Yoshida Trail Yoshida Trail

Before setting off to climb Mount Fuji, learn about the Yoshida Route

  1. Basic Route Information
  2. Mountain trail introduction
  3. Downhill Road Introduction
Mount Fuji Yoshida Route Climbing Map

Yoshida route information

Route information: Starting height: about 2300m
Elevation difference from the top of the mountain: about 1400m
Uphill distance budget: 7.5km Approximate time required: 6 hours
Downhill distance budget: 7.6km Approximate time required: 3 hours
Location: Starting from Yamanashi Prefecture, starting from the north of Mt. Fuji and going up the mountain. At the time of Oraiko (sunrise), the whole route is easy to see from the fifth station to the top of the mountain.
Departure point: Fuji Subaru Line 5th Station
Features of the route: The climbing path and the falling path are divided into two independent routes. The mountain huts are concentrated on the climbing path. Most climbers on Mount Fuji will use the Yoshida Line as the preferred climbing route. It's OK to follow the mountaineering team (big man~).
In addition, the transportation is also very convenient. There is a connection between Kawaguchiko Station and Tokyo Shinjuku Transportation. After going down the mountain, shopping and hot springs are super convenient~

Mount Fuji climbing route, Yoshida line altitude and mountain hut location (uphill route)
Mount Fuji Yoshida Route Climbing Map

Tips: Yoshida Subaru Line 5th Station and Yoshidaguchi 5th Station are two different places. Mountaineering public transportation connects to Subaru Line 5th Station. Don’t make a mistake when going down the mountain! Because if you go wrong, there may be no bus to take, and you need to walk home.

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2. Information on Yoshida Line hiking trails

Post Office: Located at the 5th Station Plaza, selling postcards and stamps. Letters sent from the 5th station post office will have their own seal.
There are also souvenir shops, restaurants, coin lockers (small ¥500/medium ¥1000/large ¥2000), lounges, sleeping and bathroom facilities, and free toilets in the 5th Station Plaza. Details:Yoshida Route Wuhe Garden
First aid station: Yes, located at the 5th, 7th and 8th stations. Ambulance technicians will be stationed at the 5th station during the day, and the 7th and 8th station adopt a 24-hour shift system (the opening hours may vary, please be sure to check with the local staff before climbing). Iwakan", the 8th station first aid station is located in "Taizikan".

Yamanashi Prefecture Fuji 5th Station General Management Center: Located at the entrance of the 5th station climbing trail, police and mountaineering instructors are stationed during the day. There is also an eco-trekking tour to watch Mt. Fuji, which needs to be reserved in advance. reserve: "Mt. Fuji 5th Station Integrated Management Center, telephone0555-72-1477 (Japan), office hours: 9 am to 4 pm".

There is a Mt. Fuji Safety Guidance Center at the 6th station: during the opening of the mountain, staff are stationed in shifts 24 hours a day to provide climbers with safety guidance, first aid and necessary mountaineering information.
There is a Mt. Fuji Safety Guidance Center at the sixth stationHelmet loan for mountaineering, no rent required, but limited quantities. The deposit is ¥3,000 yen, and the deposit will be refunded in full if the helmet is returned without damage.

Extended reading: What equipment should I have for climbing Mount Fuji?
Useful Links: Mount Fuji Climbing - Equipment and Clothing

The trails from the 5th to the 6th stations of the Yoshida Route are relatively flat and can be accessed without any climbing equipment.
The sixth station is a climbing route, and climbing equipment is required before proceeding. Starting from the sixth station, there will be fewer places to be covered, so we must pay attention to hydrating the body to prevent heatstroke.

When you arrive at the eighth station emergency center located in Taiziguan, it means that you have exceeded 3,000 meters above sea level, and you will be more likely to experience high mountain symptoms. It is necessary to keep a slow pace, take a deep breath,Add enough water.

Mt. Fuji climbing route, Yoshida line height and mountain hut location (downhill route)

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It is easy to encounter crowds when climbing at the 8th station. Before welcoming the light at night, go to the top of the mountain and you will see the "headlight long fire dragon" (laugh~).
The eighth station of the Yoshida Line merges with the Sushi Line, so you can wave to friends who depart from the Sushi Line XD.

(Small knowledge: The eighth station and above are the territory of Mount Fuji Hongu Sengen Taisha Okunomiya. It can be regarded as the land of gods. Remember to take good care of Mount Fuji!)
Pass through the Goraiguang Pavilion located at the eighth and five spoons, and then go up to the torii gate of the ninth station. We will reach the top of the mountain soon~
Restroom Information: The mountain huts along the mountaineering route have restrooms for the outside, which can be used by non-residents. The fee is ¥100-¥300 once

How to easily make a reservation for the Mountain Hut/Oraikokan?
Useful Links: Mount Fuji Mountaineering-Mountain Cabin Reservation

You can rent equipment for free at the police station at the sixth station of the Mount Fuji Yoshida Route
6th station helmets can be rented for free

Yoshida Line Downhill Road Information

When descending from the top of the mountain via the Yoshida route, you will start from the dedicated downhill road instead of turning back along the road.
Therefore, if you stay in the Yulaiguang Pavilion with 8 in 5 spoons, and plan to return to the Yulaiguang Pavilion after climbing to the top of the mountain, you must return to the climbing path and walk down to the Yulaiguang Pavilion. Because if you walk down the mountain from the top of the mountain to the downhill road, you will not pass through the Goraikokan.
Before going to the Edoya at the eighth station, the downhill path is the same as the Subashiri Line (the sign will show both the red Sushiri Line and the yellow Yoshida Line)

Mt. Fuji Yoshida Line and Subashiri Line Branching Point

The picture above shows the divergence point of the Yoshida route and the required route. There will be Japanese mountaineering instructors on duty during part of the day. If in doubt, ask before proceeding.
Note: Don't take the wrong line when you reach the divergence point! You have to take the route to the 5th station. There is no road or bus directly to the 5th station of Yoshida. If you take the wrong route, you have to find a bus or taxi to return to the 5th station of Yoshida.

Restroom information: Edoya at the 8th station is the last mountain hut on the downhill road, and the next restroom is the public restroom at the 7th station (about 80 minutes’ walk).
So if time permits, please solve it on the top of the mountain first. Going further down, after reaching the sixth station, there are also public toilets available for use.
The downhill road is an endless Z slope, and most of the Z slopes are gravel roads, so be careful to walk slowly when going down the mountain to avoid slipping. It is advisable to rest for a while before starting when you walk to the seventh station of the downhill road.
(Equipment suggestion: Use a pair of trekking poles to help go down the mountain)

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If it is the first time to climb Mount Fuji in Japan, it is recommended to choose the Yoshida Line, after all, there are more facilities and support on the mountain.
In case of altitude sickness/discomfort, it is relatively easy to stay in a mountain hut to rest.
There are relatively few mountain huts that require trekking, and there are relatively few supports. Those who plan to trek must first consider their own experience and physical strength! Of course, if you are led by an experienced team, it is still attractive to walk along the line (just for Dasha~laugh~).
How fun is Dasha Walking? I think you can only understand it by experiencing it yourself. However, you need to have enough equipment at any time before you start, even if you are a beginner, novice, or veteran, don't underestimate Mt. Fuji!

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