Question

I will be going to Mt Fuji from Shinjuku. I plan to perhaps stay 1 night at Kawaguchiko then check out in the morning and thereafter...

...go up to Mt Fuji. Is it possible to finish off Mt Fuji and find my own way to get to Hakone for sight-seeing, and then finally return to Shinjuku from Hakone? I will be travelling light. thanks!

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City: Tokyo

Prefecture: Tokyo

Country: Japan

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When will you be travelling? Fujisan is closed for the rest of this year.
thank very much for your quick reply!

i must apologise for my ignorance!

I was not aware that mt fuji is closed even though it is not climbing season, as I had the impression that it is like the jungfraujoch in switzerland where people go up for sight seeing or ski holidays.
thank very much for your quick reply!

i must apologise for my ignorance!

I was not aware that mt fuji is closed even though it is not climbing season, as I had the impression that it is like the jungfraujoch in switzerland where people go up for sight seeing or ski holidays.
thank very much for your quick reply!

i must apologise for my ignorance!

I was not aware that mt fuji is closed even though it is not climbing season, as I had the impression that it is like the jungfraujoch in switzerland where people go up for sight seeing or ski holidays.
Well since you will be travelling in our early winter Mt Fuji will be already very
cold , so you must travel with enough warm wears...it is possible to return to
Shinjuku via Hakone...there are highway buses available till late afternoon..or
even trains....

It is even so nice to end a hard days sightseeing in a nice Japanese public
hot bath....a good way to end your day after visiting Kawaguchi . At Kawaguchi
- Ko ..there is a reasonable Japanese inn one minute walk from the train station.
It's called Kawahuchi - ko station inn and has lovely public baths too....you should
not miss it....a good place for an over night stay very central...if you wish to return
to Hakone on time.....for sightseeing.....

This way you should make it back to Shinjuku...with some energy to face the Tokyo lights...a city that doesn't sleep....

I hope you will enjoy your short stay......

Have fun....just don't go missing......1

If you do...ask any nearest Koban box...( Police box)

They will be able to help you out......

And most Japanese speak a bit of english now so you
should be okay...compared to my first vist 20yrs ago....

but I got around...with Mr. Bean's approach....( TPR)

All the best !
thank you for your reply, it was most helpful.

yes I have also shorted the station inn as I am not particular abt sleeping quarters as long as they are clean and safe. :-)
Dear Guest,

It has already winter season, so you couldn’t climb up Mt. Fuji anymore. If you want to climb up Mt. Fuji, you would like to better to wait next spring season.

But you can enjoy to stay by Lake Kagaguchiko even if this winter season.
Kawaguchiko lake side’s is ablaze with scarlet-tinged leaves. You can enjoy boat ride, BBQ, hot spring and etc,.

Please refer beneath official Kawaguchiko URL


It is not enough one night stay to visit to Kawaguchiko, Mt. Fuji and Hakone.
Mainly you just spend time for moving around, you can’t stop over hot spring and/or other attractive.

So I recommend you that you check out Kawaguchiko hotel, straight up to Hakone. You can’t be pleased to climb up Mt. Fuji, but you can be satisfied to watch Mt. Fuji from Hakone Lake Ashi Boat trip!!!
You can spend several
Hot spring place,


Outside museum


Other attractive.


You can refer these English writing URLs.

If you need further assistance, please let me know.

Terry
First of all, Mt. Fuji is officially open for general public from July and August only.
If you are an experience climber who did higher altitude like K9 or Everest, that's another story. During this period, it is lower than 0C on the top. Going up light is like a suicide mission.
If you wish to know more about that, check out the following url


On the other site, it will be nice to spend a day/night at Kawaguchiko. From there, you can take a local bus to Yamanakako , and then to Hakone via Gotenba.

If you need more detail bus schedule/route, contact me directly and I can draft them out for you.

More details of Mt. Fuji climbing during summer season can be obtain here
Hi Mr TY Wong,

Thank you for your most helpful response.

Our initial plan is to view sunrise or sunset & Mt Fuji from the Kawaguchi lake, and try the onsen at the ryokan.

We hope to visit both Kawaguchi and Hakone if the time allows. I understand that Hakone offers an aerial rope tram ride to Mt. Komagatake where one can get a good view of Mt Fuji along with Lake Ashi. There is also a cruise that tourists can take on Lake Ashi isn't it?

By the way. are there still cable car rides going up to Mt Fuji in winter? We are not trekking, but thought we could perhaps go view the snow covered mountain Fuji itself. Are there any activities in winter on Mt Fuji then?

Thank you so much once again for your kindness and patience.

Warm Regards,
John
There is no cable-car at Mt. Fuji, but there is a bus goes to 5th. station which is about 2500m above sea level. Temperature there is nearly 0C during the day now. Main activities at Mt. Fuji is trecking during summer time. Nothing much going on off season.
BTW, when is your arrival date and how many of you in the group. I have another 2 friends who are coming from Singapore next weekend too.
As everyone else has already pointed out, it will be a very difficult task to climb Mt. Fuji at this time of year. If you are an experienced climber, then feel free to attempt it. However, I personally don't see the risk. From what you have stated, you can do some trekking/hiking in the area and have a much more enjoyable time.
The onsens in the area are exceptional. I recommend Onsenji Yumedono:

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