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"Mount fuji climb (3-4 Sep 2006)" Fuji-Hakone-Izu-kokuritsu-koen Things to Do Tip by jeraldine

Took 10:55am bus from shinjuku to kawaguchiko trail's 5th stage.. at 1:30pm hiked up to 8th stage.. reached at 5pm.. dinner at 6pm.. rest from 7pm to 2am.. i used "rest" coz i din sleep well.. juz like before at mount kinabalu.. very tired but awake.. terrible headache and took some pain killer.. breakfast at 2:30am.. started hiking to summit at 3am.. well a bit of human jam.. headache din really go away.. so i walked slowly with deep breathing.. reached at 4:15am.. it was quite cold as wind was really strong.. some hikers were not very equipped.. but we were :).. sunrise at 5:15am.. 1 round around the crater.. descended at 7:15am.. the down slopes were really steep and lots of loose gravel.. thus our toes hurt badly.. i juz bear with it and run down the slopes most of time.. back to 5th stage at 10:45am.. took 11:30am bus to kawaguchiko station and then 1pm bus back to shinjuku..

Most beautiful sunrise i ever see.. great views from summit and climb is not too difficult.. best to climb during off peak but accessibility not as convenient as during summer.. avoid july and august..

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