2017.05.16

“Prospect & Avoidance” of Congestion

On weekend, Mt.Fuji is extremely crowded !

At Mt.Fuji, it is the tendency that the number of climbers increases from the mid-July and they concentrate on weekends.
Since lots of climbers try to see the sunrise at the summit, it is just before sunrise that the summit and around is most crowded.

The following situations are anticipated when and where it is crowded. 

  • Being late for arrival-time on mountain huts or sunrise-watching-points, because of its slow walking and climbing pace.
  • Being unable to keep places for rest, unable to take rest when it is necessary.
  • Being in high risk of falling over like dominoes or hit by falling rocks.

It is recommended for climbers to possibly avoid crowded days so as to enjoy safe and comfortable climbing.
As a reference, it is also quite possible to see sunrise from the way of climbing routes such as Yoshida Trail, Subashiri Trail and Gotemba Trail, from some points of Fujinomiya Trail as well.
Also, it is recommendable to see sunrise from mountain huts where you stay and unhurriedly climb to the summit after sunrise.

 

Crowded spots & hours are different from trail to trail.
You would be well advised to make your climbing schedule, reflecting on prospects of congestion etc. according to the trails.

 

2017 Calendar of Congestion-Prospect

●On the day of Fri. July 28th, there would be congestion in the morning since “Mt.Fuji Climbing Competition” is held at Yoshida Trail.
●From Thrus.Aug.31st to Fri.Sept.1st, “Omote-Fujinomiyaguchi Thanks-Giving Tour” is held at Fujinomiya Trail. On the day of Aug.31st, all the mountain huts at the Fujinomiya Trail are chartered for this event, and on the day of Sept.1st, there would be congestion during the hours of sunrise, so well advised to keep attention.

Calendar of Congestion-Prospect is made from data in the past, so there might be some possibility to differ from the present situation.
It is advisable making climbing schedule considering weather etc. and climb with affordable schedule.

Situations prospected during the days of congestion.

During the days of congestion, the 4 ascending trails are anticipated as follows.

Yoshida Trail> 


  • During some time zone, long range of trail from 7th station to summit would be crowded.
  • It would be required to climb at night in line in order to see the sunrise at summit.
  • It is anticipated to take doubled time of usual to climb at night from 8th station to summit.

Subashiri Trail>

  • Up until original 8th station where merging with Yoshida Trail, it would not be much crowded.
  • After merging with Yoshida Trail, number of climbers dramatically increases.

Gotemba Trail>


  • Even during the Most Crowded Days, no congestion is anticipated.
     

Fujinomiya Trail>

  • Not much like at Yoshida Trail, some congestion would occur at around close to summit when sunrise.
  • It is anticipated to take 1.5 times of usual to climb at night from 8th station to summit.
■Spots where congestion is anticipated
■Time zone when congestion is anticipated
Around Summit from Yoshida & Subashiri Trail in Crowded Day
Kengamine at about 11:00am in Crowded Day

Ordinary Day



During the days of congestion, the 4 ascending trails are anticipated as follows.

Yoshida Trail>


  • It is possible that climbers would concentrate on the area from 9th station to summit, and around 8th station where mountain huts studded.
  • Except the above, there would be no outstanding congestion. 


Subashiri Trail> 


  • There would be no congestion until merging with Yoshida Trail.
  • Up above the 8th station, same situation as Yoshida Trail.  


Gotemba Trail>


  • No congestion. 

Fujinomiya Trail>


  • Around close to summit, climbers rather concentrate along with sunrise hours.
  • Except the above, there would be no outstanding congestion.

■Spots where congestion is anticipated
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■Time zone when congestion is anticipated