Mount Fuji in 2019
- A view of Mount Fuji from Arakura Fuji Sengen Shrine
The season has come again! What to note about Mt.Fuji in 2019.
Now that Mount Fuji is open (from the 1st of July), the season for Mount Fuji climbing has begun!
According to the Ministry of The Environment of Japan, there were more than 200,000 people who came to Mt. Fuji during this open period in 2018. How many people would be coming this year...?
Let's take a look at what is available this year in and around Mount Fuji.
What are we going to cover?
The mountain that stands amongst Yamanashi and Shizuoka prefecture is 3,776m high and still is an active volcano.
There are four trails running along the mountain, which are the Yoshida trail, the Subashiri trail, the Gotemba trail and the Fujinomiya trail (The trail names are in colours accordingly to those in the official website).
The earliest trail to open is the Yoshida trail on the 1st of July. The remaining three trails open on the 10th of July. There will be a restriction on driving up to the mountain trails for the Yoshida trail, the Subashiri trail and the Fujinomiya trail from the 10th of July till the 10th of September.
Hatsu Kansetsu 【初冠雪：はつかんせつ】
The first snow to pile on the top of the mountain just after the summer is called Hatsu-Kansetsu in Japanese. In the old days, this was an index showing that winter is on its way.
In 2018, the first snow piling was observed on the 26th of September.
The local papers in Shizuoka reported that they have observed snow piling on top of Mount Fuji mid-June
Destinations around Mount Fuji
Want to look around Mount Fuji?
You can see Mount Fuji from many places in Japan.
Here is a nice location in Nagano
to go to if you're not a hiker.
- Shibazakura in Nagano