Mt. Fuji 5th Station

富士山5合目   Click to listen highlighted text! 富士山5合目

(fujisan go goume)

Located at approximately the halfway point of the Yoshida Trail, the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station (富士スバルライン五合目, Fuji Subaru Line Gogōme, also known as Yoshidaguchi 5th Station or Kawaguchiko 5th Station) is a must-visit spot for travelers seeking to experience the beauty and adventure of Mount Fuji. The station is the most popular of the four 5th stations on Mount Fuji and is the best developed and easiest to access by public transportation from Tokyo.

Visitors to the Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station can expect breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape, including the Fuji Five Lakes and the cities of Fujiyoshida and Kawaguchiko. The station is accessible almost year round, snow conditions permitting, and is a popular sightseeing spot even outside of the climbing season. During the climbing season (July 15 to August 31, 2022), shuttle buses operate between designated parking lots at the base of the mountain and the 5th station.

To reach the station, visitors can take the Fuji Subaru Line, a scenic toll road that begins in Fujikawaguchiko Town. The toll road costs 2100 yen and may temporarily get partially closed in winter in times of heavy snow. It’s important to note that the road is closed to private vehicles during the majority of the climbing season, so it’s recommended to take advantage of the shuttle bus service to reach the 5th station.

At the station, visitors can enjoy a range of activities, including hiking, souvenir shopping, and dining at the various restaurants and food stalls. The station also serves as the starting point for those embarking on the Yoshida Trail to reach the summit of Mount Fuji. The trail is considered the most popular and easiest of the four trails and typically takes between five to seven hours to complete.

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