recipes & lifehacks
Photo: The soil on the surface of the volcano is stony
How to do?
Photo: Piligrimage, © Funtema
2. On the way from 5th till 10th station there are places to get rest and warm, souvenir stalls - climbing takes about 5 hours.
Photo: You can have a snack or spend a night at the station, © levik.livejournal
As a souvenir you can buy a swagger stick with Japanese flag - on each station you can buy one with a stamp as a symbol of conquering burnt out on it (not for free - ¥300). To descend the mount there is another path - don't get confused not to run into crowd of people. You can stay for overnight at the bottom of Fuji on in the valley of Lake Kawaguchiko.
3. During off-season there isn't any facilities on Mount Fuji - warming centres and stalls are closed, search and rescue service doesn't function, buses don't run! Conquering the mount in this period is a risky adventure.
Where to do?
Sacred for Buddhists mount and a popular touristic object. It is an active volcano and reaches 3776 meters. The last eruption here occurred 300 years ago.4
When to do?
Tips and hints
• Necessary things: gloves, flashlight, water, itinerary map. All these things you can buy at 5th station.
• While coming up you can feel symptoms of height sickness caused by lack of oxygen - take an oxygen bottle (at 5th station you can get some).