Japan’s most awaited climbing season opens - Mount Fuji trails are waiting for you
Monday, July 9, 2018
A perfect chance to enjoy the nature in one of the most iconic sceneries in whole Japan
The summer season has just begun and Mount Fuji started opening its trails for all the climbers who dare to stand on top of its 3,776 meters height.
The Yoshida trail, in the Yamanashi prefecture, is opened since July 1st and the Subashiri, Gotemba and Fujinomiya trails - that begin in the Shizuoka prefecture - are expected to welcome their first guests on July 10th. The Ohachi-meguri trail, that rims the crater, will open July 10th as well. All trails will close again on September 10th until next summer, so those who aim to climb 富士山 (Fujisan, Mount Fuji) should do it soon!
As in previous seasons, climbers will be asked to pay a voluntary 1,000 yen fee. The money will be used to protect the natural environment of the area, which was declared World Heritage site by UNESCO in 2013. Governments have been doing their best since then to balance the preservation of the ecosystem and the consequences of the increasing number of visitors.
If you are not a beach person and have no plans for the long weekend that comes ahead, maybe you can spend your 海の日 (Umi no hi, Marine day) counting stars from the summit!
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