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Ekikara Hiking English map included! Participation is free of charge! Hiking held from Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, November 30, 2013 (except Tuesdays) A walk through Fujiyoshida and the history of sacred Mt. Fuji
Learn the history of sacred Mt. Fuji while walking in Fujiyoshida, a city which has prospered together with Mt. Fuji.

Information for First Time Participants

Ekikara Hiking (Hiking from the Station) events are one-day events starting from stations throughout the eastern Japan area that anyone can participate in easily. They consist of hiking while experiencing the historical buildings and abundant nature of the areas around the stations. Participation is free of charge. Participation in the Ekikara Hiking event is very simple! All you need to do is apply through this website and then go to the reception counter at the hiking spot on the day of the event!
Organization of the Event
Application through this website The Day of the Event (Reception counter at the hiking spot) Collect your map at the reception counter Setting off on your hike!
It is also possible to join the hike on the day of the event but a prior application is more convenient!   English-speaking staff is available to help you!   English maps are also available.
A wonderful free gift is included!
Customers who make a reservation through the Internet will receive another wonderful free gift as well!
  There are no time limits, etc.
Please enjoy the hiking in your own way!

Overview of the Hiking

Hiking from Mt. Fuji Station is a limited-period hike, available on any day of your choosing from Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, November 30, 2013 (except Tuesdays). There is no participation fee, and it would make a wonderful memory of your trip to Japan. You can just turn up on the day if you like.

Date Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, November 30, 2013 (except Tuesdays) All participants will receive gifts!
Original Can Badge
Original Can Badge
&
Hiking Map
(English Translation)
&
Postcards (5 card set)
&
One bottle of mineral water
Application Time 9:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
Nearest Station Fuji Kyuko Line Mt. Fuji Station

Recommended trains to Fuji Kyuko Line Mt. Fuji Station

Reception Area Fujiyoshida Tourist Information Center
Walking Time Approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes (excluding time looking round the sites)
Walking Distance Approx. 4.8 km
Tour Fee Free of charge
Lunch Feel free to bring your own lunch.
Guide This is not a guided tour. You can walk around there freely with a map.
Points to Note:
  • You will be Walking for about 1 hour and 30 minutes so please wear sturdy clothes and shoes, etc. on the hike.
  • There may be cases where bus service is suspended due to weather conditions.
[Bus fare (Sun Park Fuji mae, Fujisan Radar Dome mae⇒Mt. Fuji Station)] Adults 250 yen, Children 130 yen

*For the return to Mt. Fuji Station, please take the regular bus from the Sun Park Fuji mae bus stop or the Fujikko-go bus from the Fujisan Radar Dome mae bus stop.
The fares for the regular bus and the Fujikko-go bus are the same. For both bus stops, there are relatively few busses providing service so please check the schedules to see which one to use.

  • Please keep in mind that even during the hiking event period of Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, November 30, 2013, hiking events will not be held on any Tuesdays (specifically, September 3, 10, 17, and 24; October 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29; and November 5, 12, 19, and 26).
  • You can purchase a discounted joint ticket for the Mt Fuji Radar Dome Museum and the Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History, which are both located on the hiking course. To purchase the joint ticket, at the reception desk of the Mt Fuji Radar Dome Museum, show the hiking map distributed on the day of the hike.
[Mt Fuji Radar Dome Museum and Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History joint ticket]
  • Adults: 600 yen ⇒ 480 yen
  • Schoolchildren: 400 yen ⇒ 320 yen

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Hiking Course

On this course, you will learn the history of sacred Mt. Fuji while walking around Fujiyoshida, a city which has prospered together with Mt. Fuji. Participating customers are presented with postcards (5 card set) and one bottle of mineral water.
Fuji Kyuko Line Mt. Fuji Station, Walk
Fuji Kyuko Line Mt. Fuji Station
Located in the Yamanashi Prefecture city of Fujiyoshida, this Fuji Kyuko Line station opened on June 29, 1929. On July 1, 2011, its name was changed from Fujiyoshida Station to Mt. Fuji Station. It serves many customers both as a gateway to Mt. Fuji and as an access point for Mt. Fuji-area tourism.
Fujiyoshida Tourist Information Center, Walk
Fujiyoshida Tourist Information Center
Registration is at the tourist information center located inside the Mt. Fuji Station bus terminal. Tourist information is provided on Mt. Fuji and Fujiyoshida. Information is also available for travelers from outside Japan.
START!
Kanadorii, Walk
Kanadorii
A symbol of Mt. Fuji Shinko (the worship of Mt. Fuji as a sacred mountain), the Kanadorii shrine gate was first constructed in 1788, and the current one dates from 1955. It is 9.7 meters tall, and the posts are 0.88 meters thick. The Oshime-nawa rope hung on the gate is 11.6 meters long and weighs about 120 kilograms. The Kita Guchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja replaces the rope every five years.
Recommended
Pilgrim Inns (the former Togawa residence), Walk
Pilgrim Inns (the former Togawa residence)

The pilgrim inns helped the development of Mt. Fuji Shinko (the worship of Mt. Fuji as a sacred mountain). Pilgrims seeking to climb Mt. Fuji as a religious practice would lodge at these inns, which were located around the base of Mt. Fuji. The streets of Fujiyoshida are said to have thronged with such pilgrims.

[Open] 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (entry until 4:30 p.m.)
[Closed] Tuesdays

Recommended
Kita Guchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja, Walk, Tokai Nature Trail, Walk
Kita Guchi Hongu Fuji Sengen Jinja
Located in the Suwa forest this shrine is the starting point for Mt. Fuji's Yoshida climbing route. From the Edo period (1600-1868) on, the climbing of Mt. Fuji as a religious practice grew in popularity, and as a starting point for the climb, the status of this shrine increased. This importance was reflected in building construction on the shrine grounds, which continue to have a majestic atmosphere today.
Mt Fuji Radar Dome Museum, Walk
Mt Fuji Radar Dome Museum

After continuously watching the skies of Japan from the summit of Mt. Fuji for 35 years, this radar dome was moved here upon retirement in 1999. Many materials are on display inside, and visitors can learn about both Mt. Fuji and the weather by viewing and experiencing the exhibits.

[Open] 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (entry until 4:30 p.m.)
[Closed] Tuesdays

[Notice] If you show your hiking map at the reception desk, you can purchase a discounted joint ticket for the Mt Fuji Radar Dome Museum and the Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History.

  • Adults: 600 yen ⇒ 480 yen
  • Schoolchildren: 400 yen ⇒ 320 yen
Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History, Bus (fare charged)
Fujiyoshida Museum of Local History

A museum where you can learn about the history and culture of Mt. Fuji and the city of Fujiyoshida.

[Open] 9:30 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (entry until 4:30 p.m.)
[Closed] Tuesdays

Fujiyoshida Tourist Information Center, Walk, GOAL! Fuji Kyuko Line Mt. Fuji Station

Click here for information about Fujikyu Yamanashi Bus information (Japanese only)

Click here for information about Fuji Kyuko Mt. Fuji Station information

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Recommended Trains

From Shinjuku Station
    JR Chuo Line Limited Express
Azusa No. 3
JR Chuo Line Limited Express Azusa No. 7
  Weekday Saturday/
Sunday/
Holiday
Weekday Saturday/Sunday/
Holiday
Shinjuku Station dep. 7:30 7:30 8:30 8:30 8:30
Otsuki Station arr. 8:31 8:31 9:38 9:38 9:38
  For Fuji Kyuko Kawaguchiko Fuji Kyuko Fuji-san Tokkyu No. 3
For Kawaguchiko
Holiday Kaisoku
Fuji-san No. 3
For Kawaguchiko
(no service on some days)
For Fuji Kyuko Kawaguchiko
dep. 8:35 8:34 9:46 9:59 9:59
Mt. Fuji Station arr. 9:19 9:26 10:26 10:50 10:50

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Recommended Tickets

If you are in the East Japan area we recommend the JR EAST PASS which offers unlimited rides with no extra charges! For 8,000 yen, the "Free Pass" allows you to take a reserved seat in a normal car of the Shinkansen and limited express trains for three days as many times as you like.
JR EAST PASS JR Kanto Area Pass

Visit the New World Heritage Site Mt. Fuji

We are providing Mt. Fuji area tourist information as well as gift-campaign and other information! Please see the Mt. Fuji special page for details.

Go to the Mt. Fuji special page