clear and the view is amazing. The perfect time to be at Japan’s tallest mountain would be summer – July to August. You can either plan for you own trek or join a group tour.
It is absolute gorgeous and majestic, which we TOTALLY loved and will stay with us for very long time. Our kids were too young to climb up the summit but would love to bring them back in few years and climb up the summit with them.