Mount Fuji climbing guide: When to go and how to do it

Climbing Mt Fuji is on many travelers’ bucket lists. The iconic peak, which has inspired Japanese art and literature for centuries, is both Japan’s highest and most famous mountain. The height of Mount Fuji is 12.390 feet (3776 meters) and there are different ways to climb it. There are 4 main routes which differ in difficulty and the time needed to make the journey. The views from the top combined with the sense of achievement make the trip incredibly rewarding.

Fuji Excursion: New direct train from Shinjuku to Mount Fuji

Mount Fuji is a breathtaking destination which is right at the top of many visitors’ bucket lists. It offers sensational views which have inspired Japanese art for centuries but, at over 3,500 meters above sea level, it has not been the easiest place to get to! The great news is that the launch of the new Fuji Excursion train has made it much easier. It connects Shinjuku Station (Tokyo) directly to Mount Fuji which saves travelers a great deal of time as well as the hassle of making multiple changes.

JR Joban Line: Connecting Tokyo with Tohoku region

The Joban Line, or Jōban-sen, is a portion of Japan’s extensive commuter railway system, operated by the East Japan Railway Company (JR East). It connects the bustling metropolis of Tokyo with the Tohoku Region to the north. With the aid of a Japan Rail Pass, you can use this train system to quickly, easily, and affordably travel throughout Japan.