Mount Fuji preservation fee was introduced in 2014. This fee helps to preserve the environment of Mount Fuji and ensure the safety of climbers. A fee of 1,000 yen is charged to all climbers heading for the summit of Mount Fuji.
Payment shall be made on the day of climbing at the trail entrance. You also can pay in advance via the Internet or at a convenience store. See the websites of Yamanashi Prefecture and Shizuoka Prefecture for details.
Although the climbing trails of Mount Fuji are developed to prevent straying, many climbers still take the wrong route when descending. It especially happens at the fork to the Yoshida Trail and the Subashiri Trail. Although these two routes take the same descending path from the summit, the trail separates at the Shita-edoya hut located at the eighth station. Signposts along the trails show the Yoshida Trail in yellow and the Subashiri Trail in red, so use the color as a guide when descending.
All the buses from Tokyo Station to Kawaguchiko Station now operate via Chuo Expressway. By taking the first bus of the day, you arrive at Yoshida Trail’s fifth station around at 10 o’clock. The first bus and buses departing at 10:20 a.m. or earlier bound for Kawaguchiko Station leave from Yaesu South Bus Terminal, and buses departing 11:20 a.m. or later leave from Tekko Building Bus Terminal.
[ Tekko Building Bus Terminal ]
- ■ JR Tokyo Station: Ca. 2 minutes from Yaesu North Exit, Ca. 2 minutes from Nihonbashi Exit
- ■ Subway Otemachi Station (Tozai, Marunouchi, Hanzomon, Chiyoda and Toei Mita lines): Ca. 2 minutes from Exit B10
- ■ Subway Nihonbashi Station (Tozai, Ginza and Toei Asakusa lines): Ca. 3 mins from Exit A3
From Shinjuku Station, use a convenient express bus going directly to the Subaru Line fifth station, the entrance to the Yoshida Trail. Additionally, express buses bound for Kawaguchiko Station depart at 30-minute to one-hour intervals. The boarding/landing place is Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal that opened in April 2016.
[ SEBT (Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal) ]
- ■ JR Shinjuku Station: Ca. 2 minutes directly from New South Exit (5:45 a.m. to 12 a.m.)
- ■ Keio Line Shinjuku Station: Ca. 5 minutes from Keio Department Store Exit
- ■ Keio New Line Shinjuku Station: Ca. 5 minutes from Keio New Line Exit (Exit 2)
Express buses from Shibuya Station bound for Kawaguchiko Station operate nine times a day. By taking the first bus of the day, you arrive at Yoshida Trail’s fifth station around at 10 o’clock. You get on and off the bus at the fifth floor of Shibuya Mark City, a landmark of the Shibuya Station West Exit area. It’s directly connected to Shibuya Station on the Keio Inokashira Line.
[ Shibuya Mark City Bus Terminal ]
- ■ Keio Inokashira Line Shibuya Station: Ca. 3 minutes from the Central Exit and Avenue Exit (opening from 8:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.)
- ■ JR Shibuya Station: Ca. 5 minutes from Central Exit
- (Please walk toward Shibuya Station of the Keio Inokashira Line and use the escalator on the left just before the Central Exit of the station and go up to the third floor of Mark City, and then to the fourth and then to the fifth floor.)
There are many facilities around Mount Fuji that will soothe your body after climbing. Treat yourself by praising your success.
The purely wooden hot spring facility boasts a height up to the ceiling of 12 m and a width of more than 330 sq.m. You can become refreshed by soaking your tired body in the highly concentrated carbonated spring! The facility is also equipped with a restaurant, scenic resting room, bedrock bath, and beauty-treatment clinic. The restaurant provides meals using the local ingredients of Yamanashi Prefecture. Please use Fujiyama Hot Spring to heal your fatigue from mountain climbing.
Fujikyu Unjokaku, located at the entrance to Mount Fuji’s Yoshida Trail, has been in service with the concept of a “base camp where climbers can spend time more comfortably.” Having a calm exterior appearance and interior decoration not harming the scenery of Mount Fuji as a world heritage site, the facility has a shop area with a wide variety of items to sell, as well as an accommodation space and restaurant. Don’t forget to eat their specialty Fujiyama Croissant as well. Spend your time before and after climbing comfortably at Fujikyu Unjokaku.
A multiple tourist facility with a restaurant, shop, etc., Mori-no-eki Fujisan will open on July 9 (Sat.) as a new tourist base at the southern foot of Mount Fuji. From inside the glassy building, you can enjoy seeing the magnificent scenery of Hoei Volcano, a symbol of Mount Fuji as seen from Shizuoka Prefecture, just in front of you. The facility is adjacent to Mizugazuka Park’s parking lot, which functions as parking for climbers on the Fujinomiya Trail during the private-car restriction period, so the facility is also a gateway to Mount Fuji. At the restaurant, you can enjoy local ingredients, such as Mikuriya-soba (buckwheat noodles) from Gotemba, Susono Pork, and ingredients from Suruga Bay. In the shop, you can buy souvenirs with a motif of Mount Fuji, which are perfect memorials of climbing, as well as specialty local items of Shizuoka Prefecture.