Conquering Japan’s Highest Mountain

I think I am going to have to do an International Exercise Hitlist (well a wishlist anyway). I came across this awesome blog from a friend I grew up with in a small country town in Queensland. She now lives and teaches in Japan and writes about her experiences there. As I was reading through several of her blogs I saw that she has climbed Mt Fuji! I had to read about it and I think you should to, what an amazing climb!

Celia in Tokyo

Can’t believe it’s been over a week since I was clambering up the rocky face of Japan’s highest mountain. Already it feels like a distant memory. My body has fully recovered; all hiking gear has been washed and put away. If it wasn’t for my “Mt Fuji stick” standing in the corner of my apartment, and the 250 odd photos on my camera, I could almost believe it never actually happened! It was a tough hike, I won’t lie. But it was worth it, just to see this:

Mt Fuji Land of the rising sun


Our group of 18 (friends, and friends of friends) took the 2:40pm bus from Shinjuku Station, arriving at the 5th station of Mt Fuji 2.5 hours later. There are actually 4 different 5th stations, each connecting to different trails on Mt Fuji. We decided on Fuji-Subaru 5th Station which is the entrance to the Yoshida Trail, the most popular…

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3 thoughts on “Conquering Japan’s Highest Mountain

    • Thanks very much for stopping by. I love trying new things and having a few goals on the go, I figure if I try enough new things not only will I keep myself fit and entertained, surely one of them will resonate with someone along the way! Cheers. 🙂


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