Mt Fuji Hike—5th Station Trek to Historic Ochudo Trail

Overview

Walk Mt. Fuji's historic Ochudo Trail and discover the majestic wonders of one of Japan's most famous landmarks. Learn about the mountain's geological features and enjoy incredible views of the area's natural beauty.

Highlights

  • Learn about Mt. Fuji's geological and ecological features
  • Receive a Mt. Fuji commemorative souvenir
  • Walk the famous, historic Ochudo trail
  • Enjoy incredible views of the area's natural landscape

Key Information

Important Information

- If the total number of participants is fewer than 2 people, the tour will be canceled. Cancellation will be announced at least one day before the tour. - In the case of the bad weather, the tour will be canceled as it may cause a danger during the hike. Cancellation could be announced on the morning of the tour day (the latest) due to a sudden change in the weather. Please constantly check the dashboard until the tour starts in order to not miss any update. - Participants must complete the reservation at least three days before the departure date. (Depending on availability, same day registration may be available) - Please use the bathroom before the tour. Bathrooms are located near lower parking lots.

Description

Mt. Fuji's historic Ochudo Trail is now often used as a recreational hiking trail and a route from Mt. Fuji 5th Station on the Subaru Line through Oniwa to Okuniwa. However, among the religious, walking this Mt. Fuji path was once said to be one of the highest levels of Shugendo ascetic practices. In the past, only believers who had summited Mt. Fuji at least three times were allowed to walk the Ochudo Trail. On this tour, a national government licensed, English-speaking interpreter, well-versed on Mt. Fuji's history and terrain, will guide you on the historic Ochudo Trail. This two-hour trek will take you into the forest halfway up the mountainside to experience a richer, more verdant landscape than what you would experience on most Mt. Fuji hikes. Stone-paved sections along the way make this trail doable even for novice hikers. You will see stunning views of the trail's natural landscape. Lake Motosu, Lake Kawaguchi, the Southern Alps, and more historic landmarks decorate this pathway up to the summit. Whether you enjoy the budding blossoms of spring or the vibrant foliage of autumn, the seasonal beauty of this trail is breathtaking no matter when you visit. Now, the rich beauty of this landscape is available to the public, but space is filling up fast. Let Rakuten Travel Experiences help you secure your spot so you don't miss out.

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