The highest mountain of Japan, Mount Fuji is the centerpiece of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park and rises to a height of 12,388 feet. The mountain is situated on the main island of Honshu and is towards the west of Tokyo. Now a dormant volcano, Mount Fuji has been an attraction to hikers and artists alike. On a clear day, the mountain is visible from Tokyo and Yokohama.
Mount Fuji is flanked by five beautiful lakes Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Saiko, Lake Motosuko, Lake Yamanakako and Lake Shojiko. Mount Fuji is a symmetrically proportioned dormant volcano set in breathtaking natural settings.
July and August are the best times to ascend the mountain and are the two official climbing seasons for the same. Climbing Mount Fuji out of the season can be a dangerous attempt. The highpoint of climbing Mount Fuji for sure are the enthralling views that it provides. It is not necessary that visitors start their ascent up the mountain from the base, as they can reach the 4th or 5th post directly by road. From this point it takes about 4-6 hours to reach the summit and the descent take almost 2-4 hours.
There are numerous huts and lodges along the trails that serve as comfortable and affordable resting stations and also provide visitors with food (not halal). Camping is not allowed on the mountain. There are numerous trails that you can take to climb Mount Fuji. Some of these trails include Fujinomiya trail, Gotenba trail, and the Subashiri trail.
Temperatures at the mountain can be low even during the summer months hence it is always advisable to carry suitable clothing. Also because of the high altitude at the summit, people often complain of breathing difficulties, hence it is always good to check your medical condition before climbing to the summit.