#373 Sunrise from Mt. Fuji

Seeing the sunrise from the top of Mt. Fuji is a classic bucket list item.

But first, is the climb.

You can take a bus or train to the 5th station – after that you’re all alone.

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5th station amenities

Well, with the hundreds of other climbers.

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Each station has many huts that offer over-priced food and drinks and shelter.

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After several hours of climbing, you finally arrive to see the dawn break.

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The Sunrise

It is a breath-taking sight (but also very crowded at the top!)

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Crowds

A less known view is from the other side of the crater, you can see Mt. Fuji’s shadow!

Mt. Fuji's Shadow

Mt. Fuji’s Shadow

Official climbing season is from early July to early September.

Check out the official English site here.

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