*Review by Trial Traveler from Australia
We left Shinjuku station to go to the 5th station of fuji-san. When we came to the station it was really windy. We had a great lunch at Unjouaku before the climbing. The wind made us change our gear, it was necessary because it was also sunny. We rent a gear from the shop and we were glad because we had shoes, sticks, lamp, clothes…everything was there! We saw our 2 guides which was nice and also met people in our group. It was really good to see that the group was international people.
The first day of the climb was rather slow paced in order for no one to become exhausted, but I was glad that it was such. It made for an enjoyable climb for everyone, and everyone seemed very happy with the experience.
Reaching the summit certainly was an incredible feeling. Knowing that you have just conquered all 3,667m of Mount Fuji, and you’re about to experience what is regarded as the most beautiful sight in all of Japan.
The sunrise certainly did not disappoint. It was spectacular. Even the cloud formations above the mountain were amazing. I have never seen such clouds before, it was truly breathtaking.
I would recommend this trip to anyone that has two spare days in Japan. It is truly an experience not to be missed.