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Are you looking for more reasons to plan your trip to Tokyo now? Well we have the got the perfect idea just for you. Why not mix a bit of adventure and excitement into your trip by including a trip the well-known symbol of Japan, Mount Fuji? Located just about 100 kilometers away from the Japanese capital, Tokyo city, you can easily plan a Mount Fuji day tour to experience the great joy of conquering this mighty mountain, and also learn what makes this site as special as it is. To help you get started on your journey we have put together a day trip itinerary to Mount Fuji, just for you. More about Mount Fuji More weekend getaways via GIPHY Interesting facts about Mount Fuji To begin with Mount Fuji, which is located on Honshu Island, is actually the highest mountain in Japan. Standing tall at 3776 meters (12,389 ft) it is ranked as the 7th highest mountain located on any island. A striking feature of the mountain is its symmetric shape which is even visible from city areas on clear days. Owing to its captivating beauty, the mountain is often a feature in various works of art and photographs. Aside from the its natural beauty, the mountain is treated as a symbol of Japan and one of Japan's historic sites which is considered by Japanese to be a representation of good luck and good fortune. This has led to the mountain becoming one of the most visited sites by pilgrims, sightseers, and adventure enthusiasts. Another distinctive feature of Mount Fuji is that it's a giant volcano; and not just one but three volcanos layered one on top of the other. Being classified as an active volcano may sound like a scary fact but it actually has a very low eruption risk with the last known eruption dating back to 1707-1708. The mountain is also identified as one of the Three Holy Mountains along with Mount Tate and Mount Haku. Owing to its amazing natural beauty, unique geographical identity, and historical & cultural value, the site was added to the UNESCO world heritage list since June 2013. Best time to climb Mount Fuji Picture Credit - Jakub Halun, commons.wikimedia.org The best time to climb this well-known symbol of Japan is during the summer which ideally falls between July to mid-September. This is the time where the weather is sunny and bright making it a great time to go for a hike and enjoy the best views from the mountain top. The exact start dates of the climbing season are announced officially based on prevailing weather conditions, and you can get more information by visiting the Official Mount Fuji website. You can also check which trial is open during the time you'd like to visit the peak. It is strongly advised to avoid climbing the peak off-season as the thick snow cover and other adverse weather conditions make the climb extremely risky. Mount Fuji trails leading to the peak Picture credit - www.yokota.af.mil 1. Yoshida Route – Estimated time to climb about 6 hours and 3.5. hours for the descent. Since this is the most popular route and highly recommended for beginners, it tends to get quite crowded during the peak season, which might cause delays in your climbing schedule. Many choose to climb the during the night (starting around 10.00 PM) to make it on time to view the sunrise from the summit by about 5.00 AM 2. Fujinomiya Route – the second most popular route among climbers, it has the shortest ascension time of about 5.5 hours 3. Subashiri Route – This route gets its name as the surface of the trail is mainly sand (Suba translates to sand in Japanese). The ascension time of this route is about 7 hours and it takes only about 3.5 hours to descend. For this reason, many travelers choose to descend via this route. 4. Gotemba Route – Since this route has a gentle slope it has the longest climbing time of about 8 hours to reach the summit. But the less prominent slope makes it also great for those who are less tolerant of high altitudes as the risk of developing altitude sickness is much less. How to get to Mount Fuji Because Mount Fuji is one of the most popular attractions in the country, the transport network to get to the site is highly developed and gives you a number of options to choose from. By train Picture Credit - Jakub Halun, commons.wikimedia.org To reach the Yoshidaguchi entrance you can take the Fuji Kyuko line train to Kawaguchiko Station followed by the Tozan bus which is often referred to as the mountain climbing bus and get off at the Fuji Subaru Line Go-gome stop If you are travelling from Tokyo or Osaka it is quite advisable to book a Japan Rail Pass ticket and travel from JR Tokaido main line's Mishima Station, the JR Tokaido shinkansen's Shin-Fuji Station, the Tokaido line's Fuji Station or the Minobu line's Fujinomiya Station You could also catch the Tozan bus by taking the JR Gotemba line to Gotemba Station or the Odakyu line to Shinmatsuda Station and also arrive at the climbing stations. By bus Picture Credit - shinjukustation.com There are special bus services operated by the Fuji Kyuko bus service. One option is to take the highway bus form the Shinjuku Highway Bus Terminal or even catch the highway bus which travels from the Haneda Airport to Mount Fuji during the summer. By car Picture Credit - Jack Stump, flickr.com If you wish to travel by car, you will need to check access prior to travel as there are often limitations set on various routes during the peak season. Parking facilities are available at Fujihokuroku Parking lot, Mizugatsuka Parking lot and Subashiri Multipurpose Parking Lot, and you can take a shuttle bus to the entrance points. Preparing to climb Mount Fuji: What You Need for a Mount Fuji Day Tour Picture Credit - climbing-mt-fuji.com As you plan your day trip itinerary to mount Fuji you might want to make a note of a few important points to prepare yourself for the journey ahead of you. There is quite a striking temperature difference between the starting climbing point and at the peak of about 20 degrees. Even during the summer, the temperature at the peak could reach freezing temperatures, therefore it is advisable to wear appropriate gear and weather appropriate clothing. It is best to invest in mountain climbing shoes and jacket for this purpose. Other important things to take along with you include plenty of drinking water, a torch, a towel, light snacks, sunglasses and a climbing pole to reduce the strain on your legs. Climbing Rules and Regulations Picture Credit - www.fujisan-climb.jp Since the mountain is considered to be a scared location and protected site, climbers are expected to be mindful of their conduct when visiting the area. As general guidelines refrain from removing any natural specimens form the area and also, causing damage in any way. Paid restroom facilities are also available for climbers along the way. What to See and Do in and around Mount Fuji Mount Fuji is part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. Therefore, the area has quite a number of interesting sites you can visit during your trip. So apart from climbing the mountain here are some things you can see and do during your visit Visit Hakone including the Ashi lake and hot springs Kawaguchiko Lake See the beauty of Kawaguchiko Lake - one of the Fuji Five Lakes located at the foot of the mountain Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine Picture Credit - Neworion, commons.wikimedia.org Learn more about Mount Fuji's ancient history at the Fujiyoshida Sengen Shrine (formally known as Kitaguchi Hongū Fuji Sengen Jinja) Arakurayama Sengen Park Picture Credit - Manish Prabhune, commons.wikimedia.org Capture some breathtaking images from Arakurayama Sengen Park viewing point. Subashiri 5th Station Picture Credit - planetyze.com Enjoy the amazing scenery at the Subashiri 5th Station Souvenirs Picture Credit - en.japantravel.com Grab some souvenirs to remember you visit and enjoy some great tasting Japanese cuisine at the Gotemba Premium Outlets, which feature over 200 shops and restaurants Address: 412-0023 Shizuoka, Gotemba, Fukazawa 1312Phone: +81 550-81-3122Hours: Monday to Sunday 10:00-20:00 Facebook | Instagram | YouTube | Google+ via GIPHY Check out our solo travel ideas Find things to do in Japan...
The Table Mountains of South Africa! A visit to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to one of the wonders of South Africa. Known as the gateway to Africa, the Table Mountain was voted as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world by the New7Wonders on November 2011. The Table Mountain with its unique flat-topped peaks which reach 1,086 meters above sea level is without doubt the most recognized site in Cape Town and very much an integral part of the Cape Town experience. The Table Mountain is a prominent landmark overlooking the city of Cape Town in South Africa and is in fact featured in the Flag of Cape Town and also in other local government insignia. Muslim travelers must take in the glorious views of this magnificent Table Mountain while exploring the endemic floral and animal species that abound in the wilderness of the Table Mountain region. The Glorious Views of the Magnificent Table Mountain The glorious views of the magnificent Table Mountain are famed worldwide. Tourists specially climb the summit or enjoy the scenic cable car ride to the top to take in the breathtaking overview of Cape Town from the mountain top. In addition you will also be overwhelmed by the 360-degree views of Table Bay, the rest of the Table Mountain National Park, the nearby peaks of the surrounding mountains, and the fabulous view of the sunset. The Table Mountain is inundated with so many remarkable views and sights that it is an ideal place for nature lovers and nature photographers to visit. Things to do and See at Table Mountain The most popular activity at Table Mountain is hiking. There are more than 350 available trails and many of them start at the Camps Bay side of the mountain, or the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, and even from the city center itself. However, there are also walking tours, caving, rock climbing, mountain biking, and picnicking that can be enjoyed on this amazing wonder of South Africa. Let’s also not forego a walk through the Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens founded in 1913 on the eastern foot of the mountain, which spans an area of 1,300 acres and includes a unique conservatory with plants from different parts of the world. Table Mountain Hike – Hiking in the Table Mountain is very popular and mostly free. There are over 350 trails that lead to the top for all types of hikers - from casual strollers to the more experienced and adventurous hikers. The Constantiaberg, the Silvermine or the Cape of Good Hope trails are the easier ones, while the Platteklip Gorge, Nursery Ravine or Skeleton Gorge are the more difficult trails. A conservation fee will be charged to enter areas such as Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Point or Boulders Beach. Although the hiking trails are well marked, it is best to hike in company or groups. Remember, that the Table Mountain is ultimately a natural reserve with wildlife abounding within this wild and untamed mountain. Table Mountain Walk – There are also free guided walking tours available at the Table Mountain. The thirty-minute free guided tours that take place on the hour from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. daily, depart from the Twelve Apostles Terrace (below the Café). These are family-friendly walks conducted by staff, who will also share the story of Table Mountain and the Cableway, and provide any assistance you may require. For those who prefer an Audio tour, these are also available. Alternately, some local volunteers also offer free guided walks on the second Sunday of every month. The meeting point is inside the main gate. To participate in these walking guided tours, visitors must wear the proper gear and strong boots, and also carry their hats/caps, sunscreen, water, rain coat and snacks. A wild card must also be obtained from the Tokai Tourism Sales Office which is closed daily from 12.30 p.m. to 1.00 p.m. Contact telephone is +27 021 712 7471. Caving - Table Mountain is unusual in having several large cave systems that have developed in sandstone. The biggest systems are the Wynberg Caves, located on the Back Table, not far from the Jeep Track, in ridges overlooking Orange Kloof and Hout Bay. Rock climbing - Rock climbing on Table Mountain is also very popular. There are many well-known climbing routes of different degrees of difficulty up the many faces of the mountain. The main climbs are located on cliffs below the upper cable station. Only traditional climbing is allowed. Commercial groups also offer abseiling from the upper cable station. Mountain Biking - The slopes of Table Mountain have many jeep tracks that allow mountain biking. The route to the Block House is a popular route for bike riding. There are well marked direction signs that Bike riders should follow. Table Mountain Biodiversity - Table Mountain has resisted six million years of erosion and is home to several rare and endangered flora and fauna. There are over 1,470 floral species, many of which are endemic to the Table Mountain. In fact the Table Mountain is part of the ‘Table Mountain National Park, South Africa’, where you will also find animals such as caracals, rock hyraxes or chacma baboons, as well as lizards, insects and birdlife which are unique to the region. It is also home to the Table Mountain Ghost Frog, an animal that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Simply put, Table Mountain flourishes with a rich biodiversity that you will not be able to find anywhere else on earth! Visiting Table Mountain – Access and Fees Visitors can reach the top of the Table Mountain by the cable car or by taking a hike or walking. The cable car starts at the foot of the mountain and reaching there is quite easy. For hikers, there are several options discussed above. To reach the foot of the mountain, there you can use the MyCiTi bus or the free shuttle service, the City Sightseeing’s hop-on hop-off bus, or meter taxis and Uber. Driving or using a private car is another option, except, that finding parking spots is difficult. Table Mountain Cable Car Tickets – Since 1929, there has been a cable car in operation to reach the summit of the Table Mountain. It is the fastest and easiest way of reaching the top. Visitors can purchase the Table Mountain cable car tickets either at the station at the foot of the mountain or from the city sightseeing bus drivers. Tickets are priced from 70 Rand to 255 Rand (terms and conditions apply). There are different prices for adults, children (aged 4 to 17), senior citizens and students. There are also one-way and return ticket options. The cable car is operational from 8.30 a.m. every day (first car up), except from 16th December and 15th January when it opens at 8.00 a.m. The cable car’s last car down varies between 4.30 pm (1st May to 31st August) to 9.30 pm (from 16th December and 15th January) depending on season. The Cableway is closed for annual maintenance from around 25th July to 7th August, weather permitting. Entry Fees are required for areas including the Boulders Beach, Silvermine Dam, Cape Hope, Oudekraal, Perdekloof, Orangekloof, Tokai Forest and Newslands Braai Sites. There are different fees for adults and children (2 to 11 years) that vary for the different areas from 6 Rand to 125 Rand per day. If travelling into the Park areas by vehicle, then vehicle entry fees and parking fees are also applicable. Halal food and Prayer facilities at the Summit of Table Mountain – There is a Café at the summit of Table Mountain with a wide variety of food types. However, Muslim travelers will have to check if the food served is halal. If possible take along some snacks on your visit. If you are on the top of Table Mountain enjoying the sunset, then you can possibly observe your evening prayers in an area that is not crowded. Don’t forget to take your prayer mat with you. Table Mountain South Africa Facts Here are a few interesting and intriguing facts on the Table Mountain of South Africa. The Table Mountain is the only natural site on the planet which has a constellation of stars named after it – ‘Mensa’, meaning “the table” in Latin. The Khoi people used to call the mountain Hoerikwaggo, meaning the ‘Mountain of the Sea’. The first European to climb it, Antonio de Saldanha, called it Taboa de Caba, meaning ‘Table of the Cape’. It is globally recognized for its biodiversity and contains unique flora and fauna. More than 70% of all the plants found on the mountain are endemic and survive only in the unique ecosystem of the slopes of the Table Mountain. The rocks on the mountain are over 600 million years old, making Table Mountain one of the oldest mountains in the world, older than the Andes, the Alps, the Rocky Mountains and the Himalayas. It is said that the Table Mountain is still growing. When the earth started splitting over 250 million years ago the Table Mountain resisted folding because of its tough granite base, which resulted in the mountain slowly beginning to rise, a process that still hasn’t stopped. Table Mountain is often covered in cloud. The cloud that forms around the mountain is called “table cloth”. It is South Africa’s most photographed landmark. There are many caves on Table Mountain, the biggest one is Wynberg. Over 800,000 people visit Table Mountain each year. In 1998, former President Nelson Mandela proclaimed Table Mountain, “a gift to the Earth”. At least two people get married on Table Mountain every month. With October approaching, there is still time to take a tour of South Africa before the end of the ‘best weather’ season of the country. With its famed Kruger Park and its iconic Table Mountain overlooking the city of Cape Town, visitors to this country must include a visit to the magnificent Table Mountain with its unique flora and fauna as part of their must-do and must-see lists of things in the Cape Town experience in South Africa. ...
Japan boasts of one of the best railway networks in the world and also is the master in developing high-speed trains One of major breakthroughs in the rail network of Japan is "The Shinkansen". Popularly called as the bullet-train, the Shinkansen is a network of high-speed bullet lines that has been functioning since 1964. The first Shinkansen operated between Tokyo and Osaka, the Tokaido Shinkansen and ran at a speed of 200km/hr. Today the Shinkansen functions between all the major cities on the islands of Honshu and Kyushu. The main functioning Shinkansen lines are: Tohoku Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Tokyo and Aomori. Nagano Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Takasaki and Nagano. Tokaido Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Tokyo and Osaka. Sanyo Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Osaka Station and Hakata. Kyushu Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Hakata and Kagoshima-Chuo. Joetsu Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Omiya and Niigata. Akita Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Tokyo and Akita. Yamagata Shinkansen: Operates between the cities of Tokyo and Shinjo. Shinkansen Trains: Usually the Shinkansen trains have two seating classes named 'Ordinary' and 'Green cars.' The Ordinary cars have seating arrangements in rows of 3x2 seats. The foot space is comfortable and the seats are regular. The Green Cars can be compared to the business class seating in airplanes. The seats are larger and have more foot space as compared to the Ordinary Cars. Seats are arranged in rows of 2x2 and the crowd is less. In 2011, a new class called the 'Gran Class' was introduced on the new trains running on the Tohoku Shinkansen line. This class can be compared to the first class on airplanes; the seating arrangement is in rows of 2x1 and guests are provided with additional facilities and services. Reservation: Many Shinkansen trains offer reserved and non-reserved seats in different cars. The Hayabusa, Hayate and Komachi trains along the Tohoku Shinkansen route are full-reserved trains; the Green Cars on all the Shinkansen trains are also fully reserved. Reservations can be made up to a month in advance of the journey till a short time before the departure of the train. Tickets can be purchased from the ticket counter, vending machines or also online. Facilities and Services: Almost all the Shinkansen trains offer snacks, boxed meals (not halal) and drinks along the journey. There are also a few vending machines with pay phones and drinks. On the newest trains guests can also have access to wireless internet services. Announcements are made on upcoming stations in different languages. All the Shinkansen trains are equipped with clean multiple toilets. ...