2016.09.27

Mountain Trails

Four Trail Heads and Mountain Trails

  • There are four trails that lead to the summit of Mt. Fuji.
  • Each trail has its own trail head as the starting point.
Yoshida Trail Head     : Fuji-Subaru Line 5th Station
Subashiri Trail Head    : Subashiri Trail 5th Station
Gotemba Trail Head    : Gotemba Trail New 5th Station
Fujinomiya Trail Head : Fujinomiya Trail 5th Station

  • Uniform Signs on the Trails
  • On Mt. Fuji, signs on the trails are coordinated in inscription, design, and color.
  • Four trails are color-coded with respective colors indicated on signs. Remember the color of your trail and take care not to follow trails of any other colors by mistake.

Yellow Yoshida Trail
Yellow:Yoshida Trail
Red Subashiri Trail
Red:Subashiri Trail
Green Gotemba Trail
Green:Gotemba Trail
Blue Fujinomiya Trail
Blue:Fujinomiya Trail

Trail Identification

  • Each trail has its own characteristics. Choose the one that suits you best.

  Yoshida Trail Subashiri Trail Gotemba Trail Fujinomiya
Trail
Altitude of Trail Heads 2,300m 2,000m 1,450m 2,400m
Time Ascent 6h 6h 7h 5h
Descent 4h 3h 3h 3h
Trails for Ascent and Descent The trail for ascent is completely different from the trail for descent.
In the section between the 8th station and the summit, trails for both ascent and descent are the same as those of the Subashiri Trail.
The trail for ascent is different from the trail for descent. In the section between the 8th station and the summit, trails for both ascent and descent are the same as those of the Yoshida Trail. The trail for ascent diverges from the trail for descent midway. The trail for ascent is the same as the trail for descent.
Inclination/Topography of Trails Zigzag path on relatively flat ground surface up to the 7th station.
Slightly rocky beyond the 7th station.
Relatively gently sloped and tree-covered up to near the 7th station. Gentle slope of volcanic gravel up to near the 8th station. Generally very rocky and steep.
Availability of Mountain Huts Many mountain huts on the trail for ascent.
None on the trail for descent.
None on the trail for descent below the 8th station (mountain huts on the ascending trail are accessible from the descending trail). Only a few.
None in the section between Oishi-Chaya (near the new 5th station) and the 7th station.
There are mountain huts at every station
Access to Trails Mountain bus from Kawaguchiko and Fujisan Stations. Mountain bus from Gotemba and Shinmatsuda Station. Mountain bus from Gotemba Station. Mountain bus from Mishima, Fuji, Shin-Fuji and Fujinomiya Stations.
Passenger Car Traffic Controls In place.
During the control period, shuttle bus is available from Hokuroku Parking Area.
In place.
During the control period, shuttle bus is available from Subashiri Multi-purpose Square Parking Area.
No. In place.
During the control period, shuttle bus is available from Mizugatsuka Parking Area.
Facilities at Trail Heads Many shops. Information office & public toilets at the 5th & 6th stations. Two shops &
public toilets.
Shops, temporary information office & public toilets. One shop, information office & public toilets.
Congestion on Trails Crowded (crowded beyond the 8th station, where it joins the Subashiri Trail). Partially crowded (crowded beyond the 8th station, where it joins the Yoshida Trail). Not crowded. Crowded.
Number of Climbers
(2016 Summer)
151,969 people 20,996 people 15,697 people 59,799 people
Aid & Rescue System First-aid centers at the 5th, 7th and 8th stations. No first-aid centers. No first-aid centers. First-aid centers at the 8th station.
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