Mt. Fuji, a symbol of Japan is the highest conical mountain with the height of 3776 meters. Located on the border of Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefecture, it was registered as UNESCO world heritage site in 2013. Known as shy mountain, Mt.Fuji rarely appear, but if you are lucky beautifully snow-capped mountain can been seen.
At the top there is Shinto Torii gate and thousands people climb Mt.Fuji from the beginning of July to the beginning of September, when it is officially open to the public.
Some walk up from the bottom but many people drive up to the fifth station at 2400meters, and then walk up to the top taking nearly 5 hours.
It is possible to climb from the fifth station at 2300meters to 3776meters high top in one day. But as many want to see the sun rising from the top they stay over at mountain hut. They eat supper, take a nap and then start to climb at the midnight to reach the top before sun rising.
The temperature is 6℃ in summer during the daytime and goes down to nearly 0℃ at dawn. So climbers must prepare the warm clothes and mountaineering boots and gears.
Mt. Fuji from Oshino Hakkai.