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Mt. Fuji 5th Station, Narusawa-mura

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The highest point accessible to cars, Mt. Fuji 5th Station serves as the gateway for scrabbling up rugged Mt. Fuji. Located directly at the foot of the mountain, the point allows you to soak in dramatic views of the summit from the comfort of several restaurants and souvenir stores. At an elevation of 2,300 m (7,545 ft), the station also offers an impressive view of the surrounding five lakes and the city below. Work out when and for how long to visit Mt. Fuji 5th Station and other Narusawa-mura attractions using our handy Narusawa-mura vacation route planner.
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  • OMG what can I say about Mt Fuji. Just an amazing experience all round. We were a group of 3. Arrived by bus from Kawaguchiko station. Took our time at the 5th station at the start of the Yoshida trai...  more »
  • It's one of best tours we had. It's a jampacked schedule. Mt Fuji, Hakone day tour with lake asahi and ride in ropeway. We're so lucky because the weather is nice that we get the nice glimpse of Mt Fu...  more »
  • To see the mountain's magic. It never ceases to be amazed by how powerful it is. The eyes are directed at all times to the mountain. I have seen it many times both with and without snow, rain clouds that devours it, but each time the fog does not see it that way if you look only more often because you want it to appear. This time it was so clear and nice weather that saw it all the way from Tokyo.
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  • Be careful to check toll booth opening hours. A warning for travellers planning to hike overnight out of season: the road can be closed overnight meaning you can't get up to the 5th station. The weather was great when we drove up at about 9pm and we found out by making lots of enquiries down in kawaguchoko that it wouldn't open til 3am. No info only about this so you just need to enquire on the day.
  • This is the start of the Mt Fuji climb using the upper portion of the Yoshida trail. It is super cool to climb higher and higher and still see guest huts serving Ramen and stamping your walking sticks. I consider this a bucket list climb and recommend that anybody go to the fight station even if they don't hike any higher.
  • Not sure how to rate a rest stop. But it's pretty much hotels for people to stay in before attempting the summit of Fuji, souvenir shops, some food shops, and then a shrine in the back. This place also has a large public restroom and some scenic outlooks that I didn't see because everywhere was shrouded in fog. Also, I came from Tokyo around 85F and it was about 50s at this stop.
  • The views up are stunning - even though we went though cloud to get there. Shops are OK pricing though not a lot of food options. Unless you like corn.
  • Nice place to start climbing to Mt.Fuji, buses to Shinjuku, Kawaguchiko station, Gotenba station etc ..