Yoshida Trail

Yoshida Trail

Yoshida Trail, which is based at the fifth station of the Fuji-Subaru Line, is visited by many tourists and climbers every year. Having the largest number of huts and two first-aid stations, the route is recommended for those who have no experience mountain climbing or those who are climbing Mount Fuji for the first time. You're less likely to get lost because there are many other climbers, but naturally you can't avoid the crowds. Climbers who want to see the sunrise from the trail summit queue up, causing congestion before dawn. You use different routes for climbing up and down.

Unfold information about the huts

Characteristics of the course

Standard time required

Fifth station elevation / Summit elevation

Yoshida route map

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How to climb the Yoshida Trail

Fifth to sixth station

Start climbing the wide, gentle trail from the entrance located at the back of the square. Where the road begins to slope a little downwards there is Izumi Falls, which is a fork. You take the climbing route on your right and go through a forest to arrive at the sixth station where you will find the Mt. Fuji Safety Guidance Center.

Sixth to seventh station

You go up the sand slope in a wide zigzag manner. Because there is no shade from here, protect yourself from the strong sun in the daytime by wearing a hat. The huts are located at the seventh station. Until then you need to continue climbing but maintain a constant pace.

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Seventh to eighth station

The first hut is Hanagoya, from where the seventh station starts. It's a steep rocky area, and there are huts at 10-minute intervals. You may want to rest often because there are many huts, but resting for a long time conversely makes you tire more easily, so try to steadily move forward.

Eighth to old eighth station

From here, the elevation exceeds 3,000 m and the temperature drops. You may feel there's less oxygen. Go up at a slow pace so that you won't get short of breath. It is important to have food or water when resting in order to keep fit.

Old eighth station to the summit

The angle becomes steeper from here. Goraiko-kan located at 8.5 station is the last hut. The trail summit is near when you pass the ninth station with the torii gate. However, this is the hardest place. Keep your own pace without hurrying. When you've walked up the stone steps, you will arrive at Kusushi Shrine. Great job!

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Climbing down

Use the separate trail for climbing down. The entrance is located beyond the hut next to Kusushi Shrine. At the eighth station, there is a fork to Yoshida Trail and Subashiri Trail, so you need to be careful. Because there are no stores along the descending trail, carry some water from the summit.

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Be careful not to take a wrong way!

Although Mount Fuji’s climbing routes are developed so that you will not take the wrong path, there are many such cases where climbers take a different route than the ascending route when descending. The most misunderstood point is the fork to Yoshida Trail and Subashiri Trail. Climbers on these trails start from the same descending route from the summit, and at the eighth station (Shita-edoya), Yoshida-Trail climbers go left and Subashiri Trail climbers go right. If you fail to notice this fork, Yoshida Trail climbers may take Subashiri Trail by mistake. Signposts along the trails show the Yoshida Trail in yellow and the Subashiri Trail in red, so use the color as a guide when descending.